Bike bridge

A rendering for what a bike path to Cricket Field could look like.

NORTH PROVIDENCE – It’s true that the Greystone Sluiceway Bridge at the Johnston/North Providence line will be replaced and turned into a bridge for pedestrians and bicyclists only, a representative from the Rhode Island Department of Transportation has confirmed.

Spokesperson Charles St. Martin said RIDOT has been coordinating with the towns of North Providence and Johnston on the work, and it is part of an $8.5 million project with the Old Warwick Avenue Bridge in Warwick.

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mpatrick

Furthermore, the mayor himself extimates that the beautification of those spots well cost "several hundred thousand dollars after bids come in, including some nice stonework." It will be interesting to see WHO gets the contracts for this all-important busywork.

How about some nice stonework to get across the darn river, Mr. Mayor?

mpatrick

So the bridge has been closed for 2.5 years and NOTHING has been done? And cars are going to PERMANENTLY either down to Centerdale or up to Esmond St. to get from 44 to Waterman Ave. or vice-versa? Seriously?

These towns have been floating in ARPA money and they can't use some on this? But Lombardi wants to "beautify" the spots on Mineral Spring Ave. and Smith Street to announce that you're entering North Providence? I bet the signs will prominently display the name of the mayor, of course. What a joke.

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