America’s Cup Avenue and Memorial Boulevard RIDOT Construction
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) has been working on high-benefit, low-cost improvements to just under one mile of America’s Cup Avenue and Memorial Boulevard in the City of Newport. This area of the City that has seen tremendous growth over the years, and this stretch of roadway in particular typically serves 10,500 vehicles per day, along with a heavy influx of pedestrians and bicycles.
Through the complete streets approach, the RIDOT will add or upgrade seven pedestrian crosswalks, install accessible pedestrian signals, and enhance crosswalk visibility through signing and striping, and the installation of bump-outs and bike lanes. The RIDOT will also narrow travel lanes, reconstruct wheelchair ramps for Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance, increase pedestrian crossing times and replace curbs to remove tripping hazards.The improvements are anticipated to continue through the winter and be completed in Spring 2015.
View the complete report on The Rhode Island Strategically Targeted Affordable Roadway Solutions which covers the Aquidneck Island communities of Newport, Middletown and Portsmouth below.