The City of East Providence is continuing with its plan to close a 2.5 mile section of the East Bay Bike Path in order to install a new sewer line from Watchemoket Cove to the Bullocks Point treatment facility. The closure will start November 1, 2011 and is expected to last 5.5 months. The City indicates that the path will be repaved and restored at the end of the project. It is unclear if appropriate detour signs will be installed directing path users around the construction zone along Veterans Parkway/Pawtucket Ave/Bullocks Point Ave.
The northern end of the closure will be the parking lot opposite Metacomet Country Club (at the sharp bend and hill), southern end at Riverside Square (presumably at the traffic light for Bullocks Point Ave and Lincoln Ave.) (see map)
Red highlight is the section of path that will be closed. Blue highlight is the most direct on road detour available.
Full text of the announcement from the city is included below.
Construction Activity on the East Bay Bike Path
While the City of East Providence conducts improvement to the wastewater system, there will be some construction activities in this area. These construction activities may temporarily increase local noise levels, dust and other disturbances. The construction will also restrict access to the East Bay Bike Path, but this will be a temporary disturbance only. When the construction is complete, the bike path will be re-paved and your access will return to its current status. AECOM and the Department of Public Works are working to ensure the construction schedule is as least disruptive to you as possible.
A new sewer forcemain will be installed in Veterans Memorial Parkway and the East Bay Bike Path. The project will start at Watchemoket Cove, proceed north on Veterans Memorial Parkway to the bike path, and then continue south along the bike path to Washington Ave.
Start Date: On or about 11/1/11
Construction duration is expected to be approximately 5.5 months
Work Days: Monday to Friday
Work Hours: 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Closures: Approximately 2.5 miles of the East Bay Bike Path will be closed from the
bike path parking lot on Veterans Memorial Parkway (adjacent to the Metacomet
Country Club) to Riverside Square.
If you have any questions or require information, please call Steve Small of AECOM @ 401-680-5994.