DOT Answers: Bridge work schedule
The Providence Journal-July 22, 2012
Dana Alexander Nolfe
Q: The bridge at the north end of North
Broadway in East Providence will take two years to replace. Why can’t a
replacement bridge be built off-site as the Iway was on I-195? Once the new
footings are in place the replacement bridge could be put down on this short
RIDOT’s engineers agree that the work needs to happen as quickly as possible in
this location. The department therefore has negotiated with the contractor of
the Ten Mile River Bridges replacement and plans to accelerate the bridge’s
two bridges are expected to open to traffic by the end of this year. Other more
minor construction work will continue with minimal impact to traffic.
Alexander Nolfe, chief public affairs officer for the state Department of
Transportation, answers questions of general interest posed by Journal readers
about state roads and other state transportation matters.