The second part of the photos readers have been sending us over the duration of the storm. This set shows some of the day after.
Archives For Route 95
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 and detours will remain.
To move traffic and restripe northbound lanes, lane closures will occur on Route 95 northbound beginning at 9pm tonight. 95 north will be shut down complete after midnight with all traffic directed to Exit 27 and the Division Street bridge.
Closures are scheduled to end at 5am Friday with all through traffic on the new bridge deck. The School Street exit which was closed earlier this month will also re-open Friday morning.
More information at RIDOT.
→ Pictoral> MTA Perseveres Through Hurricane Irene [The Architect's Newspaper]
The Architect’s Newspaper looks at how the New York transit system faired during Irene. More photos, such as the one below, on the MTA’s Flickr page.
Also see, Metro-North and the Aftermath of Irene, Damage Photos via I Ride the Harlem Line
→ Blackstone River Regional Rail [Pedestrian Observations]
Following up on my proposal for improving regional and intercity rail service between Providence and Boston, let me propose a line from Providence to Woonsocket, acting as an initial line of a Providence S-Bahn. The basic ideas for how to run a small-scale regional railroad, as usual, come from Hans-Joachim Zierke’s site, but are modified to suit the needs of a line with a larger city at one end. It is fortunate that the road connecting the two cities is not a freeway, and takes 24 minutes, allowing good transit on the same market to be competitive.
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will be temporarily closing portions of I-95 in Pawtucket during the overnight hours. Work will begin Sunday, June 12, 2011 in order to dismantle the bridge beams from the George Street Bridge over I-95. RIDOT is replacing the George Street Bridge as part of the Pawtucket River Bridge Replacement Project.
“To ensure the safety of motorists as well as our construction crews, we need to close I-95 while we perform this operation,” said RIDOT Director Michael P. Lewis. “We appreciate the continued patience of the motoring public as we work to complete this project.”