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Need to Know Basics Oct. 22: Rain, Rocky Point, Road Work

Need to know basics

need to know2Warwick, RI – Here’s a roundup of important things to know today as you plan your travels in, out and around the city:

Rain, rain… Bring an umbrella today, folks. Keep it around till Friday. The weather geeks say that wet stuff that makes up 70 percent of the Earth’s surface is going to fall out of the sky for a while.

It’s so exciting – Members of the public are invited to view progress on restoration of Rocky Point State Park, Saturday, Oct 25, – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Walk the newly cleared grounds of the park, enjoy sweeping views of Narragansett Bay, and listen to the sounds of music provided by the Night Life Orchestra and others! Enjoy great local food and beverages from some great local food trucks. This is a free event.

Overnight Paving on I-95 continues in Warwick and West Warwick, I-95 North and South, from Exit 7 (New London Turnpike) to Exit 9 (Rte. 4), alternating lane closures for paving, Sunday-Thursday nights from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following day.

Apponaug Project Traffic Advisory – RIDOT warns of delays weekdays from 6 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., on Rte. 1 (Post Road) North, from West Shore Road to Veterans Memorial Drive, where two lanes are closed for utility work. Also, one lane is closed for utility work on Veterans Memorial Drive, from Rte. 1 (Post Road) to Greenwich Avenue and, on Rte. 117 (Centerville Road), from Diamond Hill Road to Tollgate Road during the same time period.

Overnight,  through Thursday, from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following day, utility work will close two lanes on Rte. 1 North, from West Shore Road to Veterans Memorial Drive. DOT will also close two lanes on Rte. 1 (Post Road) at West Shore Road to complete the relocation of overhead cable wires. Expect delays for both operations. On Veterans Memorial Drive, from Route 1 (Post Road) to Greenwich Ave., DOT will close one lane for construction, Sunday-Thursday nights from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following day.

Mark your calendars:

The folks at the Warwick Animal Shelter are getting ready for the 11th Annual Howloween bash, scheduled for Oct. 25 at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 475 Sandy Lane, starting at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 each and all proceeds benefit the shelter animals.

Rob Borkowski
Author: Rob Borkowski

Rob has worked as reporter and editor for several publications, including The Kent County Daily Times and Coventry Courier, before working for Gatehouse in MA then moving home with Patch Media. Now he's publisher and editor of WarwickPost.com. Contact him at editor@warwickpost.com with tips, press releases, advertising inquiries, and concerns.

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