- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 8, 2016

CUMBERLAND, R.I. (AP) - The Rhode Island Department of Transportation is proposing an overhaul of a busy Cumberland intersection that’s been flagged as potentially dangerous.

WPRI-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1nsYiqr ) the department’s proposed overhaul of the intersection of Interstate 295 and Diamond Hill Road includes adding roundabouts and doing work on several lanes and ramps.

The nearly $5 million plan would call for roundabouts to be built on either side of I-295 to accommodate the off-ramps. Slight adjustments would be made to neighboring intersections to ease the flow of traffic.

RIDOT says the area has had more than 170 crashes over a four-year period. The intersection is flagged as one of the state’s top 10 intersections for “high injury potential” crashes.

The department’s estimated timeline doesn’t call for a final design plan until late next year.

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Information from: WPRI-TV, http://www.wpri.com

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