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PBN on WJAR-TV, April 9, 2019

One-third of the way through a 10-year plan to fix crumbling roads and worst-in-the-nation bridges, is RhodeWorks working? Every week, PBN Editor Mark S. Murphy...
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.
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Building bridges to safer travel

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....
RECONSTRUCTION: The 6-10 connector is a series of nine bridges, seven of which are structurally deficient. Reconstruction began six months ago, and the work is now in the demolition phase. The total project cost is $410 million.
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Top 25 RhodeWorks projects

The R.I. Department of Transportation has awarded $1.5 billion in contracts for 77 active construction projects through RhodeWorks. Here are the 25 largest projects: 1....
WORK ON the Wood River Valley Bridge, which carries Interstate 95 over the Wood River at the Richmond-Hopkinton town line, will begin next week. The R.I. Department of Transportation does not expect the work to significantly impact travel times. / COURTESY GOOGLE INC.

RIDOT: Work on I-95 bridge at Hopkinton-Richmond town line begins next...

HOPKINTON – Work on the Wood River Valley Bridge, which carries Interstate 95 over the Wood River and Mechanic Street on the Hopkinton-Richmond town...
REPAIR WORK on bridges that carry I-295 traffic at its interchange with Routes 6 and 6A will begin on Nov. 16. Work will continue through the summer of 2019. / COURTESY GOOGLE LLC

Lane shifts, congestion expected with start of I-295 bridge work

JOHNSTON – The start of work on the bridges that carry traffic on Interstate 295 at its interchange with Routes 6 and 6A at...
WORK IS SET to advance on the 6-10 Connector Interchange project starting Nov. 9, resulting in multiple traffic pattern shifts that will last from months to years, with the entire project expected to be complete by the fall of 2023. In a photo taken in the summer of 2015, on one of the bridges of the interchange, just south of Westminster Street, temporary braces put in by the R.I. Department of Transportation 15 years ago were showing signs of deterioration. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ MICHAEL SALERNO

6-10 Connector Interchange work advances on Nov. 9; RIDOT sees delays

PROVIDENCE – Work on the 6-10 Connector Interchange reconstruction will advance starting Friday Nov. 9, which will result in traffic pattern changes, the R.I....
NO INCOME TAX: Republican gubernatorial candidate Giovanni Feroce said he would cut spending by eliminating “complete budgets,” such as the Department of Revenue and the Department of Motor Vehicles, to make up the difference for his proposal to get rid of the state income tax.
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Self-described visionary and GOP gubernatorial candidate Giovanni Feroce wants to disrupt...

Giovanni Feroce sees himself as a proven leader, a visionary, someone who can create an economic future for Rhode Island as a hub for...
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Can a former teacher-turned-House-minority firebrand capture the attention of voters...

Patricia Morgan has made a political career of standing up to power. A vocal critic of the truck tolls enacted this year in Rhode Island...
EXIT 3 on I-195 West will be closed starting Sunday through the fall of 2019. RIDOT encourages drivers to take Exit 2 to reach Gano Street during the closure. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

RIDOT: I-195 W Exit 3 ramp closing Sunday through 2019 fall

PROVIDENCE – The Exit 3 Gano Street offramp from Interstate 195 West in Providence will be closed effective Sunday night though the fall of...
PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Gov. Gina M. Raimondo sees a growing state economy to be...

When Gov. Gina M. Raimondo first ran for governor, the state’s economy was beginning to emerge from the impact of the Great Recession, still...
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