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Two-Way Traffic Takes Effect in Apponaug Roundabouts This Fall

[CREDIT: RIDOT] The roundabout connecting Centerville Road, Toll Gate Road and Gilbane Street opens today (Aug. 24, 2016)
[CREDIT: RIDOT] The roundabout connecting Centerville Road, Toll Gate Road and Gilbane Street opens today (Aug. 24, 2016)
WARWICK, RI — After RIDOT opens the latest Apponaug Circulator Project  roundabout at the Rte. 117 (Centerville Road), Rte. 115 (Toll Gate Road) and Gilbane Street intersection today, work continues to connect it to the Greenwich Avenue and Veterans Memorial Drive roundabout this fall.

A new stretch of road, the new Veterans Memorial Drive Extension, now extends through the land housing the Sawtooth Building, and the former home of the late Warwick Water Tower, nearly ready for traffic.

When that work is finalized in early Fall, two-way traffic will be established on the Circulator project, according to RIDOT.

A time lapse video of work accomplished on the Toll Gate – Centerville Road roundabout:

A time lapse video of work accomplished and in  progress on the Greenwich Avenue – Veterans Memorial Drive roundabout:

A series of photos of the Veterans Memorial Drive Extension, nearly finished, that will connect the two in the fall:

[CREDIT: Rob Borkowski] The intersection of Greenwich Avenue and Veterans Memorial Drive, from the Veterans Memorial Drive Extension.
[CREDIT: Rob Borkowski] The intersection of Greenwich Avenue and Veterans Memorial Drive, from the Veterans Memorial Drive Extension.
[CREDIT: Rob Borkowski] Cars aren't using the Veterans Memorial Drive Extension yet, but pedestrians are, as is this woman, who was walking past Greenwich Avenue Monday.
[CREDIT: Rob Borkowski] Cars aren’t using the Veterans Memorial Drive Extension yet, but pedestrians are, as is this woman, who was walking past Greenwich Avenue Monday.
[CREDIT: Rob Borkowski] The view down the Veterans Memorial Drive Extension. facing the Toll Gate, Centerville Road and Gilbane Street roundabout.
[CREDIT: Rob Borkowski] The view down the Veterans Memorial Drive Extension. facing the Toll Gate, Centerville Road and Gilbane Street roundabout.
[CREDIT: Rob Borkowski] Veterans Memorial Drive Extension. facing the Toll Gate, Centerville Road and Gilbane Street roundabout.
[CREDIT: Rob Borkowski] Veterans Memorial Drive Extension. facing the Toll Gate, Centerville Road and Gilbane Street roundabout.
[CREDIT: Rob Borkowski] Veterans Memorial Drive Extension. facing the Toll Gate, Centerville Road and Gilbane Street roundabout.
[CREDIT: Rob Borkowski] Veterans Memorial Drive Extension. facing the Toll Gate, Centerville Road and Gilbane Street roundabout.
[CREDIT: Rob Borkowski] The Toll Gate, Centerville Road and Gilbane Street roundabout, from the viewpoint of Veterans Memorial Drive Extension.
[CREDIT: Rob Borkowski] The Toll Gate, Centerville Road and Gilbane Street roundabout, from the viewpoint of Veterans Memorial Drive Extension.
[CREDIT: Rob Borkowski] Veterans Memorial Drive Extension. facing the Greenwich Avenue-Veterans Memorial Drive roundabout.
[CREDIT: Rob Borkowski] Veterans Memorial Drive Extension. facing the Greenwich Avenue-Veterans Memorial Drive roundabout.
[CREDIT: Rob Borkowski] Veterans Memorial Drive Extension. facing the Greenwich Avenue-Veterans Memorial Drive roundabout.
[CREDIT: Rob Borkowski] Veterans Memorial Drive Extension. facing the Greenwich Avenue-Veterans Memorial Drive roundabout.
[CREDIT: Rob Borkowski] Veterans Memorial Drive, currently a one-way road. The dirt part of the road, currently out of service, will handle traffic in the other direction once the Veterans Memorial Drive Extension is finished, and connects the roundabouts on either end of the new stretch of road.
[CREDIT: Rob Borkowski] Veterans Memorial Drive, currently a one-way road. The dirt part of the road, currently out of service, will handle traffic in the other direction once the Veterans Memorial Drive Extension is finished, and connects the roundabouts on either end of the new stretch of road.
 

 

 

 

 

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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