RI Truck Toll Revenue Will Fund Project to Widen Providence Bottleneck

Providence Journal reports, “The chaotic convergence of automobiles where Route 95 North crosses the Woonasquatucket River and Northeast Corridor train tracks in downtown Providence pushes rush-hour congestion miles to the south on a daily basis. . . . State transportation officials have sought to widen this bottleneck for years. Now, after rebuilding the southbound Route 95 bridges and winning permission to toll large trucks for construction money, the state has an ambitious $226.1-million reconstruction plan.”