The City of Providence is launching a public process to bring community members and decision-makers together to craft a design proposal for the 6-10 Connector, a portion of state highway that bifurcates numerous Providence neighborhoods including Olneyville, West End, Federal Hill, Silver Lake, Hartford, Valley, and Smith Hill.
The 6-10 Connector and portions of routes 6 and 10 are currently in disrepair and will soon be replaced. Through the summer and fall of 2016, the City will engage the neighborhoods impacted by this project in a meaningful public process that will result in a design proposal to improve this section of infrastructure while also enhancing alternative modes of transportation, repairing connections between the neighborhoods along the corridor, reducing long-term maintenance costs, alleviating traffic congestion, and reclaiming excess highway land to create redevelopment opportunities.
The City’s design process kicks off with a public workshop on August 30, 6:00 – 8:30 at the Asa Messer School (1655 Westminster St). The Facebook event for the public workshop is here: https://www.facebook.com/events/301955783484084/
For more information, connect with the City of Providence Department of Planning and Development on Twitter (@ProvPlanning) and Facebook using #610Connector, and online at www.providenceri.com/