First, a bit of good news for walkers in the Park. The other day, the overgrown mounds of dirt, debris and hardened concrete slurry, and the heap of discarded curbing, and miscellaneous bits and pieces of construction materials were gathered up and carted away. Suddenly it's possible to stroll everywhere along the river and around the park without tripping on re-bar, wire mesh, chunks of concrete and 30-foot lengths of water main. Not incidentally, over on the east side, the construction staging area long in place along South Water St. has been removed, too.
The frst signs of Pedestrian Bridge construction have appeared. Though it looks like grafitti, red spray paint on the ground outlines the fence that will seal off the bridge construction sites at each end of the bridge. Not sure when the fence will go up, but it looks as if RIDoT is getting serious about this.