STRAIGHT SHOOTERS--MOTORISTS IN RHODE ISLAND TO RIDE SAFER I-195

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation recently awarded a contract to oversee the approximately $300 million relocation design of Interstate 195 (I-195). The new highway will be 0.25 mi (0.4 km) south from the existing one, creating a relatively straight alignment. The relocation will improve existing highway corridor conditions, eliminating problems caused by closely spaced ramps and hazardous road curves. The main feature is a new interchange between I-195 and I-95. The section of interstate, which handles approximately 150,000 vehicles a day, will be widened to eight total lanes, and work will also be done to replace a deteriorating bridge. The main span over the Providence River will be a steel network arch bridge, while most of the ramps and interchange bridges will be steel box girders. The new road will be asphalt and also may contain traffic counting and pavement temperature infrastructure in the pavement.

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    Scranton Gillette Communications

    380 E Northwest Highway, Suite 200
    Des Planes, IL  United States  60016-2282
  • Publication Date: 2000-3

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  • Accession Number: 00790615
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 9 2000 12:00AM