City and State Debate 6-10 Connector Design

PROVIDENCE — The city’s planning department has veered away from the type of highway removal project it once championed as a way forward for the 6-10 Connector. It’s now proposing a limited-access “parkway,” dressed up with eye-catching automobile infrastructure, a handful of new over and underpasses that connect neighborhoods divided by the highway, and improved pedestrian and bike infrastructure in the surrounding neighborhoods.

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Governor, RIDOT Flip-Flop on 6-10 Connector

PROVIDENCE — At a city-organized forum in March, Peter Alviti, director of the Rhode Island Department of Transportation, announced his agency would consider a “hybrid” approach to reconstructing the increasingly dilapidated 6-10 Connector. Alviti admitted he was not on board with the highway-to-boulevard idea advocates he spoke alongside with that night, but said his agency recognized the city's concerns.

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Officials Listen to Community About 6-10 Connector

PROVIDENCE — The city’s department of Planning + Development heard a resounding message from the hundred or so members of the public who attended its recent listening session on the future of the 6-10 Connector: Attendees demanded that the 1.3-mile stretch of highway between Olneyville and downtown be reconstructed in a way that connects communities divided by the highway and accommodates pedestrians, bicycles, cars and buses, while avoiding the gentrification of the abutting neighborhoods.

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RIDOT's 6-10 Grant Crafted with Minimal Public Input

RIDOT's 6-10 Grant Crafted with Minimal Public Input

In early April, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation held a series of public meetings about the proposed reconstruction of the 6-10 Connector in Johnston, Warwick, Providence and Cranston. The meetings were announced April 5 and held April 7, 11, 12 and 13, just prior to an April 14 deadline to submit an application for a U.S. Department of Transportation grant.

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