August 13, 2021
BRIEF CLOSURE OF ROUTE 104 IN NORTH SMITHFIELD
SCHEDULED FOR AUGUST 13
On Friday night, August 13 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will close Route 104 at the Route 146 overpass in North Smithfield. During this time, RIDOT will remove a temporary bridge in the median that was used during the construction of a new bridge to replace the structurally deficient Farnum Pike Bridge.
Motorists on Route 104 South will follow a detour using the on-ramp to Route 146 North, reversing direction to Route 146 South at the Pound Hill Road exit and then using the Route 104 exit. Those on Route 104 North should use Route 5, North Smithfield Industrial Drive, Pound Hill Road and Smithfield Road to return to Route 104.
RIDOT is replacing the bridge as part of a $13.9 million design-build project, which allowed the Department to accelerate the bridge replacement. It will finish in summer 2022.
The Farnum Pike Bridge was built in 1958 and carries approximately 40,000 vehicles per day. It has 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 www.ridot.net/RhodeWorks [r20.rs6.net].
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
11:30 A.M.-12:30 P.M. Aging Gracefully & Gratefully with Diane
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
1:30 P.M. -2:15 P.M. Ballroom Dancing with Fran
Scouters Hall, 13 Main Street, North Smithfield, RI
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.
Agendas can be found on the Secretary of State Website by
Town Council Meeting
83 Greene Street
Monday, August 16, 2021 @6:45 P.M.
Asset Management Meeting
83 Greene Street
Tuesday, August 17, 2021 @6:30 P.M.
Sewer Commission Meeting
83 Greene Street
Wednesday, August 18, 2021 @7:00 P.M.
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Town of North Smithfield | 83 Greene Street, North Smithfield, RI 02896