NEWPORT -- Work to repave Lower Thames Street will begin on April 23. City officials said this week that the project, which is being advanced in preparation of the America's Cup World Series Regatta in June, will commence at the corner of Memorial Boulevard and Thames Street and work south over a period of three-four weeks.
No detours are planned, as the street will remain open to vehicular traffic throughout the project. However, daytime parking will be restricted during work hours.
The project, which calls for grinding down the existing pavement and laying down a new layer of asphalt, is being called temporary, and should not be confused with a separate pilot streetscape improvement project being planned for the area.