News

Mar 17, 2017

North Smithfield


Town of North Smithfield

Category: News Room
Posted by: Craig
Stone Arch Bridge Construction Update at the March 20thTown Council Meeting 
The formal schedule for the construction of the Stone Arch Bridge is in the process of being finalized. Please check the town website for up to date information regarding
 construction. The March 20th Town Council meeting will discuss the status of the Stone Arch bridge
 
As for the projected date of completion, the contract requires that the contractor has completed a majority of the work by November of 2017, and final completion the following spring of 2019.
Traffic Advisory: Central Street Bridge Replacement Project
  The Rhode Island Department of Transportation will begin its replacement of the structurally deficient Central Street Bridge on Monday, March 20. The replacement project requires a full closure of the bridge. 
  Shortly after the bridge closes on Friday, March 24, RIDOT will conduct an overnight closure of Route 146 to allow for a safe demolition of the old bridge. The closure will affect both directions of Route 146, with traffic detouring on Route 146A. 
  The closure period will be from 10 P.M. on Friday, March 24, with one lane in each direction reopening by 6 A.M. on Saturday, March 25. All lanes are scheduled to be reopened by 9 P.M. on Saturday. Motorists can expect delays during closure, and the use of alternative routes is recommend. 
  The Central Street Bridge itself will be closed until late fall. Final completion of the $7.7 million project is expected in Spring 2018.
Closure Information 
March 24 @ 10 P.M.- All Lanes north and south will be closed. 
March 25 @ 8 A.M. - Low speed south bound lane will reopen; north                                        bound lanes still closed.
March 25 @ 4 P.M.- Both south bond lanes will be reopened; north bound                                lanes will still be closed.
March 25 @ 11:59 P.M.- All north bound lanes will open.
 
  For more information regarding the Central Street Bridge Replacement Project, please click here
North Smithfield Clean & Green Day
This year, we are celebrating our Annual Clean & Green Day on the actual Earth Day holiday, Saturday, April 22nd.  Save the date and come participate in our event which has become one of the largest community clean-up efforts in the state. Up to 500 volunteers come out to help remove multiple tons of litter from town roadways, parks and riverbanks each year. 
 
Volunteers can pre-register for the event at www.nsmithfieldri.org, and adopt an open cleanup location.   Registration is also available the morning of the event, between 8-9am at Halliwell School, 358 Victory Highway Slatersville RI.
 
Trash bags, a limited supply of gloves and bright volunteer t-shirts will be provided.  In the morning, coffee and donuts will also be offered.  In an effort to host a trash free event, volunteers are encouraged to bring their own work gloves and a re-fillable water bottle.  The clean-up time runs from 9am to Noon. 
 
The clean-up provides a great opportunity for our town to come together to help this issue.   Scout troops and students are able to earn community service hours. Local businesses can show their support by becoming a sponsor where funds go directly to purchase needed T-shirts and supplies that keep our volunteers safe while on the roads.    
Donations can be made to "Town of North Smithfield/Clean & Green Day" P.O. Box 248, Slatersville, RI 02876. Sponsors are recognized on our website, at our registration site and in the media.
For further questions, contact Recycling at 767-2200 x 345 or clicking here.
Recycle Smart!
These items are not recyclable. The paper is too thin
and is usually soiled- so these items belong in the trash. 
When wrong items get placed in our recycling
 program, it creates problems.  The thin paper fibers, when wet turn into gunk and contaminates and sticks to good recyclables and the equipment. This damages the machinery and causes down time to repair.
 
Please place all tissues, napkins and paper towels in your trash bag. That's Recycling Smart!
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Upcoming Meetings
Parks and Recreation Meeting
Monday, March 20 @ 6:30 P.M.
North Smithfield Town Hall 
1 Main St.
02876
 
Town Council Meeting
Monday, March 20 @ 6:45 P.M. 
North Smithfield Middle School 
1850 Providence Pike
North Smithfield, RI 
02896

Budget Committee Meeting
Wednesday, March 22 @ 6:30 P.M.
Primrose Fire Station 
1470 Providence Pike 
North Smithfield, RI 
02896