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Mar 29, 2014

North Smithfield


NORTH SMITHFIELD- North Smithfield Town Administrator, North Smithfield Police, RIDOT engineers, and the State Police recently reviewed a Road Safety Audit conducted by RIDOT concerning the intersection of Route 146 and Sayles Hill Road, as well as other roadways that need safety upgrades

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NORTH SMITHFIELD- North Smithfield Town Administrator, North Smithfield Police, RIDOT engineers, and the State Police recently reviewed a Road Safety Audit conducted by RIDOT concerning the intersection of Route 146 and Sayles Hill Road, as well as other roadways that need safety upgrades. RIDOT engineers, along with members of the North Smithfield Police Department, conducted the audit, evaluating traffic during peak travel times in the morning and afternoon. As a result of their analysis, there are several improvements planned for the area.

Restriping will be part of an upcoming project scheduled to begin this summer. Additional striping will be added on Route 146 South approaching I-295 to assist in preventing confusion about which lanes to use when exiting Reservoir Road.

Also new striping will provide more visible traffic paths on Route 146 North and 146A. Most vehicles continue on to Route146. The delineation will be highly visible. These improvements will be done without widening roads, therefore, limiting impact on drivers.  Results will provide less confusion and better traffic flow.

According to RIDOT, signs will be mounted from the Lincoln town line to Route 146A to warn drivers about the potential for stopped traffic during peak commuting times.

“These upgrades and safety improvements are the result of great teamwork. Our thanks to all who participated in making this happen” stated Paulette Hamilton, Town Administrator. Drivers should begin to see the work begin this summer.