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News Advisory
RI Department of Environmental Management
235 Promenade Street, Providence, RI 02908
(401) 222-2771 TDD/(401) 222-4462
FOR AP AND METRO NEWS DAYBOOKS:
Date: Monday, June 10, 2002

Time:

10 a.m.
Location: Blackstone Valley Bikeway, Highland Falls in Lincoln
Event: Opening of new segment of the Blackstone bike path

For Release:

June 6, 2002
Contact: Gail Mastrati 222-4700 ext. 2402
Stephanie Powell 222-4700 ext. 4418

DEM, DOT, GOVERNOR ALMOND TO CUT RIBBON ON NEW SEGMENT OF THE BLACKSTONE VALLEY BIKEWAY

PROVIDENCE - Department of Environmental Director Jan Reitsma, Department of Transportation Director William D. Ankner, Ph.D., and Governor Lincoln Almond will join local, state, and federal officials to cut the ribbon on the newest segment of the Blackstone Valley Bikeway on Monday, June 10 at 10:00 a.m. at Highland Falls in Lincoln. This 3.5-mile segment will run from the village of Ashton in Cumberland to the village of Manville in Lincoln.

Also participating in the event will be representatives of the Congressional delegation; John H. Chafee Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor Commission Executive Director Michael Creasey; Cumberland Mayor Daniel McKee; Lincoln Town Administrator Jonathan Oster; and Greenways Alliance of Rhode Island State Committee Chairwoman Sue Barker.

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Directions from Providence - Take Rte. 146 North to the first Rte. 116 exit (Ashton/Albion). Proceed to 2nd light, turn left and follow for 2 miles to School Street. Turn right on School Street and follow for 1 mile. Go by the yellow buoy, cross over the bridge, and continue until you reach the railroad tracks and the bike path.

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