I’ve griped about this before, but it is seriously annoying. As RIDOT works to tear down Route 195, the accommodations for pedestrians in the work zone are getting worse by the minute. Wait until they actually have to divert and/or close streets to remove the actual bridges.
The above photo is Dyer Street. There are these fences all over the work zone, and more often then not, they are falling over like this. What are these fences even for? They are not keeping anyone out of anywhere, except keeping pedestrians off the sidewalks. Beyond this photo the sidewalk is littered with dirt, large rocks, downed tree limbs, broken glass, ice (yes, ice, almost 3 months after the Boxing Day Blizzard, there is still ice!!!), and other detritus. Under the bridge you can add guano and chunks of concrete from the bridge to the list of hazards littering the sidewalk.
Oh, and turn around from where this photo was taken…
…the old ramp from Dyer/Dorrance to 195 west is now a parking lot apparently. Pedestrians be damned.