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Hummel Report: The Bridge to...
Posted: 11/10/2011 10:05:24 AM
Updated: 11/10/2011 10:21:52 AM
The Hummel Report - 11.10.11 The Bridge to...
The Bridge to....The Quonset Business Park is one of the few bright spots for economic development in Rhode Island these days, attracting new companies and jobs over the past several years. But some who located there are questioning a brand new $4.2 million taxpayer-funded bridge that links one side of the park with the other.
This week Jim Hummel sits down with the park's managing director for the background on the bridge.
(11/10/2011 1:21:13 PM) |
If you think this bridge project is an unnecessary misuse of tax payer money whether it be on the state or federal leve, then perhaps you might want to consider the BRIDGE TO NOWHERE project being considered in WARREN. So far, the town has spent money on 3/4 of a mile of asphalt for on an abandoned rail bed that ends in a neighborhood, having no visible connection. It is the intention of the Town to secure funding from the State and Federal Goverments (you and I, the tax payers) to pay for a bridge to cross the Kickemuit River. From that point, it is their intention to lad down another 1/2 mile of asphalt through a wildlife area ending at a dangereous portion of a major traffic location. At that location, there are NO traffic control devices and if built with the current proposal, would mean a child/adult might attempt to cross over 4 lanes of travel without proper protection of a traffic control device. The nearest ones are located approx 500 feet north or south. The town does not seem interested in taking a safer and less approach by having the path cross some 300 feet along the waterfront at the Kickemuit Village and onto Libby Lane where there would be a natural traffic flow towards a marked cross walk and traffic signal. This is a story that should be looked into as an abuse of the tax payer since it is not only involving local funds, but funds from the State and Federal Goverment, none the less all of us for such a pie in the sky project.
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