Rhode Island DOT: Marshall Avenue road project ready to start soon

Rhode Island DOT: Marshall Avenue road project ready to start soon

CUMBERLAND – The Rhode Island Department of Transportation will reconstruct much of Marshall Avenue this spring or early summer, spokesman Charles St. Martin confirmed this week.

Cumberland Rep. Jim McLaughlin first told The Breeze last week that he’d received the news “three years in the making” that the work would be done.

St. Martin said work will include replacing catch basins and drainage lines along a quarter-mile stretch of Marshall Avenue from Mendon Road to Garden Street.

“The drainage lines there are very old and deteriorated,” he said. “We’ll also repave the road when we’re done.”

The cost of the project is about $400,000, he said, and it should start by late spring or early summer.

RIDOT completed improvements to the intersection of Marshall Avenue and Mendon Road last summer, including adding another traffic signal detector to help motorists turn from Marshall Avenue onto Mendon Road.