Providence Seeks $40 Million Bond for Stronger Neighborhoods, Infrastructure

Thursday, July 07, 2016

 

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The City of Providence plans to seek a $40 million Neighborhood Infrastructure Bond to make investments and build stronger neighborhoods throughout Providence, Mayor Elorza announced on Thursday. 

"Making the necessary long term investments in our infrastructure is an essential component of building stronger and more vibrant neighborhoods across Providence. The Neighborhood Infrastructure Bond will work to improve every neighborhood, and will continue to lay the foundation for a long term capital improvement plan that invests in repairing our streets, sidewalks, parks, recreation facilities, and other critical infrastructure,” said Elorza. 

The Bond

The bond will invest $40 million in infrastructure improvements to every neighborhood in the city and will continue the city's road and sidewalk re-surfacing program. 

“I look forward to working in collaboration with my colleagues on the City Council to pass this ordinance, and to presenting this proposal to the residents and voters of Providence,” added Mayor Elorza.

Following city council approval, the bond will then go before Providence voters for approval during the upcoming general election in November. 

The city has already secured $10 million for capital improvements to its school buildings for this summer through the Rhode Island Health and Education Building Corporation School Building Authority Capital Fund. 

 

Related Slideshow: RI’s Most Dangerous Bridges

The American Road and Transportation Builders Association recently released a list of the most traveled, deficient bridges in each state. In Rhode Island, those bridges were: 

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10.

US-6 eastbound and westbound over US-6A/Hartford Avenue.

52,678 daily crossings

The bridge is structurally deficient

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9.

RI-146/Ed Dowl Highway over RI-246/Charles Street.

72,800 daily crossings

The bridge is structurally deficient

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RI-146/Ed Dowl Highway over RI-15/Mineral Spring Avenue.

72,800 daily crossings

The bridge is structurally deficient

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7.

I-195 westbound over the Seekonk River. 

76,700 daily crossings

The bridge is structurally deficient

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6.

I-95 northbound and southbound over RI-2/Quaker Lane.

77,800 daily crossings

The bridge is structurally deficient

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5.

I-95 northbound and southbound over Wellington Avenue.

147,984 daily crossings

The bridge is structurally deficient

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4.

I-95 northbound and southbound over Jefferson Boulevard.

156,400 daily crossings

The bridge is structurally deficient

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I-95 northbound and southbound over Amtrak.

159,200 daily crossings

The bridge is structurally deficient

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Broad Street over I-95 northbound and southbound and the P&W Railroad.

179,600 daily crossings

The bridge is structurally deficient

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Interstate 95 northbound and southbound over US-1 (Elmwood Avenue).

186,500 daily crossing

The bridge is structurally deficient

 
 

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