Traffic plan changes, bike lane additions and intersection modifications to improve road safety.
Traffic plan changes are scheduled to take effect on Pleasant Valley Parkway on Tuesday, September 10. Motor vehicle traffic on the Parkway from Rosebank Avenue to Fallon Avenue will become one-way on both sides of the park median to improve safety for motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians in Providence's Elmhurst neighborhood. The change to the one-way traffic pattern will occur early in the morning, prior to the morning commute.
The section of Pleasant Valley Parkway north of the park median will be converted to a one-way moving westbound, and the portion of the Parkway south of the park median will become a one-way moving eastbound. The traffic pattern changes will occur on Pleasant Valley Parkway from Rosebank Avenue to Fallon Avenue.
As part of the joint project between the City of Providence and the Rhode Island Department of Transportation, curbing and landscaped traffic islands will also be installed to improve safety at the intersections of Pleasant Valley Parkway and Rosebank Avenue and Pleasant Valley Parkway and Fallon Avenue.
In addition, a bike lane will be striped along Pleasant Valley Parkway, north of the park median from Rosebank Avenue to Jastram Street and south of the park median from River Avenue to Canton Avenue.