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PBN: RIDOT awards $248M 6-10 Interchange rebuild contract to 6/10 Constructors

In 6/10, Transportation by Greater City Providence3 Comments

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 …

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Construction starts at Edge College Hill

In Buildings by Greater City Providence26 Comments

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 …

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PBN: Why is it so hard to build in Providence?

In Development by Jef Nickerson14 Comments

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.

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School Zone

In #WALKinPVD, Construction, School Zone by Jef NickersonLeave a Comment

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.

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Work Begins to rebuild street grid on the Former I-195 Land

In 195 Relocation Project by Greater City ProvidenceLeave a Comment

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.

New Pawtucket River Bridge northbound span to open tomorrow

In Pawtucket, Roads, Transportation by Greater City ProvidenceLeave a Comment

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 …

Downcity Paving

In Downcity, Roads by Jef Nickerson1 Comment

Phase 2 of the “Downtown Providence Traffic Circulation Improvements” project gets closer to completion as blacktop is laid on Downcity streets.