RIDOT to receive its largest grant ever to overhaul Route 146

"This $65 million grant is the largest we have ever received," RIDOT Director Peter Alviti said.
Route 146 At Sayles Hill Road Looking South
Route 146 at Sayles Hill Road looking south. (CREDIT: RIDOT)

PROVIDENCE, RI (WLNE) – Rhode Island’s congressional delegation announced Tuesday that RIDOT has been awarded a $65 million federal grant to overhaul Route 146.

The Infrastructure for Rebuilding America Grant (INFRA) that RIDOT is getting for Route 146 will fund:

  • The replacement of multiple bridges along the Route 146 corridor
  • The reconfiguration of the interchange at Sayles Hill Road
  • Miles of roadway repaved

A spokesperson added that other improvements for 146 will made to “increase safety and reduce congestion of the main regional artery.”

Other possible improvement include:

  • A Bus-on-shoulder lane along the southern limits of Route 146 into Providence
  • New drainage features, modern median barriers to replace old guardrails

“Once again our Congressional delegation has demonstrated the strength and the wisdom to help us address one of the busiest, most congested, and difficult corridors in Rhode Island – Route 146,” RIDOT Director Peter Alviti said. “This $65 million grant is the largest we have ever received.”

More than 171,000 vehicles travel Route 146 between Providence and Worcester, Massachusetts daily, according to a spokesperson.


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