Segment of Coventry Greenway Closed



Segment of Coventry Greenway Closed

Image via flickr: Travis S.

In response to recent concerns about hazards on the Coventry Greenway, Steve Church at RIDOT and  Guy LeFebvre from Coventry Parks and Recreation department have asked us to remind users of the Coventry Greenway that the trail section between Whitford Street and Station Street.  This section had not previously been paved or landscaped, though the bridges have been in place for a number of years.

Below is the announcement regarding the ongoing trail work:

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) has closed a
portion of the Coventry Greenway in the eastern part of Coventry from
Whitford Street, close to the West Warwick line, to Station Street in
Coventry. The path is under construction and the Department expects to
re-open it in Summer 2010.
RIDOT recently awarded a $1.6 million contract to J.H. Lynch, Inc. of
Cumberland to pave this portion of the Coventry Greenway, which has a
gravel surface with paved bike path segments at either end. RIDOT asks
that cyclists and pedestrians refrain from accessing the path until
construction is complete. Three bridge crossings along this segment of
the Coventry Greenway will be blocked off.
When completed, this new segment will join the rest of the Coventry
Greenway and three other paths – the West Warwick Greenway, Warwick Bike
Path and the Cranston Bike Path – to form a 14.2-mile continuous bike
path from Cranston to Central Coventry. Collectively the paths are known
as the Washington Secondary Bike Path, and will become the
second-longest bike path in Rhode Island behind the 14.5-mile East Bay
Bike Path.
See press release for more details

1 Comment

  • Labann
    Feb 4, 2011 at 6:53 am

    Yes, indeed, they officially opened this stretch since this posting. As I write this, though, it's February, and most bike paths in RI were neglected in part or whole as to plowing and salting. It's really a pity, since most cities and towns haven't cleared snow from shoulders, either. To ride a bike means to be in the travel lane, many of which are slick with wet ice. This doesn't stop some of us, but it's gotten a lot scarier.