Feb. 7, 2018

Rep. James N. McLaughlin at (401) 741-1834

                                   

Rep. McLaughlin announces that RIDOT will replace drains, repair stretch of Marshall Avenue in Cumberland

 

STATE HOUSE — Rep. James N. McLaughlin (D-Dist. 57, Cumberland, Central Falls) has announced that the Rhode Island Department of Transportation will be replacing the catch basin, repairing the drains and repaving a portion of Marshall Avenue in Cumberland.

“There are old pipes under Marshall Avenue that date back to the 1950s,” said Representative McLaughlin. “They are corroded and water isn’t running through them. It’s become a serious issue for the town, and I applaud the DOT for stepping up to take on this project.”

Charles St. Martin, a spokesman for RIDOT, confirmed that the drains will be repaired and the road repaved on the stretch of Marshall Avenue between Mendon Road and Garden Street. While no time table has been officially placed on the project, St. Martin said he expects the project to begin sometime in late spring or early summer.

                                   

 

 

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