Approximately 2.7 miles of the Coventry Greenway path will be closed for a rebuilding project worth $2.6 million, according to Boston.com.
So what does this mean for bicyclists, dog walkers and outdoor yoga enthusiasts? Construction will be begin on August 20th and will remain closed until Summer 2013. A press release by RI.gov announces that the Rhode Island Department of Transportation will be “closed from Station Street to the area of Town Farm Road, where the path transitions to an undeveloped trail.”
This new project involves an equestrian trail to be constructed to run parallel to the path, beginning on Route 117/Flat River Road, where the path crosses. At the beginning of the equestrian trail, a new parking lot will be constructed with space for horse trailers as well. A new trail will also be constructed to connect the Coventry Greenway path to the Coventry Town Hall and public library.
For more information, please visit RI.gov and contact RIDOT’s Customer Service office at 401-222-2450 weekdays from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Additional information will be available on RIDOT’s Twitter and Facebook sites.