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RIDOT to host informational meeting on improvements for Kingstown Road and Dale Carlia Corner in Wakefield

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will hold an informational meeting for the public on Monday, May 20 to unveil its plans for improvements at the corner of Old Tower Hill Road and Kingstown Road (known locally as Dale Carlia Corner) and along a segment of Kingstown Road. RIDOT design engineers will be on hand to answer questions and gather input from the public on this project.

WHAT: RIDOT to meet with local residents and business owners to review design plans for Kingstown Road improvements, including Dale Carlia Corner. The proposed improvements will provide better traveling conditions for both motorists and pedestrians. Improvements at Dale Carlia Corner include road resurfacing, minor sidewalk and curb work, and roadway restriping. RIDOT also will be resurfacing Kingstown Road from Dale Carlia Corner to the Route 1 interchange, and introducing a new traffic pattern with one lane in each direction and a center turning lane. This design has been used elsewhere in the state to reduce crashes and improve safety.

WHEN: Monday, May 20, 2013 from 6-8 p.m.

WHERE: Council Chambers of South Kingstown Town Hall, 180 High Street, in Wakefield

DIRECTIONS: From Route 1: Take the Historic Wakefield exit and follow 1.3 miles on Route 1A (Old Tower Hill Road, and Main Street). Turn right onto High Street. Town Hall is 0.3 miles on the left, and ample parking is available. From Route 108: Follow Route 108 (Kingstown Road) into Peace Dale. At the Peace Dale Rotary, turn onto High Street and follow 0.7 miles to Town Hall on your right. RIPTA's Bus Route 66 provides service along High Street, and on Routes 1A and 108. Visit www.ripta.com/66 for more information.

Contact: Rose Amoros 401-222-1362 x4450

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Department or agency: Department of Transportation

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

Release date: 05-14-2013

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