Building bridges to safer travel

One-third of the way through a 10-year plan to fix crumbling roads and worst-in-the-nation bridges, is RhodeWorks working?

PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE: The Providence River Pedestrian Bridge is a nearly $22 million project that predates Gov. Gina M. Raimondo’s administration, and which is nearing completion. It is the 11th-largest project among the 77 active construction projects being handled by the R.I. Department of Transportation.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO
PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE: The Providence River Pedestrian Bridge is a nearly $22 million project that predates Gov. Gina M. Raimondo’s administration, and which is nearing completion. It is the 11th-largest project among the 77 active construction projects being handled by the R.I. Department of Transportation.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO
Peter Alviti Jr., the four-year director of the R.I. Department of Transportation, is overseeing 77 active construction projects through the RhodeWorks program. Proposed by Gov. Gina M. Raimondo, and adopted by the General Assembly in 2016, the infrastructure-improvement program includes a controversial highway toll on large commercial trucks and is designed to improve the condition…

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