Town of North Smithfield


July 30, 2021






On Friday night, July 30, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will remove the lane split on Route 146 South at the Farnum Pike Bridge (Exit 11), which carries Route 146 over Route 104 in North Smithfield. Traffic will be shifted onto a newly built southbound bridge. During this operation, travel lanes will be reduced from two to one with both lanes reopening by 6 a.m. Saturday, July 31.


With the removal of the lane split, the Route 146 South on-ramp from Route 104 will be reopened. The detour for oversized trucks will no longer be necessary.


RIDOT will demolish a temporary bridge used during construction, finish the installation of drainage systems in the median, and complete other tasks over the next several weeks. In late August/early September the Department will restripe the road again, restoring the full width of the travel lanes and shoulders. RIDOT also will repave Route 104 under the bridge.


The bridge was replaced as part of a $13.9 million design-build project, which allowed the Department to accelerate its replacement. The project’s official completion date is summer 2022, but final completion is trending several months sooner.


The Farnum Pike Bridge was built in 1958 and carries approximately 40,000 vehicles per day. It had been rated structurally deficient for more than 20 years.


All construction projects are subject to changes in schedule and scope depending on needs, circumstances, findings, and weather.


The replacement of the Farnum Pike Bridge was made possible by RhodeWorks, RIDOT’s ongoing commitment to repair structurally deficient bridges and bring Rhode Island’s transportation infrastructure into a state of good repair, promote economic development, and create jobs. Learn more at [].






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Good News from Aging Well, Inc.
Classes are once again being offered at Scouters Hall in North Smithfield, 3 extra classes have been added! We will be adhering to all RI Department of Health Covid-19 regulations to keep everyone safe. The number of class participants will be limited for social distancing. Please call Aging Well Inc at 401-766-3734 for information, and to register for classes.
Scouters Hall Class Schedule

Monday 10:15 A.M.-11:00 A.M. Zumba Gold with Fran

11:15 A.M.-12:00 P.M. Chair Exercise with Fran


Tuesday 1:30 P.M. Mindfulness/Meditation with Diane


Thursday 10:15 A.M.-11:00 A.M. Zumba Gold With Fran

1:30 P.M.-2:15 P.M. Keep Moving with Steve


Friday 12:30 P.M. -1:15 P.M. Line Dancing with Fran


Scouters Hall, 13 Main Street, North Smithfield, RI

*more classes coming mid July





The 14th Annual North Smithfield Pumpkin


Festival will be held on


September 18, 2021, 11:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.


Click here to be redirected to the Pumpkin

Festival website for more information


The NS PumpkinFest is now accepting booth vendor applications for this year's festival! We also have options for local businesses to sponsor the event. Please visit the website for all the details!





Habitat West Bay is having an October Calendar cash raffle.  

Cash prizes each day of approx. $25 per day. 

Your name will go back in the pot and you can win again during the month.

 If you are interested in purchasing any calendars please contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 




North Smithfield Food Pantry


For the Month of August, the Food Pantry is asking

for Peanut Butter and snacks (pudding, Jello,

cookies, etc.) We are also asking clients to please

return to mask wearing. Thank you.






Agendas can be found on the Secretary of State Website by



Town Council Meeting


Monday, August 2, 2021 @ 6:45P.M.





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