As a main thoroughfare in Northern RI connecting to the Capital City, lack of timely action is unacceptable.
State House, Providence, RI - Representative Brian C. Newberry is again leading the charge to get infrastructure improvements for Route 146 expedited with Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT).
Recently, RIDOT announced that they intend to delay repaving of Route 146 between Route 295 and the 146A split originally scheduled for 2022 to 2024 due to “evaluation of pavement conditions and funding availability.” This follows on the heels of a request made by twenty Northern Rhode Island legislators in March of 2018 that the repaving be moved up from 2022 to an earlier date. Newberry calls this latest decision to do the opposite a “slap in the face” to every member of the Northern Rhode Island legislative delegation and every resident of Northern Rhode Island. Attached please find a letter penned today demanding resurfacing and other improvements on this highway for the thousands of travelers who navigate this main artery daily. The letter was sent to Rhode Island government officials and administrators of RIDOT.
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