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Traffic Advisory: Railroad Avenue at the Old Slocum Bridge in North Kingstown Reopens to Traffic

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) has reopened rural Railroad Avenue at the site of the former Slocum Bridge in North Kingstown by replacing the bridge with a concrete drainage structure.

The bridge, in place since 1928, was scheduled for replacement in 2018, but with the posting of a weight limit in October, RIDOT moved quickly to obtain the necessary permits and approvals to do the project this fall.

At $278,000, RIDOT found the simpler design for handling stormwater running under the road through the placement of a drainage structure more cost effective. This will also save the Department on maintenance fees over time.

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  • Release date: 12-19-2017

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