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Sakonnet River Bridge – RIDOT wants your comments regarding the potential impact of instituting a toll

Town of Middletown
January 5, 2013

The Town received a notice from the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) dated January 4, 2013 concerning the proposed transfer of the Sakonnet River Bridge from RIDOT to the Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority for the future tolling of that bridge structure. It states that RIDOT will continue to collect written comments regarding the impacts that tolling would impart on the local communities through January 18, 2013. You may submit comments to:, or

Rhode Island Department of Transportation

2 Capital Hill

Providence, Rhode Island 02903

Attn:  Customer Service

RIDOT will consider these impacts as part of the environmental impact statement re-evaluation that it submits to the Federal Highway Administration.

More information is available on RIDOT’s website, URL