November 15, 2019

City to commence Runnins River Culvert Project; Roadway to close for 30 days

Long Problematic State Street Flooding Area the Subject


Mayor Bob DaSilva has announced that a portion of Warren Avenue at the Runnins River Culvert will be closed for about a month. The area is at the Seekonk line. "Work on the Runnins River Culvert Project is slated to begin in mid-July. The city’s contractor, JH Lynch, will be closing Warren Avenue and County Street at the Runnins River crossing for a 30-day period to install culverts. The project has not yet commenced due to the Runnins River level.

Once the river level recedes, a more definitive date will be announced," said a statement from the Mayor's office. The area has been subject to frequent flooding of the State Street area in East Providence. A three foot high by seven foot wide culvert will be constructed of concrete underneath the roadway.

Traffic from both East Providence and Seekonk will be detoured around the project. Specific times and more details will be forthcoming.


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