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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 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

The R.I. Department of Transportation was busy Tuesday preparing a section of Bristol Ferry Road in Portsmouth for a road reduction which is expected to go into effect by Wednesday afternoon, May 21.

Bristol Ferry lane reduction in effect by Wednesday

PORTSMOUTH — A “road diet” for Bristol Ferry Road should go into effect by tomorrow afternoon, a spokeswoman for the R.I. Department of Transportation (RIDOT) said today. However, it seemed the bulk of the work was already completed by 5 p.m. Tuesday. RIDOT is reducing a 1.2-mile stretch of Bristol Ferry Road — from Turnpike Avenue

Letter: Please attend meeting on road diet

To the editor: On Monday, March 31, at 6 p.m., the Portsmouth Town Council will hold a public hearing in their council chambers about the proposed road diet on Bristol Ferry Road that the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) recently announced. The Town Council is being very generous with their time and this is