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Dyer Street in Downtown Providence to Become Two-Way Roadway as Part of the Iway

As part of Contract 14 for the Iway (I-195 Relocation Project), which focuses on building new and reconfiguring local streets in the City of Providence, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) has announced that Dyer Street near Dorrance Street will soon become a two?way roadway.

Prior to the morning commute on Tuesday, April 23, 2013, motorists traveling on Dyer Street from Peck Street to the intersection of Ship Street and Eddy Street will notice a new two-way traffic pattern. This change will be made to help reestablish the original city streets in downtown Providence that were previously divided when the old I-195 was first built. In addition, with this new alignment for Dyer Street, Service Road No. 8 will no longer be utilized. For more information, please click on the following link: www.dot.ri.gov/detourmaps.

Through a $13 million contract with the Cardi Corporation, initial work is underway, including the demolition of the existing concrete piers from the old I-195 and the installation of new utilities around Friendship and Clifford Streets. Crews are also performing earth excavation in the area near Dyer and Eddy Streets, and installing new conduit and a new drainage system along the eastern side of Dyer Street. Work will focus on the reconnection of the City's downtown streets this summer, and final project completion for Contract 14 is slated for 2014.

Those with questions can contact RIDOT's Customer Service office at 401-222-2450 weekdays from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Additional information will be available on RIDOT's social media sites on Twitter and Facebook.

Contact: Heidi Gudmundson (401) 222-1362, Ext. 4009

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Department or agency: Department of Transportation

Online: http://www.dot.ri.gov

Release date: 04-19-2013

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