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Traffic piles up during rush hour Friday at the corner of Metacom and Bay View avenues.

DOT targets Metacom Avenue for highway improvement

DOT targets Metacom Avenue for highway improvement

Directly in front of the Bristol Police Department headquarters is, perhaps, the most dangerous stretch of road in town. More than 50 accidents occurred on Metacom Avenue in Bristol and Warren so far in 2015, according to website getcrashreports.com, a service that allows those involved in accidents to obtain copies of the accident report. Of

The original Sakonnet River Bridge was built in 1956. It sits just north of the new span, which opened in September 2012. Photo by Jim McGaw.

Old Sakonnet Bridge not coming down this year

PORTSMOUTH/TIVERTON — Despite earlier indications that the old Sakonnet River Bridge would be taken down this year, you’ll have to wait until at least 2016 before the rusty green link between Portsmouth and Tiverton is dismantled. “We currently anticipate the demolition of the old Sakonnet River Bridge to be advertised by the summer, pending environmental permitting


RIDOT issues weekly travel advisories for East Providence

PROVIDENCE — The Rhode Island Department of Transportation’s weekly list of travel advisories includes a number of potential interruptions for local drivers. I-195 East and West, from the Providence River Bridge to Rte. 1A (Pawtucket Ave.), alternating lane and shoulder closures for a bridge inspection, Wednesday and Thursday nights from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.

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Pawtucket Avenue bridge work in East Providence nears completion

EAST PROVIDENCE — Residents and motorists who frequent Pawtucket Avenue near Centre Street will have noticed some recent road work being done by construction crews, which despite the minor inconvenience will ultimately lead to safer conditions for pedestrians and drivers alike. Urged on by constituents, State Representative Katherine Kazarian (D-Dist. 63, East Providence) and the

Letter: Thanks to RIDOT for Portsmouth road work

To the editor: Please allow me to publicly thank several people at RIDOT involved in the decision and execution of removing the frost heaves on East Main Road in Portsmouth. They are Director Michael Lewis, Kazem Farhoumand, Donald Iannuccilli, Robert Smith, Bernie Frezza, Joe Lima, Kate Wilson, Muraina Akinfolarin, and Frank Perri. Thanks to Lynch

Photo by Joe Hutnak. Tom Cunningham, project engineer with Commonwealth Engineering, explains some of the drainage options for the Portsmouth roundabout project on Oct. 20.

Portsmouth roundabout project takes another tentative step

PORTSMOUTH — After what some residents described as a nearly 50-year process to improve East Main Road, the proposal to build three roundabouts from town hall to Clement’s Marketplace took another small step Monday night, as town councilors heard a presentation from the Rhode Island Department of Transportation. RIDOT Deputy Chief Engineer for Design Robert

Maps of the different bikeway routes through Portsmouth are reviewed by residents at Tuesday’s workshop.

Portsmouth residents like Melville route for bikeway

PORTSMOUTH — The proposed Aquidneck Island Bikeway would traverse Melville Ponds and its campground if the majority of residents at a workshop Tuesday night had their way. The Aquidneck Island Planning Commission (AIPC) presented three different options for the Portsmouth leg of the bikeway to about 80 people during a nearly two-hour informational session at Town

Tom Ladd (left) and Scott Stipetic program different lighting themes on the Sakonnet River Bridge Sept. 10. They set up alongside the bike path at 1 p.m. and were still there nearly nine hours later. Photo by Jim McGaw.

About 25 lighting schemes programmed for Sakonnet Bridge

PORTSMOUTH/TIVERTON — Drivers have either been dazzled or bewildered by the colorful light shows on the new Sakonnet River Bridge. Well, brace yourself. You ain’t seen nothing yet. The Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority (RITBA) has programmed specific color schemes for no fewer than 25 different holidays and special days throughout the year. RITBA, a