City Will Resurface Lower Thames Street
The month-long Lower Thames resurfacing project is scheduled to begin this May.
The Washington Square Enhancement Memorandum of Agreement has been amended to incorporate the resurfacing of Lower Thames Street, as voted by the Newport City Council during Wednesday night’s meeting.
According to the agreement, the state has made additional funds available for the project.
Enhancements will be made from Memorial Boulevard West to Morton Avenue.
The City of Newport will be responsible for the design and construction of the resurfacing of Thames Street.
T. Miozzi Inc., of Coventry, was awarded the contract as the lowest qualified bidder. The project will not exceed the allocated $300,000 from the Rhode Island Department of Transportation.
In a letter to the City Council, City Manager Jane Howington said the Department of Public Services’ objective for the project is to “make roadway improvements. . .in advance of this year’s summer events and festivals.”
Work is scheduled to be completed between May 1, 2012 and June 1, 2012.
There will be no financial impact to the City, Howington wrote.