Where Route 195 used to be…

In 195 Relocation Project by Jef Nickerson2 Comments

Won’t it be so cool when we can finally say that? On Thursday morning (weather permitting) the Iway project brings us another step closer. Video by Jef Nickerson From RIDOT: RIDOT is getting ready to open the next major segment of the Iway to traffic on Thursday, June 18, 2009. The change will take place during the overnight hours on …

It’s Official: Universities Target 195 Land

In 195 Relocation Project by Bret Ancowitz19 Comments

We all knew this was coming eventually, but Brown and Johnson and Wales have now officially made their play for their piece of the coming 195 land. The Projo has the details about House Majority Whip Peter F. Kilmartin’s (D-Pawtucket) legislation authorizing the state DOT to sell the two universities 6 of the 19 acres of the 195 land at …

Tempting fate?

In 195 Relocation Project, Transportation by Jef Nickerson8 Comments

Route 195 overpass at Wickenden Street, by Jef Nickerson Correct me if I am wrong, but I thought one of the major reasons we’re building the Iway is that the current Route 195 is ready to fall down on top of someone at any second. If you walk under any of the overpasses you’ll see that they are held up …

Editorial: I-Way Quality Job 1?

In 195 Relocation Project by Bret Ancowitz3 Comments

Photo from RIDOT Driving home the other day and taking the new on-ramp to 195 off of 95 South, I couldn’t help but think about Jef Nickerson’s comments here on the blog regarding how outrageous it is that our 23 year old Amrak station is already in need of heavy renovation. Exiting off 95, my car met the new ramp …

IWay Bridge Lighting

In 195 Relocation Project by Matthew Coolidge5 Comments

This week we saw hints of what the completed IWay bridge lighting will look like. This doesn’t appear to be the complete picture, since, in this shot, the tower structures are not lit, and if you look carefully, you’ll notice that only the northern half of the bridge has its decorative lighting turned on. I think the lighting looks great, …

You can’t get there from here

In 195 Relocation Project by Jef Nickerson3 Comments

Photo © katrinkles from Flickr Starting December 6th (weather permitting) the end of Route 195 and the reconnection of Downcity and the Jewelry District begins. All traffic on Route 195 eastbound will move to the new Iway alignment and old Route 195 (including exits 1 and 2) closes, for good. The RIDOT website has the rundown on what’s closing, what’s …

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Public meetings on Waterfront Park winning design

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Executive Office, City of Providence, Rhode Island DAVID N. CICILLINE, MAYOR Date: May 22nd, 2007 For Immediate Release Contact: Karen Southern, Press Secretary (401) 421-2489 x 752 ksouthern@providenceri.com PRESS RELEASE WINNING DESIGN FOR PROVIDENCE’S NEW WATERFRONT PARKS THE FOCUS OF TWO PUBLIC MEETINGS Mayor Cicilline invites the public to provide additional feedback as winning design moves closer to implementation PROVIDENCE …