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195 Relocation Project

News & information about the Route 195 Relocation (Iway) Project. Links to RIDOT planning documents, posts by Greater City Providence, and more.

RIDOT plans

February 2010 Updated Plans


Part 1: Wickenden Street area, Ron Henderson
July 8, 2009

In Part 1 we look at the area where Route 195 connects to Wickenden Street. The RIDOT plans ensures that automobile traffic moves through swiftly, but what about pedestrians and cyclists? Ron Henderson of L+A Landscape Architecture takes a look at the RIDOT plan and presents an alternative.

READ: Part 1: Wickenden Street area, Ron Henderson


Part 2: Walk Light FAIL in Davol Square
July 21, 2009

In Part 2 we look at a very simple but important failure, the walk signals don’t work in Davol Square. Not only that, the area is a general disaster for pedestrians. What does this foreshadow about the future of the rest of the street grid and the pedestrian environment for the rest of the project schedule?

READ: Part 2: Walk Light FAIL in Davol Square


Part 3: Wickenden Street update
August 18, 2009

In Part 3 we review an updated proposal for the Wickenden Street intersection and learn that the city has sent RIDOT back to the drawing board.

READ: Part 3: Wickenden Street update


Part 4: Route 195 surplus land redevelopment report
September 2, 2009

The city and state has released a report on the redevelopment of the surplus land created by the removal of Route 195. Read and discuss the report.

READ: Part 4: Route 195 surplus land redevelopment report


Part 5: A look at lot sizes
September 15, 2009

Take a look at and discuss larger versus smaller lot sizes in the 195 redevelopment area.

READ: Part 5: A look at lot sizes

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation has released a series of podcasts with information about the Iway Route 195 Relocation Project. We’ve collected them here.

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