Hope Street Construction

This sign appeared on Hope Street at Rochambeau on Wednesday, promising two-way traffic on Thursday, July 25. However, a construction worker said they were going to pave on Friday. Whichever date is right, the Hope Street ordeal is almost over.

Narragansett Bay Commission update invitation

Dear Neighbor:

Work has begun on the installation of pipes in the area surrounding Miriam Hospital for Phase II of Narragansett Bay Commission’s Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) Abatement Program. These pipes are helping to keep our water clean.

To date, they’ve stopped close to 5 billion gallons of sewage from entering Narragansett Bay.

Additionally, with the completion of Phase II pipe installation along North Main St., we’ll soon be starting curb-to-curb repaving on North Main St. This repaving work will begin in May and is expected to take a few weeks to complete.

We appreciate your patience as local traffic and accessibility will be impacted during this time. We also understand you will likely have questions about how this activity will affect your area, and we’d like to update you about the construction and street improvements that will be taking place to help minimize disruption.

We’ll be having a one-on-one informational meeting on Wednesday, April 17 at 6:30 p.m. at Summit Commons on 99 Hillside Ave., and we hope you’ll join us. If you’re interested in learning more about the project, please visit www.narrabay.com, www.Facebook.com/narrabay, twitter.com/narrabay, or call the Narragansett Bay Commission at 401-461-8848.

Thank you for your continued support as we work to keep our water clean.

Sincerely,

Vincent Mesolella, Chairman
Narragansett Bay Commission

Hope Street Paving to Begin Soon

The following is a letter from the Narragansett Bay Commission, dated March 25th, 2013. There is also a PDF version.

Dear Neighbor:

As you know, over the past months we’ve been working on Hope St. installing pipes for Phase II of Narragansett Bay Commission’s Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) Abatement Program. To date, the pipes have stopped close to 5 billion gallons of sewage from moving into Narragansett Bay.

With that phase of project construction in the area now complete, we’ll soon be starting curb-to-curb repaving along Hope St., including replacement of some of the sidewalks. Repaving will begin in April and is expected to take several weeks. Local traffic and accessibility will be impacted, and we’d like to answer your questions about these street and sidewalk improvements and provide you with information on what to expect during this time to minimize disruption.

We’ll be having a one-on-one informational meeting on Monday, April 1 at 7:15 p.m. at the Church of the Redeemer on 655 Hope St., and we hope you’ll join us. If you’re interested in learning more about the project, please visit www.narrabay.com, www.Facebook.com/narrabay, follow us on twitter @narrabay, or call the Narragansett Bay Commission Public Affairs office at 401-461-8848.

Thank you for your continued patience and support as we work to keep our water clean.

Sincerely,

Vincent Mesolella, Chairman
Narragansett Bay Commission

cc: Mayor Angel Taveras
cc: City Council President Michael A. Solomon
cc: Councilman Kevin Jackson

Planned Street Improvements

From Ani Haroian, Director of Community Relations, Office of Mayor Angel Taveras

PROVIDENCE, RI – Starting today residents of Providence can view the list of planned street improvements in the capital city.  Voters will decide on November 6, 2012 whether or not to approve the $40 million roads bond to fund these improvements. The list of planned street improvements and accompanying maps can be viewed at www.Providenceri.com/roadbond.

In addition, the Office of Mayor Angel Taveras will hold informational meetings throughout the city in the coming weeks to explain the scientific, merit-based process that was used to identify roads for repair and to explain how the bond will work if voters approve the measure.

Starting next week, officials from the city’s Finance Department and the Department of Public Works will conduct a series of information sessions to explain and answer questions about the process used to identify road repairs and how the bond will work if voters approve the measure.

Residents are invited to attend the forum most convenient for their schedule:

Thursday, September 27 at 7pm: Esek Hopkins Middle School — 480 Charles Street in the North End

Tuesday, October 2 at 7pm: Nathan Bishop Middle School — 101 Session Street on Smith Hill

Wednesday, October 10 at 7pm: Robert F. Kennedy Elementary School — 195 Nelson Street in Elmhurst

Tuesday, October 16 at 7pm: William D’Abate Elementary School — 60 Kossuth Street in Olneyville

Tuesday, October 23 at 7pm: William B. Cooley High School — 182 Thurbers Avenue in South Providence

Public Meeting to discuss Hope Street improvements

Please Join Councilman Kevin Jackson at a Neighborhood Meeting

September 19, 2012
7:00 p.m.
Rochambeau Library
708 Hope Street, Providence

Agenda: Traffic Calming & Pedestrian Safety Improvements on Hope St. From Glendale Ave. to Fifth St.

We will discuss roadway and pedestrian improvements to be made in the area.

Please contact Philip R. McKendall in the City Council Office, 521-7477 with any Questions.

Mark your calendars!

City parking administrator questioned on plan to lift overnight ban

About 30 Summit residents peppered City Parking Administrator Leo Perrotta with questions Tuesday night about the lifting of the overnight-parking ban, sometimes resorting to angry shouting.

He was at Summit Commons at the invitation of the Summit Neighborhood Association to explain the details of the city’s plan, but as SNA President Dean Weinberg said in his introduction of Perrotta, residents were more interested in the “why” rather than the “how.”

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