The Woonasquatucket River Greenway Improvement Project will enhance a one-mile section of the Woonasquatucket River Greenway between Downtown and Eagle Square in the Providence’s Valley and Smith Hill neighborhoods. In addition to being a key focus of the Woonasquatucket Vision Plan and the WRWC, this project is a critical segment of the citywide Urban Trail Initiative. This one-mile off-road, shared use path will encourage economic development and provide:
With nearly $6 million in funding for design, engineering, and construction from the State Transportation Improvement Program and match from Providence’s Capital Improvement Fund, the Southeast New England Program and state Climate Resilience Funds, the WRWC/City of Providence partnership began initial public outreach and analysis of alternatives in Spring 2019. The project is expected to be constructed in 2021 and 2022.