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Pinpoint Traffic Blog: What's happening on Elmwood Ave.?

Road work in the West Bay has some Eyewitness News viewers asking questions.

If you've traveled on Elmwood Avenue you have probably noticed that the DOT is addressing a number of issues.

The work includes an upgrade to the signal at Park Avenue and Elmwood Avenue and along the 2-mile stretch from Post Road to Park Avenue.


It will also include a pedestrian crossing feature.

Earlier this summer -  there were talks of creating a 'road diet' in this area as well.

A 'road diet' is when the traffic pattern is altered or shrunk -  with the addition of a new turning lane.

According to RIDOT, the new pattern is a safer alternative for drivers. A similar traffic pattern when into effect in back in 2016 in North Kingstown on Post Road.


So what's happening now?

DOT officials tell me the unsettled weather this fall has impacted their plans - as the conditions need to be dry and warm enough for the re-striping to adhere properly- saying  it could be pushed back to the spring.


The entire $3.5 million project scheduled to finish next summer. 

Melissa Sardelli ( is the Pinpoint Traffic Reporter for WPRI 12 and FOX Providence. If you have a traffic concern or question reach out to me on Twitter @MelissaSardelli or find me on Facebook. 






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