Great news for Providence residents and tourists. The pedestrian bridge connecting Down City with the East Side is ahead of schedule. Mary McDonald from Providence Business News gave us an update on the project.
PROVIDENCE – The process for building a pedestrian bridge connecting the two sides of the Providence River in the I-195 redevelopment district, will move forward this month, the R.I. Department of Transportation announced Tuesday.
The agency at the end of the month will advertise for a contractor, moving up the expected date from July.
The construction schedule, described in a recent reporting by the DOT, would have preliminary work beginning in the fall. Construction of the $13.2 million bridge project is expected to span two seasons, with completion anticipated in early 2018.
The state agency also is preparing design plans for a second contract that would involve development of new parks at the landing of the bridge on either side of the river, according to a DOT news release.