Pawtucket nets $4.8M for Blackstone Bikeway addition

THE 1793 OLD SLATER MILL was one of three historic buildings in Pawtucket acquired by the U.S. National Park Service from the Old Slater Mill Association. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO
A PLANNED EXTENSION of the Blackstone River Bikeway, which recently received $4.8 million in federal funding, will start at the Slater Mill historic site in Pawtucket. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO
PAWTUCKET – The city's planned construction of a Blackstone River Bikeway extension has received a $4.8 million boost from the U.S. Department of Commerce's Economic Development Administration. The American Rescue Plan-funded grant, announced by U.S. Commerce Sec. and former R.I. Gov. Gina M. Raimondo on May 17, will finance a planned half-mile addition to the…

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