Video animation from RIDOT The group had the lowest construction cost bid for the project at $248 million and the highest scoring technical proposal of any bid. The 6/10 Constructor bid team includes New England companies, Barletta Heavy Division Inc., O&G Industries Inc., D.W. White Construction Inc. and Aetna Bridge Co. The proposal was a design-build contract, which RIDOT says …
View from Memorial Blvd. at Washington St., 169 Canal at center. Press Release from DBVW Architects: DBVW Architects is working closely with Vision Properties on Edge College Hill, a new mixed-use residential project in downtown Providence at the base of College Hill. Located at 169 Canal Street, this new 15-story high-rise will include 202 micro-loft style apartments and first floor …
Although a surface boulevard plan for 6-10 is not mentioned specifically in the bid documents, one section requires the consultant to study “the traffic impacts along Route 6-10” based on the addition of transit and “a reduction in capacity,” indicating a possible loss of automobile lanes from the current alignment.
From the massive life-sciences complex on the former I-195 land to a small expansion of a metal company near the port of Providence, Mayor Jorge Elorza says Rhode Island’s capital city will see between $500 million and $700 million in new construction in 2016.
Development is not predictable, to the point of being difficult. Companies that have built projects in the city, or who want to, describe a market beset by financial obstacles, administrative hurdles and, as a result, a yearslong paucity of new construction – even as cranes have seemingly dominated the skyline in Boston.
The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) will temporarily relocate all bus stops out of Kennedy Plaza beginning Saturday, July 12, 2014 to accommodate City of Providence renovations of the Plaza.
Houston’s transit plan, bike commuting, Kennedy Plaza, and more in today’s News & Notes.
Too often when construction takes place, sidewalks are simply closed. As seen in this Tweet from Portland Cityscape, it doesn’t have to be that way. New infill construction maintaining #sidewalk access on #seDivision, can we get these #detours elsewhere? @PBOTinfo pic.twitter.com/BWZiuo2o5X — Portland Cityscape (@PDXCityscape) December 1, 2013
Construction of the addition of the UCAP school blocks the sidewalk at the UCAP school. Closing the sidewalk in a school zone. With the only concession to pedestrians being a hastily painted mid-block crosswalk, most choose to walk in the roadway along the edge of the construction fence.
Oh, I’ll just turn around then. Somehow it was possible to ensure that the road would be open.
Thirty-two of 41 applicants for a revived state historic tax credit program are assured of getting the tax breaks they are seeking if they obtain the permits and approvals needed to participate in the program.
Governor Lincoln D. Chafee joined members of Rhode Island’s Congressional Delegation, General Assembly members, state and City of Providence officials, and private sector leaders today to break ground on the next phase of the I-195 relocation project. Infrastructure work has now begun in the footprint of the former I-195 to rebuild the surrounding city streets.
Johnson & Wales has started work on their parking garage on Richmond Street.
This is what I’m talking about when I say we need to make sure proper passage is afforded for pedestrians (and bikes) at construction zones.
New Pawtucket River Bridge. Photo © RIDOT While still behind schedule, RIDOT announced today that the northbound span of the New Pawtucket River Bridge on Route 95 will open to traffic tomorrow, ending years of trucks over 18 tons being detoured on local streets. Southbound traffic will remain on the old bridge while work continues and the southbound weight limits …
Phase 2 of the “Downtown Providence Traffic Circulation Improvements” project gets closer to completion as blacktop is laid on Downcity streets.
Orms Street is being reduced to to 2-lanes for 2-years. Why not just leave it that way?
Work on Weybosset Street at PPAC Square is chugging right along.