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 aportion of the Coventry Greenway in the eastern part of Coventry fromWhitford Street, close to the West Warwick line, to Station Street inCoventry. The path is under construction and the Department expects tore-open it in Summer 2010.RIDOT recently awarded a $1.6 million contract to J.H. Lynch, Inc. ofCumberland to pave this portion of the Coventry Greenway, which has agravel surface with paved bike path segments at either end. RIDOT asksthat cyclists and pedestrians refrain from accessing the path untilconstruction is complete. Three bridge crossings along this segment ofthe Coventry Greenway will be blocked off.When completed, this new segment will join the rest of the CoventryGreenway and three other paths – the West Warwick Greenway, Warwick BikePath and the Cranston Bike Path – to form a 14.2-mile continuous bikepath from Cranston to Central Coventry. Collectively the paths are knownas the Washington Secondary Bike Path, and will become thesecond-longest bike path in Rhode Island behind the 14.5-mile East BayBike Path.See press release for more details