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Need to Know Basics: Apponaug Alerts, Council, Sleet

Need to know basics

need to know2Warwick, RI – The week starts out with a lot of activity on the government, traffic and weather scenes. Let’s have a look:

Apponaug Traffic alerts – The $29.9 million Apponaug Circulator Project continues, with lane closures and traffic delays expected through the project area this week:

Rte 1 Warwick: Rte. 1 (Post Rd.) North, from West Shore Rd. to Veterans Memorial Dr., two lanes closed for construction, Monday-Friday from 6 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Expect delays.

Rte 117 Warwick: Rte. 117 (Centerville Rd.), from Diamond Hill Rd. to Tollgate Rd., one lane closed for construction, Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Sleet today – A wintry mix of rain and snow is expected to begin at about 10 a.m. this morning, according to, lasting till about noon, so hopefully you’re getting an early start to the day.

Rain and snow is expected to start up again for a brief spell later in the day, at about 3 p.m.

Weather is expected to remain clear throughout the rest of the week, though temperatures will hit lows in the teens and highs in the 30s until Friday, when the high is expected to reach 40 degrees, with a low at 18 degrees.

WMOA opens with new exhibitWarwick Museum of Art (WMOA) opens Tuesday, 10 a.m. with the RISCA Traveling Show of Latin American Art.

Council tonight – This evening, the Warwick City Council begins its first business-as-usual meeting of the year following last week’s inauguration. Newly sworn in councilor Kathleen Usler makes her first regular meeting of the year as well.

The Council will discuss, among other items, a resolution to install panic buttons for the City Council President and the Mayor’s office, in response, according to the resolution, to recent threats made to City Councilors and staff.

The panic buttons would signal the Warwick Police Department directly in the event of an incident requiring police response.

The Council will also discuss a resolution prohibiting parking on either side of Thurber Street, from Jefferson Boulevard to Cottage Street.

They’ll consider another resolution prohibiting parking on the east side of Parkside Drive between Gillooly Drive and Landon Road, with three “no parking” signs to be placed in that area of Parkside Drive.

For a complete look at tonight’s agenda and docket, see the full document below:

Jan. 12 Warwick, RI City Council Docket



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