Construction Impacts Update
As we close out 2015 and usher in 2016, there are important developments to report at the South Street Landing project. Beginning next week, work will begin on the 744-space South Street Landing parking garage, resulting in the long term closure of one of two northbound lanes on Eddy Street adjacent to the project.
The lane closure will take effect on Thursday, January 7, 2016, beginning just north of South Street and continuing for several hundred feet, ending at the intersection of Ship Street and Eddy Street, at which point both northbound lanes of Eddy Street will reopen. The lane closure is required to ensure proper separation between construction activity and traffic and will be in place for the duration of construction which is expected to conclude in December 2016.
We recognize the impact this lane closure may have on commuters traveling into the Jewelry District and downtown Providence and ask for the public’s patience during the construction process. Motorists may wish to consider alternative routes or allow for additional time when traveling in the area.
The lane closure will also result in the closure of the sidewalk on the east side of Eddy Street adjacent to the South Street Landing project. Pedestrians walking along the east side of Eddy Street will be directed via crosswalks to the west side of Eddy Street where pedestrian access will remain unimpeded during construction.
The parking garage is a key component of the South Street Landing project. It will provide parking for the tenants of the Rhode Island Nursing Education Center and Brown University Administrative offices, which will be housed in the renovated former South Street power station. Tenants of Davol Square will also rely on the garage since the River Walk graduate student housing, another key element of the South Street Landing project, will be built on the parking lot currently used by tenants of Davol Square.
As construction of the garage gets underway, work in the former South Street power station continues at an active pace. Significant effort is underway to seal the building from winter weather so work can continue throughout the winter.
As garage construction advances, we will share important updates on noise impacts that can be expected, especially from the pile driving that will be necessary to support the garage. This information, along with other timely updates, will be posted on the Southstreetlanding.com website. Updates will also continue to be provided via email, Facebook, and Twitter.
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If you have any questions, or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Thanks again for your interest in the exciting South Street Landing project! Our best wishes to our neighbors and friends for a Happy New Year!