1:21 pm
Thu January 16, 2014

RI Turnpike & Bridge Authority: Flexible Dividers To Be Placed Down Center of Pell Bridge

Calls for a median along the Pell Bridge have grown louder since a deadly head-on collision on Christmas Eve.

The Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority says it will install a divider down the center of the Pell Bridge.

However, the divider will not be a solid median.  The authority says it will install roughly five hundred reflective yellow posts each about four feet tall along the center of the bridge.

Turnpike and Bridge Authority director David Darlington, said the posts will go up in the next two weeks.

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RI News
5:29 pm
Tue January 8, 2013

Sakonnet Bridge toll public comment period ends next week

Sakonnet River bridge under construction
Credit RI Dept. of Transportation

(PROVIDENCE, RI) The public comment period for a plan to put tolls on the Sakonnet River Bridge is coming to a close. Residents have until the end of next week to get their comments in.

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation says it has received 500 pieces of correspondence on the subject.

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