Work Underway on Blackstone River Bikeway Segment 1A

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) has begun work on the next
off-road segment of the Blackstone River Bikeway, connecting to the India Point
Park area in the City of Providence, and providing the missing link to the East
Bay Bike Path. This 7/10 of a mile segment connects the existing on-road segment
from Pitman Street/River Road to the Gano Street/Trenton Street area, following
the Seekonk River waterfront through Gano Park.
«We are committed to building a good, solid bicycle network in the State of Rhode
Island,» said RIDOT Director Peter Alviti Jr. «This project helps bring the Blackstone
River Bikeway further into the City of Providence, connecting to the East Bay Path
and other bicycle facilities within the City’s growing network.»
Through a $2.5 million project, which includes a $1.2 million construction contract
and a budget contingency of $100,000, RIDOT will construct an off-the-road path
by clearing, grading, paving, striping, and adding some railing and limited
Project completion is slated for Summer 2017. The Blackstone River Bikeway, the
state’s third-longest bike path, currently stretches for 15.5 miles through the
communities of Woonsocket, Cumberland, Lincoln, Pawtucket and Providence. Another
6 miles of this path is currently under design.