The City Of Newport’s Department of Public Services will be placing a cone with a picture of either a bench or a bike rack at proposed locations along the Broadway corridor to give the merchants a visual of where they will be located on Wednesday.

Proposed Amenities for “Park Zone” of Broadway Streetscape Project
Proposed Amenities for “Park Zone” of Broadway Streetscape Project

If a local merchant or resident has any formal requests for changes, Broadway Merchants Association and the City Of Newport will be accepting them this week!

The highlighted Broadway Sidewalk Amenities plan can be found here – .

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) in conjunction with the CIty of Newport is working on a project to completely upgrade the Broadway corridor from building to building. New street elements will include new curbing, widened exposed aggregate sidewalks, paver accent elements, permeable paver systems in parking areas and rain garden bioswales to treat rainwater runoff, raised decorative crosswalks with pedestrian bump-outs along with other pedestrian and bike safety elements, benches, bike racks, planters, bus shelters, waste receptacles and other amenities, decorative LED lighting, new trees, signage upgrades, and drainage upgrades.

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