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Portsmouth residents slam DOT’s plan for intersection

Portsmouth residents slam DOT’s plan for intersection

Above: R.I. Department of Transportation rendering of the proposed reconfiguration of the Park Avenue/East Main Road intersection. PORTSMOUTH — Town Council members and local residents had a strong message for state officials Monday night over plans for the intersection of East Main Road and Park Avenue: It ain’t broke, so don’t fix it. Officials from the

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DOT to present Portsmouth road ‘improvements’

Above: R.I. Department of Transportation rendering of the proposed reconfiguration of the Park Avenue/East Main Road intersection. PORTSMOUTH — A state plan to block access to Chase Road from Park Avenue will be presented to the Town Council Monday night. The proposal by the R.I. Department of Transportation (RIDOT) also calls for shifting Park Avenue to the

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