The R.I. Department of Transportation on Wednesday announced it has initiated the process of collecting qualifications from firms who want to bid on the massive redesign and construction of the 6-10 Connector.
RIDOT anticipates an award of a contract with construction to begin in the fall.
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On Tuesday, February 7th at 6PM, the City and RIDOT will hold a public information session for the 6-10 Interchange project at the Silver Lake Community Center (529 Plainfield Street, Providence). This session is an opportunity for community members to learn about the improvements planned as part RIDOT’s 6-10 Interchange project.
October 19, 2016, 4:45pm
Doorley Municipal Building, 444 Westminster Street, 1st Floor
Providence, RI 02903
- Roll Call
- Approval of September Meeting Minutes (For Action)
- Ideas for Improving the Tobey and Ridge streets north of Broadway– Federal Hill – Ward 13 (For Action) – The Department of Planning and Development seeks the BPAC’s ideas for traffic calming and other improvements to Tobey and Ridge streets north of Broadway.
- Ideas for Improving Pedestrian and Bicycle Connections in and around the LINK (I-195) District in Downtown – Downtown – Ward 1 (For Action) – The Department of Planning and Development seeks the BPAC’s input on ways to improve bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure within and surrounding the LINK (I-195 Redevelopment) District.
- Recommendation Regarding Replacement of Pavement Markings Removed by Contractors and Utility Companies (For Action)
- Announcements and Staff Updates (For Discussion)
As a current Providence College Friar and a native Rhode Islander, I am passionate about our state and capital city. As a millennial, I want to ensure that future generations have the building blocks necessary to thrive and make a living right here in the Ocean State. That is why the ProJo Editorial board’s piece, “Smart decision on bridges” is short sighted. The idea of turning the decrepit 6/10 Connector into a surface boulevard is about much more than safety.
From the Department of Planning & Development Facebook page:
Please join us on Monday, October 3 at 6:00pm at 444 Westminster Street to review our draft plan for a better 6-10 Connector. The 6-10 Connector is an aging highway that cuts through several Providence neighborhoods and is slated for immediate replacement. Similar to the I-195 relocation, this is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to invest wisely, reconnect neighborhoods, and improve our city.
Over 250 community members attended a City-led public workshop on August 30th.
At the workshop, community members were asked to help identify goals for the project and to begin brainstorming about ideas to improve the area surrounding the 6-10 Connector. Click here to view photos of the ideas that community members presented at the event. Click here to view the presentation that was given by City staff at the meeting.
More information on Facebook
Governor Raimondo has ordered a fast-track reconstruction of the Route 6 and 10 interchange and the abandonment of plans to rebuild the highway under an earthen cap, state officials said Wednesday.
The decision to rebuild the highways in their current footprint — and scrap a design favored by Department of Transportation leaders just this spring — was prompted by safety concerns and the deteriorating condition of the overpasses, said DOT Director Peter Alviti Jr.
I.E. the public hates how we’re spending thier money, so let’s spend it faster.
Along with abandoning the capped highway plan, Raimondo’s move all but dismisses the possibility of replacing the highway with a surface boulevard, a design that drew overwhelming support from attendees of a public forum on the 6-10 held last week by the city of Providence.
Alviti said the disruption to commuters that a boulevard would create was unacceptable.
Translation, people in the suburbs are more important than people who live in the city next to the suburban infrastructure.
Press Release from Fix the 6-10
Fix the 6-10 believes that it is urgent for Rhode Island to replace the 1950’s-style 6-10 Connector with infrastructure more appropriate for a 21st-century city, balancing the needs of people driving with creating economic opportunities, connecting neighborhoods, and improving our state’s fiscal health.
In response to recent efforts by the City and State to repair the failing 6-10 Connector, a new grassroots coalition, Fix the 6-10, has formed to advocate for a cost-effective, sustainable, equitable, and innovative replacement.
The Route 6-10 Connector is broken. Every day, thousands of people drive over structurally deficient bridges held up by wooden braces. Congestion plagues the off-ramps. It separates neighbors and blocks economic opportunity. It’s time to Fix the 6-10.
Recent estimates by the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) have placed the cost of an expensive, heavily engineered hybrid tunnel-highway at nearly $595 million dollars, not counting a bus rapid transit line with stations, making it one of the most expensive highway interchanges in the world.
From the City of Providence Department of Planning and Development:
My vision for the 6-10 Connector is…
Please join us on Tuesday, August 30th for a Public Workshop to discuss your ideas for the 6-10 Connector.
The City of Providence is launching a public process to bring community members and decision-makers together to craft a design proposal for the 6-10 Connector, a portion of state highway that runs through numerous Providence neighborhoods including Olneyville, West End, Federal Hill, Silver Lake, Hartford, Valley, and Smith Hill.
TUESDAY, MAY 17, 2016, 4:45 PM
Joseph Doorley Municipal Building, 1st Floor Meeting Room
444 Westminster Street, Providence, RI 02903
- Call to Order
- Roll Call
- Approval of minutes from the April 26, 2016 meeting – for action
- Director’s Report
Major Land Development Project Public Hearing
1. Case No. 16-006MA – 249 Thayer Street – The applicant is seeking preliminary plan approval to demolish an existing building at 249 Thayer Street and construct a five story building providing for a mix of uses including a restaurant, commercial, and residential space. An extension of the sidewalk for provision of public space is also proposed. The applicant is seeking a dimensional adjustment from the 50 foot/four story height limit in the C-2 zone, proposing a building height of 57 feet and five stories – for action (AP 13 Lot 49, College Hill)
2. Case No. 16-026 MI – 348-R Woodward Road – The applicant is proposing to subdivide a lot measuring approximately 65,340 SF into three lots measuring 43,560 SF and two lots measuring 10,316 SF. No street creation is proposed as part of the subdivision – for action (AP 78 Lot 372, Wanskuck)
Press release by Urban Greens:
Urban Greens Food Co-op’s Cooperative Council is so glad to be able to share this exciting news with everyone!
In an event at the Columbus Theater, Urban Greens Food Co-op announced the future location of its consumer-owned grocery store. The retail store will be located at 93 Cranston Street, the site of the old Louttit Laundry building. The co-op store will be the anchor commercial tenant in a mixed use development including 37 residential units. Urban Greens will occupy a 7,000 square foot retail grocery space. The Co-op will be a full-service grocery store, though it will emphasize natural, healthy, and local food in its product mix. This announcement comes after a multi-year search and planning effort by the Co-op’s Cooperative Council & Site Committee to secure a viable site for Providence’s first consumer-owned retail grocery store.
A 74-year-old grandmother was killed by a hit-and-run driver Sunday evening while she was crossing the street with her 31-year-old granddaughter, on Broadway near the intersection with Marshall Street, the police said.
The police are seeking a newer-model, black SUV — either a Cherokee or an Explorer, Providence Police Lt. Richard Fernandes said.
[Lt. Fernandes] doesn’t know yet whether they were in a crosswalk when they were struck around 5:05 p.m.
If she was crossing Broadway, there is not a crosswalk at Marshall Street, pedestrians are expected to walk a block in either direction so as not to interupt the free flow of automobile traffic.
Remember that time last winter when the owners and tenants of 311 Broadway didn’t have enough money, time, or energy to shovel their sidewalks?
A Rhode Island development firm has plans for a $10-million mixed-use project on a vacant South Providence industrial site.
Bourne Avenue Capital Partners, an offshoot of New England Construction Co. Inc., of East Providence, wants to undertake the project on land that for decades was home to the Louttit Laundry operation. The last portion of the long, two-story Louttit building was demolished in 2008.
Sluter envisions a multi-story building ranging from 35,000 to 50,000 square feet with ground-floor commercial space and 30 to 45 apartments on the upper floors. He has a tentative agreement with a food cooperative to be the first-floor anchor tenant.
After a 2001 fire, the Loutit / What Cheer Steam Laundry building was demolished 2008. Plans for redevelopment of the site were proposed by SWAP and WBNA and probably others, but the recession laid waste to all plans.
September 19, 2014 8:00am – 4:00pm
Come out and join us for the second annual PARK(ing) Day Providence!
This year, PARK(ing) Day Providence will have 32 parklets in Downtown, the West Side, and the East Side and a protected bike lane on Broadway. We can’t express our thanks enough to the Downtown Improvement District, the West Broadway Neighborhood Association, the Department of Public Works, the City of Providence, and all of our amazing sponsors.
Check out the maps to plan your tour of the parklets on the 19th!
Broadway from Dean St. to Courtland St.
Sunday, August 17, 2014 • 12noon – 4pm
Join Mayor Angel Taveras and the City of Providence on Sunday, August 17 for a car-free event that will open up Broadway for walking, skating, running, cycling and exercise. Free and open to the public! Featuring Zumba, bike activities, street vendors and more!
The event will take place on Broadway from Dean St. to Courtland St.
Local partners include the City of Providence’s Healthy Communities Office and Office of Sustainability, Walgreens, Zipcar, and the Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Commission.
For more information visit ProvidenceRI.com.
May 21, 2014, 4:30 PM
444 Westminster Street, First Floor
- James Daley, Director of Training, RIPTA: Bus Operator Training and pedestrian/cyclist safety
- Pedestrian Safety project (Safe States)
- Broadway Bike Lane – recommendation of extension to frontage road
- Discussion: BPAC’s role, goals, priorities, accomplishments
The West Broadway Neighborhood Association (WBNA) announced last week that the State has pulled $3 million allocated for critical exterior repairs to the Cranston Street Armory.
Built in 1907, this magnificent building was designed as a focal point around which much of the West End of Providence was developed. The Armory has been on the Providence Preservation Society’s Most Endangered Properties List five times over the last twenty years, and the State funds to repair the Dexter Street tower are essential to maintaining the integrity of this landmark building. According to the WBNA, work was scheduled to begin last week, and a contractor had already been hired by the State (owner of the building).
From the WBNA:
This building has the potential to be a significant economic development generator for the state of Rhode Island (and the neighborhood) but only if repairs are made to it. The plans are prepared, the project was bid and the contractor hired. It makes no sense to stop the project now when all the planning work is done. Your ACTIONS could make the difference and please ask your neighbors to also act for this castle for the people.
Please help WBNA and PPS advocate for Cranston Street Armory by sending an email to the officials listed below urging them to reinstate the funds for the exterior repair to the Armory.
- Governor Lincoln Chafee – (401) 222-2080 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Special Projects Coordinator Jonathan Stevens – (401) 222-2080 email@example.com
- Director of Administration, Richard Licht – (401)-222-2000 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Speaker Nicholas Mattiello – email@example.com
- Senate President M. Theresa Paiva-Weed – firstname.lastname@example.org
- Senator Paul V. Jabour, Senate District 5 401-276-5594 email@example.com
- Senator Harold Metts, Senate District 6 401-276-5561 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Senator Juan Pichardo, Senate District 2 401-276-5561 email@example.com
- Representative John J. Lombardi, House District 8 401-453-3900 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Representative Scott A. Slater, House District 10 401-222-4433 Repemail@example.com
- Representative Anastasia Williams, House District 9 401-222-2457 firstname.lastname@example.org
During yesterday’s snow, rain, ice, cats, storm, the glacier at Westminster and the Service Road advanced back onto the sidewalk.
Also, the steps to the City Administrative Building at 444 Westminster Street looked like this for way too long (as of lunch time, there was a pathway cleared).