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BELOW DECK: A barge is being used under the Henderson Bridge to assist workers removing some of the bridge decking as part of the $84.4 million overhaul of the 52-year-old span across the Seekonk River.  / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Remaking the Henderson Bridge is a ‘special’ opportunity

For decades, the Henderson Bridge over the Seekonk River had seemed strangely overbuilt – an elevated six-lane expressway leading into and out of Providence’s...
PLENTY OF PROJECTS: Jonathan Yaghjian, left, project manager, and Kurtis Quinn, a carpenter apprentice with Cranston-based Pariseault Builders Inc., work on the Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority House on the University of Rhode Island campus in South Kingstown. While many businesses were forced to close their doors 
for much of 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Pariseault continued to work on a number of multimillion-dollar projects. / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

Builders: Have work, will train

Although the COVID-19 pandemic kept many Rhode Islanders close to home for much of 2020, Pariseault Builders Inc. didn’t slow down. With construction deemed an...

Bond deadline puts pressure on RIDOT bus hub plan as opponents...

PROVIDENCE – The clock is ticking in earnest on efforts to revitalize a languishing downtown public transit system, with a Nov. 4 deadline to...

Governor’s panel: Infrastructure investment needs sustainability

PROVIDENCE - Investing in the state's infrastructure and transportation projects requires a financial plan for maintaining their sustainability for the long-term, according to industry...

Crook Point Bridge redesign uncertain after fire

PROVIDENCE – The fate of the iconic Crook Point Bascule Bridge is uncertain after a portion of the elevated rail bridge caught fire on...

Providence-Newport ferry season kicks off

PROVIDENCE – The Providence-Newport ferry season has begun, the R.I. Department of Transportation announced Friday. In its sixth season of service, the ferry will operate...
KENNEDY PLAZA in downtown Providence has been the focal point of much debate about the future of the high-profile public space. Most recently, a battle has been brewing over closed public bathrooms at the bus terminal in the plaza. / PBN FILE PHOTO/NICOLE DOTZENROD

Bathroom dispute highlights uncertainty about Kennedy Plaza’s future

The public bathrooms in Kennedy Plaza have become the latest touchstone over what should happen at the transit hub in downtown Providence. Closed to the...

Providence resumes ambitious ‘urban trails’ projects, fate of contested bike lane...

PROVIDENCE – The city is poised to hit the ground running on its ambitious Great Streets Initiative master plan, with 20 miles of city...
MATCHMAKER: As assistant director of SupplyRI at the R.I. Commerce Corp., Doris Blanchard connects Rhode Island suppliers with large institutions in the state that agree to purchase goods and services from those suppliers, allowing the suppliers to grow and scale up. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Blanchard connects small businesses with needed funds to help them grow

PBN 2021 Business Women Awards Industry Leader Government/Quasi-Government: Doris Blanchard, SupplyRI With diverse skills in banking, finance, economic development and networking, Doris Blanchard, assistant director of...

R.I. Infrastructure Bank announces $850K in financing for Pawtucket-Central Falls transit...

PAWTUCKET – Plans to put Pawtucket and Central Falls on the public transportation map with a new commuter rail and bus hub got an...

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