2009-03-26 / About Town

Seawall repairs will begin on Monday

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation will begin March 30 to repair the sea wall on Conanicus Avenue, at its intersection with Bay View Drive. The sea wall protects Conanicus Avenue between Emerson Road and Bay View Drive from Narragansett Bay's East Passage. The sea wall had been damaged by storms over a number of years.

The $495,955 contract for the work was awarded to R. P. Iannuccillo & Sons Construction Company of North Providence.

During the construction, the northbound lane of Conanicus Avenue may be closed to traffic on some weekdays between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. when construction operations involving heavy equipment are underway.

The necessary lane closure will result in one lane of alternating traffic during those hours.

The work is scheduled to be complete by June 30 to avoid comflict with summer traffic.

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