The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) wants to make cyclists and other users of the East Bay Bike Path aware of upcoming sewer construction by the City of East Providence. The work will require the closure of a 2.5-mile segment of the bikeway from the bike path parking lot on Veterans Memorial Parkway to Riverside Square in East Providence.
The path will be closed on Tuesday, November 1, 2011. The affected area will be re-paved and is scheduled to reopen in early Spring 2012.
No formal detour will be established. Experienced cyclists attempting to bypass the closure using Veterans Memorial Parkway, Pawtucket Avenue and Bullocks Point Avenue should exercise caution due to high traffic volumes and very narrow shoulders. Recreational cyclists and other path users are urged to use other segments of the bikeway south of Riverside Square.
Anyone with questions regarding the closure should contact the City of East Providence's engineering consultant, Steve Small of AECOM, at 401-680-5994.
Contact: Charles St. Martin 401-222-1362 x4007