Kennedy Plaza reopens after months of construction

Photo by Sean Daly

PROVIDENCE (WPRI) – Kennedy Plaza reopened Saturday after months of construction.

RIPTA says they have redesigned the plaza for riders’ safety and comfort. There are now bus shelters for protection from the cold. The bus stops sign lights up at night, showing more information, such as hours of operation. There are also ticket vending machines and more landscaping.

Amy Pettine, Executive Director of the RIPTA Planning Department says, “I think the biggest change … there’s no longer two interior roadways. It’s a lot safer. It’s just one pedestrian space, so that’s certainly great. It’s a lot easier to walk around down here.”

The upgrade cost $2.4 million.

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