Reported on North Kingstown Patch that Quaker Lane will be reduced from 4 lanes to 2 in the section between Ten Rod Road and exit 6 from Route 4. Charles St. Martin of RIDOT indicates that this will allow the road to be more bike friendly by reducing speeds and providing wider shoulders.
“We’ve done it with other roads where the traffic volume doesn’t really warrant four lanes,” said St. Martin. He said since the construction of Route 4, commuters no longer use Quaker Lane as an access to the lower half of South County. The reduction in lines would reduce speeds, widen shoulders and become more bike friendly, said St. Martin.