Warwick one step closer to making City Centre pedestrian-friendly

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WARWICK, R.I. (WPRI) — In the hopes of making the City Centre Warwick safer for walkers, the city is planning to bring in new development to Coronado Road.

The $4 million project that is underway in Warwick is another step in the right direction for the city. Work on the project kicked off on Wednesday.

Warwick city officials told Eyewitness News the 95-acre area near T.F. Green Airport and train station was never meant for pedestrians, but going forward it will be a priority.

“We really need to make sure it’s much more pedestrian friendly than it is,” said Warwick Mayor Scott Avedisian. “Looking at your assets, you have an airport train station and a people mover. Now we’re putting together the other pieces of that to make sure that we take full advantage of [the] City Centre.”

The primary goal of the project is to keep pedestrians safe, Avedisian said. This will include the addition of wheelchair ramps in the area.

“If we can create that and make that work, then we have a real leg up on getting more development here,” said Avedisian.

City officials said the project should be completed by the spring.

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