Pawtuxet River restoration project completed in Coventry

by Annie Shalvey; Reporting by Pete Mangione

COVENTRY, R.I. (WPRI) — A major project to restore the bank of the Pawtuxet River in Coventry, which was damaged during the 2010 historic floods, is now complete.

Coventry Council President Glen Shibley joined members of the Rhode Island Congressional Delegation and other officials Friday for a ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the completion of the project.

Back in the Spring of 2010, the buildings of Anthony Mill and Concordia Fibers Tower in were impacted by the historic floods.

“The bridge went out, both buildings came down crumbling in the corners. And the flooding was ferocious,” said Shibley.

Shibley, who lives nearby, said the whole neighborhood was affected by the floods.

“Our neighborhood was cut off for over a year,” he said.

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