R.I. Receives $20M Grant to Improve Route 37

Mar 7, 2018

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation will use the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery, or TIGER, grant to pay for the Route 37 Bridge and Roadway Improvement Project.

The $20 million grant will be used to replace a series of 15 bridges and culverts along Route 37, which connects Cranston and Warwick. Also, the project will make modifications to the westbound exit 3  off-ramp to improve safety and mobility.

In a press release, Senator Jack Reed said, “This is a big-ticket highway and bridge project for the state that will enhance safety and efficiency along Route 37.  I’m pleased we were able to secure $20 million in federal support.”

The total cost for the improvements is estimated at $76 million, and RIDOT expects work to being in 2019.

About 42,000 vehicles travel along Route 37 every day linking two major interstate highways , I-295 and I-95.