The Newport City Council approved a resolution urging the Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority to install a center barrier. The move by the Council follows a fatal head-on collision that took place on the Pell Bridge on Christmas Eve.
In the incident, police say a 75-year-old man swerved into oncoming traffic. He later died of his injuries.
Newport joins Middletown and Jamestown in approving the resolution. All of Newport County has been asked to do the same.
There’s a saying in public radio, that our stories create “driveway moments.” That’s when you pull into your driveway and sit in your car to hear a story to the end. Well, if you live along Route 114 in Bristol, there’s a good chance you’re having a different kind of “driveway moment” – when you can’t get out of your driveway because there’s so much traffic. As part of our series One Square Mile, Catherine Welch checks in finds out how these Bristolians make it out of the driveway and on to their destinations.
A plan to fill Kennedy Plaza in Providence with a mix of pedestrian-friendly activities will be announced Thursday evening.
The effort to populate Kennedy Plaza with more people is being led by the Downtown Providence Parks Conservancy. The group’s head, Cliff Wood, said it will take time and a mix of millions of dollars in public and private money to reach the goal. The vision is to fill Kennedy Plaza with a variety of uses, like transit, shopping, socializing, concerts, a beer garden and children’s programs.
Commuters who use Route 114 may notice some new information as of Wednesday. The Rhode Island Department of Transportation has put up an electronic message board on Route 114 North in East Providence. The sign provides travel time estimates to both I-95 and T. F. Green Airport.