Public Comment Opens For RI Transportation Projects

Dec 13, 2013

The public has a chance to weigh in this Friday on a slate of proposed transportation projects that will be paid for out of a new fund.

The new fund helps cities and towns access low-interest loans for road construction projects. It’s modeled after the state’s Clean Water Finance Authority, which over the past 15 years has loaned out $1 billion for municipal sewage treatment projects.

In fact, the Clean Water Finance Authority will administer this new transportation fund.There are 23 projects seeking funding.

They include a million dollar request for streetscape improvements on Broadway in Newport. Warwick is seeking funds to replace Mill Creek Bridge, Pawtucket would like to pave roads, and Westerly could use help repairing the Stillman Avenue Bridge.

The public comment period ends next Friday.

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