Construction Work to Begin on Hawkins Street Bridge

Senior Deputy Majority Leader Nicholas J. Narducci Jr. (Ward 4) today learned that the contractor awarded the job to repair the Hawkins Street Bridge will begin to load in their work materials and this will potentially cause delays and will close off part of the area to pedestrians for safety.

“Today, I learned that the contractor awarded the job to rebuild the Hawkins Street Bridge will begin to load in their equipment in the next several days,” stated Senior Deputy Majority Leader Nicholas J. Narducci Jr. “This process is going to take time, but it’s great to see momentum. I want to thank the City and the Rhode Island Department of Transportation for keeping this project moving. Please be advised that this area will be an active construction site and as such some areas will be cordoned off for the safety of pedestrians and residents.”

Hawkins Street Bridge was closed to traffic in October of 2017 after the Rhode Island Department of Transportation found significant deterioration on several of the support beams. Narducci continued, “Today marks another step closer to restoring this bridge so that the community is no longer divided.”

As work progresses Senior Deputy Majority Leader Narducci will provide updates on the status of the project.

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