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1/17/2024 East Bay legislators request I-195 West bridge updates
STATE HOUSE – Several legislators representing the East Bay wrote to RI Department of Transportation Director Peter Alviti to request regular updates concerning the reconstruction and repair of the I-195 West bridge.
The letter was signed by House Majority Whip Katherine S. Kazarian (D-Dist. 63, East Providence, Pawtucket), Senate Majority Whip Valarie J. Lawson (D-Dist. 14, East Providence), Reps. Matthew S. Dawson (D-Dist. 65, East Providence), Jennifer Boylan (D-Dist. 66, Barrington, East Providence), Jason Knight (D-Dist. 67, Barrington, Warren), June S. Speakman (D-Dist. 68, Warren, Bristol) and Susan R. Donovan (D-Dist. 69, Bristol, Portsmouth) and Sens. Pamela J. Lauria (D-Dist. 32, Barrington, Bristol, East Providence), Robert Britto (D-Dist. 18, East Providence, Pawtucket), Walter S. Felag (D-Dist. 10, Warren, Bristol, Tiverton) and Linda L. Ujifusa (D-Dist. 11, Portsmouth, Bristol).
“The closure of this bridge has brought frustration and confusion to our constituents and unfortunately, we are all unable to answer their questions or address their concerns regarding when this stressful situation will be remedied.  The significant burden that this closure has added to the daily lives of our constituents and local businesses makes getting the bridge fixed as quickly as possible a main priority for us. And while patience is needed, being able to give our affected residents clear updates on the status of the repair work will hopefully address some of the strain and anxiety that the bridge closure has placed upon the people of the East Bay,” said the legislators.
The letter requests regular detailed updates from RIDOT on the construction and repair of the I-195 Westbound Bridge and updates on the expected timeline for when the bridge will be fully operational.

For more information, contact:
Andrew Caruolo, Publicist
State House Room 20
Providence, RI 02903