DOT Notes, Republicans Meet, MLK Events

The DOT is continuing projects on Rte. 295. CREDIT: DOT
The DOT is continuing projects on Rte. 295. CREDIT: DOT
Work on Rte. 295 - The RI DOT has posted the following traffic advisories for Rte. 295: 
  • Cumberland/Lincoln: I-295 North, from Exit 9 (Rte. 146) to Exit 10 (Rte. 122/Mendon Rd.), two lanes of travel open due to construction on the Blackstone Viaduct.
  • Cumberland/Lincoln: Split-lane traffic pattern on I-295 South, from Exit 11 (Rte. 114/Diamond Hill Rd.) to Exit 9 (Rte. 146). Trucks heading south are directed to utilize the left lane via the median crossover road. Motorists exiting on Exit 10 (Rte. 122/Mendon Rd.) must use the right lane. Those entering I-295 South from Mendon Rd. will be required to yield at the bottom of the ramp to highway traffic.

Woonsocket Republicans - 
The Woonsocket Republican City Committee meets for the first time this year tonight at Woonsocket Harris Public Library, 303 Clinton St., 7 p.m. The public is invited to attend and share their ideas and concerns about the city, state and federal government.
Career Fair - 
The Woonsocket MLK Community Committee will host a career fair at Woonsocket High School, 777 Cass Ave., on Jan. 18, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. as part of Martin Luther King Weekend.

The fair includes a keynote speaker, refreshments, and workshops. The theme for this year's events is "Let Freedom Ring: 50 Year's Later...

If you are an employer and want to participate in the fair, contact Antonio A. Rodriguez via email at arodriguez@neighborworksbrv.org or by phone at (401) 762 0993 ext. 231. 

Donate for the homeless 
- To continue Martin Luther King's work for economic justice, Youth RAP at NeighborWorks Blackstone River Valley will be distributing basic need items to the homeless in Woonsocket on MLK Day Monday, Jan. 20. You can donate items at 719 Front St, Suite 103. Call 401-762-0993. 

Special Election -The special election brewing to fill the Dist. 49 seat vacated by new Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt will pit three candidates against each other in the Jan. 21 primary.

Ghost Army - Now through Jan. 31, the Museum of Work & Culture, in conjunction with the BVTC, present a special Ghost Army Exhibit, at the Museum, located at Market Square in Woonsocket. See special interpretive display telling true story of city's connection to a secret World War II mission. Information at Rhode Island Historical Society website.


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