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Re: Rhode Island News
« Reply #225 on: June 16, 2020, 08:53:30 PM »

In addition to the current signage upgrades, additional upgrades are coming to Route 146!  INCLUDING the elimination of the horrible stoplight at Sayles Hill Rd!  (We'll see if that actually comes to fruition!)
https://www.wpri.com/news/local-news/blackstone-valley/ri-lands-65m-federal-grant-to-fix-route-146/?fbclid=IwAR2mc50i5QclYtma8AM_2Y5WBKZ3B2gj1Rghx8SBrEnMHDwACKdAlsYePkE
What is the point of a diverging - excuse me, diversion 🙄 - diamond at 146A? That's a straight up fork in the road.

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Re: Rhode Island News
« Reply #226 on: June 16, 2020, 10:26:10 PM »

In addition to the current signage upgrades, additional upgrades are coming to Route 146!  INCLUDING the elimination of the horrible stoplight at Sayles Hill Rd!  (We'll see if that actually comes to fruition!)
https://www.wpri.com/news/local-news/blackstone-valley/ri-lands-65m-federal-grant-to-fix-route-146/?fbclid=IwAR2mc50i5QclYtma8AM_2Y5WBKZ3B2gj1Rghx8SBrEnMHDwACKdAlsYePkE
What is the point of a diverging - excuse me, diversion 🙄 - diamond at 146A? That's a straight up fork in the road.
I don't see a point. Southbound traffic already has a u-turn ramp (except that they have to cut across two lanes of traffic to get to 146A, or take the prior exit for 104.)
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Re: Rhode Island News
« Reply #227 on: July 08, 2021, 04:50:00 PM »

THREAD BUMP!

Rhode Island's only "tolled" bridge, the Pell Bridge in Newport, will be going AET permanently starting in October. So, that means no more cash collection on this bridge.

Am I surprised that this is happening? No.

https://whatsupnewp.com/2021/07/pell-bridge-to-shift-to-electronic-only-tolling-in-october/
https://www.newportri.com/story/news/local/2021/07/08/pell-bridge-toll-no-longer-accept-cash-come-october/7902291002/
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Re: Rhode Island News
« Reply #228 on: July 09, 2021, 12:56:07 PM »

Is there any chance that the Interstate 95 truck toll plazas might ultimately be converted from truck-only tolls to all-vehicle tolls? If such were to happen, I would not be surprised.
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Re: Rhode Island News
« Reply #229 on: July 11, 2021, 11:18:03 PM »

Is there any chance that the Interstate 95 truck toll plazas might ultimately be converted from truck-only tolls to all-vehicle tolls? If such were to happen, I would not be surprised.

Of course there is.  That’s why we fought tooth and nail against truck only tolls in CT: because we knew it would be all vehicles eventually.
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Re: Rhode Island News
« Reply #230 on: July 12, 2021, 12:57:24 PM »

Wasn't the final proposal before it was cancelled for all-vehicle tolls in CT, rather than the initial truck tolls?  It didn't even get past the proposal state before they escalated.  So yeah, I can't help but wonder if RI will follow suit.
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