The project has reportedly been in the works for the last 20 years. The final 820-foot section features a footbridge, landscaping and 1,800 newly-planted trees.
The I-195 Redevelopment District Commission partnered with Wexford Science & Technology LLC on the project and contributed a combined $2.1 million in funding to the larger Urban Coastal Greenway project.
“Completing the Providence Riverwalk is a prime example of how we’re partnering with municipal leaders and organizations to create vibrant, walkable downtown cities in which to live and work,” Gov. Dan McKee said.