On Tuesday, March 19, the City of Providence and Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council celebrated the groundbreaking for the Promenade-Kinsley Greenway, known as the Woonasquatucket River Greenway Improvement Project. The two organizations were joined by US Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg, Senator Jack Reed, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, Representative Seth Magaziner, Representative Gabe Amo, Governor Dan McKee, and Mayor Brett Smiley to celebrate the launch of this new project, which will begin construction this month.

The Promenade-Kinsley Project will feature an off-road, multi use path along Promenade Street and Kinsley Avenue, providing a safe connection for travelers, enhancing the urban/natural river interface, increasing public recreational use of the riverfront, strengthening stormwater management, encourage economic development, and creating stronger connections between downtown and the Smith Hill, Valley, and Olneyville neighborhoods.

“The Biden-Harris administration is proud to join Governor McKee, Mayor Smiley, the Rhode Island Congressional delegation, and community leaders, to break ground on the Woonasquatucket River Greenway Improvement Project, building a safe path for people to walk, bike, or roll, separated from vehicle traffic,” said Secretary Pete Buttigieg“This fills in one of the last remaining unbuilt pieces of greenway, providing the ability to travel safely and affordably from Olneyville and points west to jobs and opportunities in the Valley District, downtown Providence, and the whole region because this will provide connectivity to the train station. We’ve seen a lot of others breaking promises; we’re breaking ground.

Construction for the project is now underway and will continue through Fall 2024.

You can read the full story from the City of Providence here.

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