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Started by southshore720, April 21, 2015, 05:05:43 PM

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The Ghostbuster

Well, it's official. The Interstate 195 westbound Washington Bridge will be demolished and replaced: https://apnews.com/article/rhode-island-washington-bridge-closure-b6843610619bb76111458c58b4f38502. It will be a mess for a couple of years, but the project should be completed by the end of 2026.


abqtraveler

Quote from: The Ghostbuster on March 14, 2024, 06:26:47 PM
Well, it's official. The Interstate 195 westbound Washington Bridge will be demolished and replaced: https://apnews.com/article/rhode-island-washington-bridge-closure-b6843610619bb76111458c58b4f38502. It will be a mess for a couple of years, but the project should be completed by the end of 2026.
I was reading another article where RIDOT will place the eastbound bridge into a temporary configuration to carry traffic in both directions while the westbound bridge is demolished and rebuilt. 

https://www.wbur.org/news/2024/03/15/washington-bridge-providence-demolish
2-d Interstates traveled:  4, 5, 8, 10, 15, 20, 24, 25, 27, 29, 35, 39, 40, 41, 43, 45, 49, 55, 57, 64, 65, 66, 69, 70, 71, 72, 74, 75, 76(E), 77, 78, 81, 83, 84(W), 85, 87(N), 89, 90, 91, 93, 94, 95

2-d Interstates Clinched:  12, 22, 30, 37, 44, 59, 80, 84(E), 86(E), 238, H1, H2, H3, H201

Ted$8roadFan

In related news, the City of Providence is considering removing some of the bike lanes on some 195-adjacent streets to help ease the massive increase in traffic the city has experienced since the bridge was first closed in December. 

pderocco

Quote from: Ted$8roadFan on March 17, 2024, 01:56:17 PM
In related news, the City of Providence is considering removing some of the bike lanes on some 195-adjacent streets to help ease the massive increase in traffic the city has experienced since the bridge was first closed in December.
There goes the climate.

Alps

Quote from: Ted$8roadFan on March 17, 2024, 01:56:17 PM
In related news, the City of Providence is considering removing some of the bike lanes on some 195-adjacent streets to help ease the massive increase in traffic the city has experienced since the bridge was first closed in December. 
I hope they don't. I'm sure RIDOT wouldn't, and I've been in Providence enough to see those lanes do get used by bikes when the weather permits, both weekend and weekday.

Ted$8roadFan

Seen from I-95 south: looks like a new traffic pattern has emerged at the Providence mixmaster, where traffic entering from 6/10 north no longer have to cut over two lanes of traffic exiting for RI-146 to stay on I-95 north. That alone is a huge improvement.

Ted$8roadFan


The Ghostbuster

Cost overruns for transportation projects are nothing new. Let's just hope they reconstruct it right the first time.

Ted$8roadFan

This is Rhode Island. Anything is possible.

Ted$8roadFan


SectorZ

Quote from: Ted$8roadFan on May 30, 2024, 02:29:37 PMFunding for improvements are coming to the Mount Hope Bridge:

https://www.wpri.com/news/transportation/ri-getting-27-million-to-upgrade-mount-hope-bridge/

Hopefully the federal funds force them to re-allow cyclists on it, especially given the massive detour involved for them.

Great Lakes Roads

Opening this weekend on RI-146: one northbound lane will go over the new bridge over the Sayles Hill Road intersection!

https://www.wpri.com/news/local-news/blackstone-valley/route-146-flyover-bridge-to-open-this-weekend/
-Jay Seaburg



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