Bridge Reopens After 2010 Flooding

The flooding in the spring of 2010 is hard to forget. Many local bridges and roadways suffered major damage from the high water levels. Shockingly almost two years later, some of those bridges are still under repair, but today Johnston cut the ribbon to reopen the Mill Street Bridge.

The funding for the project came from FEMA and Community Development Block Grants but caused major concern for the Mayor of Johnston, “my biggest concern, if I wrote out a check to pay for this, I believe whole heartedly that we would not have been reimbursed by the federal government. It would have been 100,000 plus that the town would not receive.”

The last state bridge that is still not in use is the Laurel Bridge in Coventry which is expected to be completed by the end of 2012.