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Roadway Improvement Program

The project purpose is to pave roads and reconstruct sidewalks throughout the City. 

Contractor: LAL Construction Company, Inc., Fall River, MA

Status: Construction Ongoing

City Council approved additional streets to be reconstructed in 2018: Bedlow Avenue, Apthorp Avenue, Curry Avenue, Harvard Avenue, Marlborough Street, West Marlborough Street, Duke Street, Milburn Court, Ruggles Avenue, Ellery Road and Red Cross Terrace.

In general, this project includes the rehabilitation/replacement of pavement and replacement of existing sidewalks that are in poor condition plus accessibility improvements.   Generally, once a street has the bottom layer of binder pavement placed, existing sidewalks and curbing rehabilitated, and then the top finish pavement will be placed.  Pavement striping, crosswalks, and stop bars along with signage will be installed at a point after the pavement and sidewalks have been finished.  

Generally, parking may be restricted from 7 AM to 4 PM Monday through Friday as work progresses. Please look for the temporary "No Parking" signs that will appear in preparation for work to begin.  Please note that residents and business owners will be allowed access to their properties at all times, however, some minor inconveniences may be experienced while contractor is directly in front of property.  Thank you for your patience.  

Progress: 78%
Contract Amount: 
$3,381,100.50 approved at City Council on April 12, 2017, July 26, 2017, and April 25, 2018.

Project areas include:

Wilbur Street: Eustis Avenue to Wilbur Avenue Completed
Bedlow Avenue: 
Broadway to Malbone Road – Completed
Apthorp Avenue: Bedlow Ave. to Canonicus Ave. - Completed 
Red Cross Terrace: Red Cross Avenue to end - Completed
Daniel Street: Ellery Road to Greenlaw Blvd - Completed
Curry Avenue: Bedlow Ave. to Canonicus Ave. - Completed 
Harvard Street: Bedlow Ave. to Pennacook St. - Completed 
Marlborough Street: Broadway to West Marlborough St. - Awaiting start 
West Marlborough Street: Marlborough St. to America’s Cup Blvd. - Awaiting start
Duke Street: Marlborough St. to Washington Square - Awaiting start
Milburn Court: Thames St. to dead end - Awaiting start
Ruggles Avenue: Bellevue Ave. to near Ochre Point Ave. - Completed 
Morton Avenue: Carroll Avenue to Spring St. - Completed
Touro Street:  Spring Street to Bellevue Avenue.- Completed
Brightman Street:  Eustis Avenue to end - Completed
Burnside Avenue: Dr. Marcus Wheatland Blvd to Warner Street- Completed
Channing Street: Malbone Road to Hall Avenue - Completed
Clinton Avenue: Broadway to Warner Street - Completed
Cranston Avenue: Broadway to Kay Street - Completed
Greenough Place: Ayrault Street to Catherine Street - Completed
Wilbur Avenue: Bliss Road to end - Completed

Note: Once a roadway is completed there may be minor punch list items for contractor to finish including pavement marking/striping, installation of loam and seed and signage.

Contact Information:

LAL Construction Company, Inc., Fall River, MA

Department of Public Services
William Boardman, PE, City Engineer
Phone: (401) 845-5842
Email: WBoardman@CityofNewport.com

 

Seawalls Program

Narragansett Dock Works is working on the Seawall Project again in the area of Washington Street.  The project purpose is to reconstruct and repair existing seawalls and marine infrastructure throughout the city. 

Work is subject to tides so work areas fluctuate.  

Contractor: Narragansett Dock Works, Inc., Narragansett, RI

Status: Under construction.

Work on Washington Street seawall is continuing with construction to repair and safeguard the existing seawall from further deterioration.  Work on the Van Zandt Pier and adjacent concrete walls is under construction. The Elm Street Pier is also under construction. The Long Wharf seawall will be repaired and the railing replaced.  Much of the work is tide dependent, so work areas may change from day to day, week to week.

Progress: 39%
Contract Amount: 
$995,673.04 approved at City Council on April 12, 2017.

Project areas include:

Washington Street Seawall (Newport Bridge to J. Martin Park) - under construction
Van Zandt Pier - under construction
Cherry Street Driftway - completed
Chestnut Street Driftway - completed
Walnut Street Driftway - completed
Elm Street Pier (minor abutment repair) - under construction
Long Wharf Seawall - under construction
Battery Park Seawall - completed

There will be traffic and water access restrictions while individual project areas are under construction.  

Contact Information:

Narragansett Dock Works, Inc., Narragansett, RI
Matt Melchiori, Owner

Department of Public Services
William Boardman, PE, City Engineer
Phone: (401) 845-5842
Email: WBoardman@CityofNewport.com

 

Sidewalk Improvement Program

The project purpose is to fix small areas of sidewalks throughout the City that are beyond the capabilities of the City maintenance crews but do not require the total reconstruction of a road.

Sidewalk and curb work has begun on Gladys Carr Bolhouse Road. 

Status: Under Construction 

Project areas include small sidewalk areas on the following streets:

Washington Street: Long Wharf to Gladys Carr Bolhouse - awaiting start
Gladys Carr Bolhouse Road: wheel chair ramps - under construction
Bliss Road: Kay Blvd to Kyle Terrace (replace existing damaged sidewalk) completed
Carroll Avenue:
 Morton Avenue to Bateman Avenue - completed
Harrison Avenue: Carroll Avenue to Roseneath Avenue - completed
Memorial Boulevard: Freebody Street to Middleton Avenue - completed
Ochre Point Avenue: Narragansett Avenue to Webster Street - completed
Spring Street: McAllister Street to Pope Street plus wheelchair ramp at Barney Street - completed
Washington Square: minor bluestone sidewalk repairs - under construction
Long Wharf Crosswalk at Marriott - completed
Marlborough Street: Dr. Marcus Wheatland to Thames Street - completed
Goat Island Connector: Washington Street to Goat Island Causeway - completed

Progress: 89%
Contract Amount: $773,493.18 ($240,000 RES 2017-65, $533,493.18 RES 2016-97)

Contact Information:

LAL Construction Company, Inc.
Mike Louro, Superintendent
Phone: (508)676-3962 ext.18 

Department of Public Services
William Boardman, City Engineer
Phone: (401) 845-5842
Email: WBoardman@CityofNewport.com

 

Bellevue Avenue Joint Repair Project

Bellevue Avenue joint repairs are currently ongoing.  Only one lane of travel will be affected at any time during these construction operations.

Additional funding has been approved by City Council on June 27, 2018, for additional work this fiscal year.

Project includes concrete pavement joint repairs and other miscellaneous work.  

Status: Under Construction
Progress: 40%
Contract Amount: $930,000.00 (Resolution 2017-88, 2018-58, 2018-70)

Contact Information:

Department of Public Services
William Boardman, City Engineer
Phone: (401) 845-5842
Email: WBoardman@CityofNewport.com

 

Pavement Marking Program

This work includes pavement markings and striping throughout the City (e.g., yellow center lines, crosswalks, parking lines, pavement arrows/verbiage, and bike sharrows).  Work is city-wide on roadways with existing pavement markings.

Pending work areas: Morton Avenue, city-wide stop bars and crosswalks, city-wide yellow center lines and white shoulder lines.

Status: Under construction
Progress: 40%
Contract Amount: $97,368.00 (Resolution 2018-39)

Project includes streets with yellow center lines, white shoulder lines, crosswalks, and special pavement markings.

Contact Information:

Department of Public Services
William Boardman, City Engineer
Phone: (401) 845-5842
Email: WBoardman@CityofNewport.com

 

Pavement Crack Sealing Program

Work is ongoing throughout the City. Contract work includes sealing cracked pavement on various streets city wide, pending weather.  This work will be taking place during the day, with a "rolling detail" so traffic will be affected on a block-by-block basis as the contractor works their way along the roadway.

Please look for the temporary "No Parking" signs that will appear in preparation for work to begin.  Please note that residents and business owners will be allowed access to their properties at all times, however, some minor inconveniences may be experienced while contractor is directly in front of property.  Thank you for your patience.  

Contractor: Sealcoating, Inc.
Status: Under Construction
Location: City-wide
Progress: 65%
Contract Amount: $125,000.00 (Resolution 2018-57)

Project includes the following streets: Various

Contact Information:

Department of Public Services
William Boardman, City Engineer
Phone: (401) 845-5842
Email: WBoardman@CityofNewport.com

Pavement Chip Sealing Program

Due to weather conditions and plant closures, this work has been rescheduled for Spring of 2019. Work is expected to commence in mid-May and continue through June of 2019.  Contract work includes sealing pavement on various streets city wide with a rubberized asphalt mix covered with chip stone and rolled to make a heavier seal than the crack sealing.  This work will be taking place during the day, with a "rolling detail" so traffic will be affected on a block-by-block basis as the contractor works their way along the roadway.

Please look for the temporary "No Parking" signs that will appear in preparation for work to begin.  Please note that residents and business owners will be allowed access to their properties at all times, however, some minor inconveniences may be experienced while contractor is directly in front of property.  Thank you for your patience.  

Work is highly weather dependent and temperature dependent.  Neighbors are asked to stop irrigation before construction begins to keep roadways dry.

Contractor: All States Asphalt, Inc.
Status: On Hold until Spring 2019
Progress: 0%

Contract Amount: $600,000.00 (Resolution 2018-71)

Project includes the following streets: Ocean Avenue, Catherine Street, Girard Avenue, Maple Avenue, Old Beach Road, Rhode Island Avenue

Contact Information:

Department of Public Services
William Boardman, City Engineer
Phone: (401) 845-5842
Email: WBoardman@CityofNewport.com

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