Providence Street To Close Wednesday For Sewer Repair

DPW lists alternate routes for travel through area.


Repairs to a broken sewer main on Providence Street near #121 will close the street Wednesday, Aug. 29, from to Lincoln Street to Ballou Street.

The repair is expected to take one workday to complete. There will be no thru-trucking on Providence Street from South Main Street to Smithfield Road that day, according to DPW Superintendent Mike Debroisse.

Debroisse released detour routes for cars and trucks during the repair:

Car detour route:

1) Heading south on Providence St — Right on Coe Street, turn left on Ballou Street, turn right back to Providence Street

2) Heading north on Providence Street — Left on Ballou Street, turn right on Coe Street, turn left back on Providence Street

Truck detour route:

1) To head south, take South Main Street (southerly) to Great Road and turn left.

2) To head north, into the city, take Great Road (westerly) and turn right on South Main Street.

Residents along these detour routes are asked to keep their vehicles in their driveways.

"If you normally travel Providence Street you are asked to seek an alternate route. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your understanding," Debroisse wrote.

Any questions can be directed to the City of Woonsocket Engineering Division at 401-767-9213.

John Ward Jr. August 27, 2012 at 09:19 PM
Is the coast clear?Is it safe?
la_mouffette August 28, 2012 at 02:15 AM
Good to know, good to know.
Dan Tvaroha August 28, 2012 at 12:42 PM
You have got to be kidding? Isn't the city aware of the school calendar? Doesn't anyone realize Monday is the first day of school and Providence Street is a main road to get to Globe Park School? Oh yeah, we will close 5th avenue to save a few dollars and force move 150 of the kids to Globe, but we will close the main street leading to the school on the first day of school. Why not do the repair on Monday or Tuesday of this week? Why not last week?
Dan Tvaroha August 28, 2012 at 12:43 PM
Sorry, wrong day. Wednesday is the first day of school and the closed street. Nice going city planners.


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