Construction on Hope Street began this morning and it looks like we are in for a rough few months ahead. See the info below from the Narragansett Bay Commission (NBC):
The traffic detour related to the Narragansett Bay Commission’s repaving of Hope Street from Glendale Avenue to Chace Street will begin on Monday, April 15. Hope Street will be restricted to one-way traffic travelling south for the duration of the project. Southbound traffic on Hope will travel in the northbound lane. Northbound traffic will be redirected to Blackstone Boulevards via Rochambeau. Access from side streets to Hope Street will be limited while the concrete base of the southbound lane is replaced. The detour will remain in place until the end of June.
The repaving follows installation of new storm sewers, gas lines and water lines in conjunction with Phase II of the Narragansett Bay Commission’s Combined Sewer Overflow Abatement Project. Phase I of the CSO Project has already prevented over five billion gallons of storm-related sewage overflows from entering Narragansett Bay.
Regular updates of progress will be posted on the Narragansett Bay Commission’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/narrabay) and twitter feed (@narrabay).
A full report on Hope Street repaving is available here.