RITBA TO BRIEF TOWN COUNCILS ON MOUNT HOPE BRIDGE MAINTENANCE PROJECTS

Bristol and Portsmouth Will Receive Briefings on Bridge Maintenance Projects; Will Begin Late-September

JAMESTOWN, R.I. – The Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority (RITBA) will be in attendance
at both the Bristol and Portsmouth Town Council meetings in late August to present a
briefing on the upcoming maintenance projects for the Mount Hope Bridge. These
critically important maintenance projects are part of the RITBA’s recently adopted
Ten-Year Capital Plan. The goal of the Ten-Year Capital Plan is to insure the safety
and extend the life of the four bridges under the RITBA’s jurisdiction which are:
the Newport Pell Bridge, the Mount Hope Bridge, the Jamestown Verrazzano Bridge and
the Sakonnet River Bridge. The work on the Mount Hope Bridge will begin in
late-September 2016. The Portsmouth Town Council meeting will be held on Monday,
August 22, 2016, at 7:00pm and the Bristol Town Council Meeting will be held on
Wednesday, August 24, 2016, at 7:00pm.