RIDOT announced during the most recent Environmental Council meeting that, due to bugetary shortfalls, they are re-evaluating the George Redman Linear Park project. How or what will happen to this project is still up in the air, but it’s clear from what we have learned that the project will not go forward in it’s entirity.
I’ve had a sinking feeling ever since RIDOT separated this project from the much larger I-195 portion of the project and I’m sorry to see my gut was right. In the interim, RIDOT has agreed to open the Washington Bridge, in some form, to cyclists again this Fall. Last I heard, it will be late November before the bridge opens again.