Town will hold informational meeting on Stone Arch Bridge Oct. 23

Town will hold informational meeting on Stone Arch Bridge Oct. 23

NORTH SMITHFIELD- The town of North Smithfield will hold a Town Hall meeting on Thursday, Oct. 23, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., at Kendall Dean auditorium, 83 Green St, to inform residents and businesses about the impending closure of the Slatersvillle Stone Arch bridge.

This informational meeting will include a graphic representation of the potential street, landscape and pedestrian upgrades and the "new" look of the bridge and surrounding area after replacement.

Engineering staff from the Rhode Island Department of Transportation will be available to answer questions on the projected bid and construction options. Also, staff from Garofalo & Associates will provide updates on the design of the area.

As part of a comprehensive approach to the bridge closure, staff from the Small Business Association will be on hand to give businesses information on how to apply for financial assistance if they are concerned with how the closure will affect their business.

Registration is recommended to ensure adequate materials. To register, call 401-767-2200, ext. 301.

The bridge work is on schedule to begin in 2015.