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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.

View Greater City Providence’s posts about the 195 Relocation Project

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.