2018-02-08 / About Town

Updates on Pell Bridge at chamber breakfast

The executive director of the Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority will discuss renovations to the Pell Bridge at 7:30 a.m. Feb. 15 at the Bay Voyage Restaurant, 150 Conanicus Ave.

Buddy Croft has led the quasi public agency, which maintains the Pell, Verrazzano, Sakonnet River and Mount Hope spans, since 2006. His presentation will focus on repairing the 50-year-old bridge deck that connects Jamestown and Newport. The eight-year project, estimated to cost about $45 million, has forced lane closures and traffic delays on the 2-mile span.

The Jamestown Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring the event. Breakfast will be followed by Croft’s presentation.

The cost is $20; chamber members receive a $5 discount. RSVP by e-mailing Monique Paquin at monique@jamestownrichamber.com.

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