Warwick Contractor Agrees To Pay $500,000 Over Allegations Of Faulty Highway Railings

Apr 18, 2017

Federal authorities say contractor Cardi Corp., is agreeing to pay a $500,000 settlement over allegations it failed to meet federal safety mandates in constructing the I-195 bridge that goes over the Providence River.

After a car crashed into the railings in 2013, an investigation determined that the Warwick contractor built the railings with significant changes than what was agreed on in its contract with the state.  The rails are designed to prevent cars from crashing into the river in cases where they’re losing control.

Cardi Corp. says it worked closely with state officials in 2007 when building the bridge and that it’s settling to avoid litigation.