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Blackstone Area Improvements



Effective dates

03/01/2015 - TBD


The work shall consist of the cleaning and cement lining of approximately 46,250 L.F. of existing 6", 8" and 12" cast-iron water mains; and the removal and replacement of appurtenances (valves, hydrants and services), including the replacement of existing lead water service lines with new copper water service lines and appurtenances within public space, and the associated permanent restoration of streets, sidewalks, and grassy areas, within the Providence wayland and Blackstone service areas of the Providence Water Supply Board’s distribution system.

Streets Affected

  • Angell St
  • Gano St
  • Blackstone Blvd
  • Butler Ave
  • Stimpson Ave
  • Diman Pl
  • Villa Ave
  • Arlington Ave
  • Humboldt Ave
  • Adelphi Ave
  • Elmgrove Ave
  • Orchard Ave
  • University Ave
  • Irving Ave
  • Elton St
  • Cole Ave
  • Slater Ave
  • Taber St
  • Wayland Ave
  • Ives St
  • Waterman St
  • India St
  • President Ave
  • Lloyd Ave
  • Lorraine Ave
  • Edison Ave
  • Hobart Ave
  • Miles Ave
  • Kingston Ave