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Central Avenue Paving Begins Today

The project is expected to take three days to complete.

The paving of Central Avenue in Seekonk is expected to begin today between 7:30 a.m. and 8:30 a.m., according to the Public Works Department. The schedule calls for paving of the northbound lane today, the southbound lane on Wednesday and "side street locations" on Thursday.

The town's website offers the following information :

  • On Tuesday, the northbound lane will be paved. Paving will start on the Attleboro city line and progress southerly beginning at 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. depending on the weather.  It is anticipated paving will progress to Pine Street by 12 p.m. Access from Pine Street will be restricted from approximately 12 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. and detours will be in effect.
  • On Wednesday, the southbound lane will be paved. Paving will start at the Attleboro city line and progress southerly beginning at 7 a.m. It is anticipated that paving will progress to Baker's Corner by 11:30 a.m.
  • On Thursday, paving will continue at the side street locations, including Central Avenue from Foch Avenue to Baker's Corner.

The website further states,

"Access To Central Avenue will be limited from driveways and side streets during the final paving. Once the asphalt is placed, vehicular access will be restricted for approximately three hours. Property owners should make arrangements to have vehicles out of the way prior to paving. Vehicles will not be allowed onto the pavement from driveways and side streets for three hours."

The town will provide an update if the work is delayed because of weather or other reasons. Check in with Seekonk Patch on any updates. Also, make sure you are getting the latest information by subscribing to the Seekonk Patch newsletter, liking the  Facebook page, and following Patch on  Twitter.

Joe October 16, 2012 at 01:14 PM
Finally the project that has been labeled "A JOKE" is coming to an end. Good to hear.
Amy October 16, 2012 at 01:28 PM
I can't wait for the "roundabout" near the Grist Mill! Traffic will be backed up to Bakers Corner. For whatever reason they won't just try a light. Maybe because it's not as costly.
TAMMY ELDERKIN October 16, 2012 at 09:54 PM
Yay! No more raised man hole obstacle course on Rt. 152
Jay October 17, 2012 at 11:26 AM
Drove thru the nightmare last night. They need to leave at least a couple of streets open for detours. Fairfield & Greenfield sts. were effectively isolated. I realize they have to pave but use your heads.
paul October 17, 2012 at 11:44 AM
Last night you could see, first hand, just how many Rhode Island drivers speed thru the north end 5 days per week. They drive as fast as they can, totally lost on Bloomfield & Greenfield Streets, all Rhode Island license plates. Slow down!
Steve Hopkins October 17, 2012 at 11:45 AM
Looks like one more lane width to lay down on the 152 section of Central Ave. Then Oak Hill and central Ave section leading into Pawtucket.. Almost done!!! Oh Jay....chill - it's jut for a day or two! Geez!
Steve Hopkins October 17, 2012 at 11:49 AM
and then The Grist Mill - there have been accidents there for decades. It's nothing new - well except for a truck load of bananas, rolling over, hitting a gas pipe on the grist mill and burning it doen! that was an unusual scenario! My father was a Seekonk cop in the 50's and I remember him going to accidents there and taking photos, as the official police & fire photographer! and the Grist Mill has burned down once or twice before due to kitchen fires.
Steve Hopkins October 17, 2012 at 11:54 AM
RI drivers should be encouraged to use Newport Ave to drive northward instead of coming into Seekonk. I'll bet half the north bound traffic is RI drivers, turning left by Pawtucket Country Club or at Central Ave. And many drive 30-35 mph. speed limit is 40, until you get near Stop & Shop! Stay in RI!! Use Newport Ave.

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