Reed delivers $6.5 million for Woonsocket infrastructure improvements

The Mayor's Office shared this photo of Senator Reed and officials gathered to announce federal funding for town infrastructure.

WOONSOCKET, R.I. (WLNE) — Sen. Jack Reed secured $6.5 million in federal funds to improve infrastructure throughout Woonsocket.

Reed joined Woonsocket Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt and RIDOT Director Peter Alviti Friday morning in the frigid weather to make their announcement.

Reed said the funds were secured in an effort preserve, rehabilitate, or replace bridges, culverts, sidewalks on Social Street, one of Woonsocket’s busiest throughways.

The senator also secured a four million dollar federal earmark for this fiscal year to help the RIDOT carry out design and construction.

Mayor Baldelli-Hunt said the federal funding will help move the city forward with their many long-anticipated projects.

“Receiving funding like this takes the burden off of our city’s tax payers,” Baldelli-Hunt said.

Design for these projects is expected to begin this year and construction is anticipated to begin by 2026.



Categories: News, Rhode Island, Woonsocket