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,, 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.


Vincent Mesolella, Chairman
Narragansett Bay Commission

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