RIDOT TO MOVE INTERSTATE OUT OF PROVIDENCE

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) has taken on an ambitious 10-year project to move an interstate highway in Providence nearly one-half mile south of the downtown area. Interstate 195 (I-195) runs through the heart of the city in a tight arc whose curves not only slow traffic to a crawl but also fail to conform to modern standards for interstate geometry. The new alignment will be straighter and will include 15 new bridges. The most significant bridge is a 900 ft (274 m) signature bridge over the Providence River that will have a 400 ft (122 m) network arch main span. Eventually a new interchange will be built to connect to I-95 to the west, and there will also be an extension of I-195 to the east.

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  • Accession Number: 00790686
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 17 2000 12:00AM