We are pleased to announce that James Toomey, of the Blackstone Valley Tourism Council, worked with the various towns last week to get the majority of detour signs posted. These signs will guide cyclists trying to find their way around the closed Washington Bridge, between the North end of the East Bay Bike Path and the South end of the Blackstone Bike Path.
A work order has been created with RIDOT to post the remaining last few signs on the Henderson Bridge, so we hope to see those last few signs up in the next couple of weeks.
James should be congratulated for his tireless efforts to get these signs posted! If anyone thinks it would be simple to just post a few signs during a major construction project, I encourage you to talk with James and find out just how much work it takes. In particular, I think James should be congratulated for the great informational sign posted at either end of the tour, letting cyclists know what to look for along the way.
Here is a quick collage of some signs you will now see along the route: