Rep. Edwards: RIDOT "committed to figuring out a solution" to IP flooding [update]

According to Rep. Jay Edwards (D-70) RIDOT Director Michael Lewis was personally informed of the Island Park flooding situation this morning by the head of Inter-Governmental Affairs Bernie Frezza. In a brief phone interview, Edwards said that Lewis has "committed to figuring out a solution," and understands the importance of Park Ave as an egress from Island Park, given the impending closure of the Escape Bridge for construction work.

Update 10pm: Sen. Chris Ottiano (R-11) reached out to let me know he would be in touch with RIDOT first thing in the morning to follow up. Thanks, Senator!