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Coffey's Service Station Site Remediation 

The construction detour is in place in the vicinity of Spring Street and Touro Street to accommodate required underground tank removal and environmental site remediation associated with the former Coffey’s Service Station as part of the Newport Spring Project. Courthouse Street is temporarily closed during the project’s duration.  A detour route has been installed that directs vehicles to Washington Square and/or Farewell Street via Spring Street, Stone Street and Broadway.  Residents and visitors are asked to seek alternate routes to avoid potential delays to their travels.


Roadway Improvement Program 2017-18

The project purpose is to pave roads and reconstruct sidewalks throughout the City. 

Contractor: LAL Contruction Company, Inc., Fall River, MA

Status: Under construction

Morton Avenue has been paved with its bottom layer of binder pavement and sidewalk construction will continue through the remainder of the year until the end of the construction season. Other streets require finish pavement markings & striping plus new signage.

This project included the rehabilitation/replacement of pavement and replacement of existing sidewalks that are in poor condition.   Generally, once a street has the bottom layer of binder pavement placed, existing sidewalks and curbing rehabilitated, and then the top finish pavement will be placed.  Pavement striping, crosswalks, and stop bars along with signage will be installed at a point after the pavement and sidewalks have been finished.  

Generally, parking may be restricted from 7 AM to 4 PM Monday through Friday as work progresses. Please look for the temporary "No Parking" signs that will appear in preparation for work to begin.  Please note that residents and business owners will be allowed access to their properties at all times, however, some minor inconveniences may be experienced while contractor is directly in front of property.  Thank you for your patience.  

Progress: 71%
Contract Amount:
$1,731,100.50 approved at City Council on April 12, 2017 and July 26, 2017.
Contract Completion:
June 30, 2018

Project areas include:

Touro Street: Completed from Spring Street to Bellevue Avenue.
Brightman StreetCompleted from Eustis Avenue to end
Burnside AvenueCompleted
from Dr. Marcus Wheatland Blvd to Warner Street
Channing StreetCompleted 
from Malbone Road to Hall Avenue
Clinton AvenueCompleted 
from Broadway to Warner Street
Cranston AvenueCompleted 
from Broadway to Kay Street
Greenough PlaceCompleted 
from Ayrault Street to Catherine Street
Morton Avenue: Under construction from Carroll Avenue to Spring Street. Replace pavement and concrete sidewalks
Wilbur Avenue: Completed from Bliss Road to end
Wilbur StreetOn hold from Eustis Avenue to end, Replace pavement

Note: Once a roadway is completed there may be minor punch list items for contractor to finish including pavement marking/striping and signage.

Contact Information:

LAL Construction Company, Inc., Fall River, MA

Department of Public Services
William Boardman, PE, City Engineer
Phone: (401) 845-5842


Seawalls Program 2017-18

The project purpose is to reconstruct and repair existing seawalls throughout the city. 

The contractor began work on the Washington Street seawall and Battery Park areas.  Work on the Van Zandt Pier will begin soon.  Work is subject to tides so work areas fluctuate.  

Contractor: Narragansett Dock Works, Inc., Narragansett, RI

Status: Under construction

Work on Battery Park seawall is continuing with construction to repair and safeguard the existing seawall from further deterioration.  Work on the Van Zandt Pier and adjacent concrete walls is under construction. The Elm Street Pier is also under construction. Much of the work is tide dependent, so work areas may change from day to day, week to week.

Progress: 28%
Contract Amount: 
$995,673.04 approved at City Council on April 12, 2017.
Contract Completion: 
June 30, 2018

Project areas include:

Washington Street Seawall (Newport Bridge to J. Martin Park) - under construction
Van Zandt Pier - awaiting construction
Cherry Street Driftway - completed
Chestnut Street Driftway - completed
Walnut Street Driftway - completed
Elm Street Pier (minor abutment repair) - under construction
Long Wharf Seawall - awaiting construction
Battery Park Seawall - under construction

There will be traffic and water access restrictions while individual project areas are under construction.  

Contact Information:

Narragansett Dock Works, Inc., Narragansett, RI
TBD, Superintendent
Phone: TBD

Department of Public Services
William Boardman, PE, City Engineer
Phone: (401) 845-5842


Sidewalk Improvement Program 2016-17

It is anticipated work will begin on the Long Wharf crosswalk and Memorial Blvd small sidewalk repair in the coming weeks. 

The project purpose is to fix small areas of sidewalks throughout the City that are beyond the capabilities of the City maintenance crews but do not required the total reconstruction of a road.

Project areas include small sidewalk areas on the following streets:

Carroll Avenue: Morton Avenue to Bateman Avenue - completed
Harrison Avenue: Carroll Avenue to Roseneath Avenue - completed
Memorial Boulevard: Freebody Street to Middleton Avenue - to be completed
Ochre Point Avenue: Narragansett Avenue to Webster Street - completed
Spring Street: McAllister Street to Pope Street plus wheelchair ramp at Barney Street - completed
Washington Square: minor bluestone sidewalk repairs - to be completed
Long Wharf Crosswalk at Marriott - to be completed
Marlborough Street: Dr. Marcus Wheatland to Thames Street - completed
Goat Island Connector: Washington Street to Goat Island Causeway - completed

Status: Under construction
Progress: 75%
Contract Amount: $773,493.18 ($240,000 RES 2017-65, $533,493.18 RES 2016-97)
Contract Completion: 15, 2017

Contact Information:

LAL Construction Company, Inc.
Mike Louro, Superintendent
Phone: (508)676-3962 ext.18 

Department of Public Services
William Boardman, City Engineer
Phone: (401) 845-5842

Bellevue Avenue Joint Repair Project 2017-18

Project is finished for 2017. Work will restart early spring 2018.  Project included concrete pavement joint repairs and other miscellaneous work.  

Construction has been completed for this year.  Work will begin early next spring in the area of Perry Street.

Status: finished for 2017
Progress: 75%
Contract Amount: $300,000.00 (Resolution 2017-88)
Contract Completion: June 30, 2018

Contact Information:
Department of Public Services
William Boardman, City Engineer
Phone: (401) 845-5842


Cliff Walk Repairs 2016-17

The Cliff Walk is OPEN. There is additional work which will require occasional daily detours as the contractor completes other work along the Cliff Walk.

Future construction work includes installation of additional fencing and other minor work.

Funding for the project comes from a National Park Service Hurricane Sandy Relief Grant, administered by the Rhode Island Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission, Rhode Island Department of Transportation, and the City of Newport. 

We thank you all for your patience while construction continues on the Cliff Walk. 

Contractor: New England Building & Bridge Company, Greenville, RI
StatusUnder construction
Progress: 97%
Contract Amount: $936,248.37 approved docket April 25, 2016. (includes $580,938.00 RIHPHC Grant funding)
Contract Completion: June 30, 2017
Locations: Cliff Walk: Narragansett Avenue to Webster Street, north of Ruggles Avenue, south of Ruggles Avenue, and at end of Narragansett Avenue.

Contact Information:

Department of Public Services
William Boardman, PE, City Engineer
Phone: (401) 845-5842


Hunter Park Basketball Court Reconstruction 2017

The Hunter Park Basketball Court will be reconstructed leaving a one-hoop, half court (65 feet wide, 43 feet long) facility with foul and 3-point lines in the same general location as the existing court.

The new basketball court has a new hoop, pavement and paint.  Awaiting next spring's lawn repair. 

Status: Under construction. 

Contractor: JAM Construction Co., Inc.
Construction is anticipated to begin early May
Progress: 99%
Contract Amount: $39,725.00 approved by Newport City Council, Resolution 2016-95
Contract Completion: December 15, 2017

Contact Information:

Department of Public Services
Scott Wheeler, Buildings & Grounds Supervisor
Phone: (401) 845-5802


Pavement Marking Program 2016-17
Safety Marking Inc. will begin work to repaint pavement markings throughout the city.

Contractor: Safety Marking Inc.
Status: Under construction
Location: City-wide on roadways with existing pavement markings.

Progress: 95%
Contract Amount: $75,028.30 approved docket September 15, 2016.
Contract Completion: November 30, 2017

Project includes line and symbol painting/striping on the following streets:

* Parking restrictions from 8:00 PM to 6:00 AM 

Miscellaneous City-wide Striping: continuing

 Contact Information:

Department of Public Services
William Boardman, City Engineer
Phone: (401) 845-5842


Broadway Streetscape Improvement Project
Cardi Corporation is working to restore the Broadway corridor as part of this complete-streets project.

Status: Under construction
Location: Broadway (Farewell Street to Cranston Avenue)

Miscellaneous work and punch list items are being completed.

RIDOT Project Page

Contact Information:

Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT)
Phone: (401) 222-2450


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