May 5, 2021

East Providence Announces RFQ for Reconstruction of Sidewalks

Any East Providence resident can tell you that our sidewalks are long overdue for some TLC - Ward 3 Councilman Cahoon

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The City of East Providence has rolled out a request for qualifications seeking companies with installation and construction expertise in the removal and installation of hot mix asphalt and cement concrete sidewalks. This would also require installing, resetting and removing granite curbing within existing roadways including American with Disabilities Act (ADA)-compliant ramps.

“Safe, ADA-compliant sidewalks are a necessity for our City’s residents who use them daily to go for a leisurely walk, walk their children to the bus stop and for those pedestrians who walk to work,” Mayor Bob DaSilva said.

The East Providence City Council has allocated $1 million in capital funds towards the revitalization of City sidewalks.

“Any East Providence resident can tell you that our sidewalks are long overdue for some TLC,” Ward 3 Councilman Nathan Cahoon said. “I have worked with Mayor DaSilva since the early days of his administration to revitalize our sidewalks and he has always made this a priority.

“I’m excited to see this initiative get underway,” Cahoon added.

“Delaying needed repairs and construction on City streets, sidewalks, fields and buildings only adds to the decay in our quality of life and adds to future cost increases,” added At Large Councilman Bob Rodericks. “Past infrastructure delayed maintenance cannot be continued. Thanks to Mayor DaSilva and Councilman Cahoon for loudly stressing this as a priority,” added Rodericks. “The entire council supports this effort.”

The RFQ is the first step in seeking a preliminary cost estimate for the reconstruction of the City’s damaged sidewalks. The RFQ is due no later than WEDNESDAY, APRIL 14, 2021 AT 11 a.m. The RFQ is available here: https://eastprovidenceri.gov/rfp

Any questions should be in writing by THURSDAY, APRIL 8, 2021 AT 4PM to Erik Skadberg, City Engineer eskadberg@eastprovidenceri.gov or Daniel Borges, DPW Director

dborges@eastprovidenceri.gov

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