Statement from Councilman David A. Salvatore:
This morning at 2:00 AM a car crashed into a restaurant located on the corner of Eaton Street and Douglas Avenue. The crash caused a great deal of damage to the building, and the driver left the scene of the crime. The Providence Police Department (PPD) is actively looking for the perpetrator, and I have been in contact with Chief Hugh Clements and am being updated. If you have information regarding this incident please call the police at 401-272-1111.
Speeding in this corridor has been of great concern to my neighbors, and I have been working with the city’s traffic engineer and the Department of Public Works (DPW) to implement traffic calming measures in this area. To date, at my request, the DPW has installed new lighting and crosswalks are slated to be installed later this year.
Quality of life is one of my greatest concerns as a City Councilor, and I continue to advocate and allocate funding for these much-needed traffic calming measures. In the coming weeks, I will be working with the team at the DPW and the PPD to implant these measures and to have more speed patrols in the neighborhood. I will also be meeting with area businesses to address their concerns around speeding, and the effect it has on their business.
—David A. Salvatore, Councilman
Providence City Council – Ward 14