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Monday, May 10, 2010

“Neighborhoods First” Infrastructure Projects Begin

Councilman John J. Igliozzi (Ward 7), announced that the first phase of the “Neighborhoods First,” program is underway in his ward.

Igliozzi said that, “Throughout ward seven, residents are seeing the first signs of activity. Crosswalk and roadway striping has begun on Killingly and Plainfield Streets, and on Laurel Hill, Petteys and Pocasset Avenues. This type of investment in our neighborhoods is an excellent outlay of resources, because while costs are minimal, the improved safety that results for pedestrians and vehicles is priceless.” The ongoing work includes the repainting of street centerlines, new parking lines, and crosswalks along several of the major travel routes in the seventh ward. 

The councilman noted that this is the first of many projects that will take place during the course of the year to enhance the quality of life in Providence neighborhoods.

The City Council’s “Neighborhoods First” program will allocate more than four million dollars ($4 million) toward neighborhood infrastructure projects throughout the city. Parks, playgrounds, sidewalk and roadway repaving, and other neighborhood improvements will be in included in the program.