Relocated Main Avenue
Client: Rhode Island Airport Corporation
Owner: Rhode Island Department of Transportation
The relocation of Main Avenue (Route 113) was accomplished by the Rhode Island Airport Corporation (RIAC) as a key component of the proposed T. F. Green Airport Improvement Program in Warwick, RI. Although the design and construction of this urban Principal Arterial highway was done by RIAC, Main Avenue is a state highway owned and maintained by the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT). As a result, state and Federal design standards apply, and RIDOT oversight was required.
To create the space needed for the extension of Runway 5, the relocation of Main Avenue took place to the south of the former road, proceeding on a curvilinear alignment, matching the existing street at the project limits. Relocated Main Avenue required the reconfiguration of the several side streets located both to the north and south of the old road. New intersections were formed where those side streets meet Relocated Main Avenue, two of which are signalized. The total length of the realignment is 3,400 linear feet.