Department of Transportation completes resurfacing of Wampanoag Trail

State and local leaders attend a ribbon cutting in East Providence, Monday, Oct. 17, 2022. (WLNE)

EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — The Rhode Island Department of Transportation has completed the resurfacing of the Wampanoag Trail.

In a release Friday, the governor’s office said this is the Route 114 resurfacing project is the first to be completed using additional funds provided by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.

“The additional funds allowed RIDOT to combine two projects originally set to begin construction in 2024 and 2025, so the entire corridor could be paved three years earlier than planned,” McKee said.

The $11 million project resurfaced 5.2 miles of Route 114 starting on the East Shore Expressway.

The department of transportation said that it also made stormwater improvements with replacement of deteriorated catch basins and cleaning and flushing the entire system for improved performance during heavy rainfall.

“The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law has now delivered over $697 million in federal highway dollars to Rhode Island over the last two years and there are many more major transportation upgrades in the pipeline,” said Sen. Jack Reed.

Route 114 is one of many roads the department of transportation is paving this year, investing $92 million this year and approximately $500 million over the next five years.

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