NEWPORT – Work to repair portions of Ocean Drive damaged by Hurricane Sandy is slated to get underway as early as next week.
According to Public Services Director Bill Riccio, bids were being received as of Thursday, Nov. 15, to shore up the scenic roadway.
With funding provided through a U.S. Department of Transportation emergency relief program, Riccio said that the work will go a long way to restoring the road while having minimal impact on the city's bottom line.
It's not clear how much the project will cost, and contractors likely won't have a full scope of work until they get further into the contract.
In addition to the work around Ocean Drive, the city is also hoping to receive emergency funds to make repairs to Easton's Beach and the Cliff Walk.