RIAC Board Expected to Ratify MOU on January 11th
January 2, 2024 – Warwick, RI – The Rhode Island Airport Corporation has sent a revised Memorandum of Understanding to the Mayor of Warwick and the Warwick City Council that reinforces prior commitments to build a sound barrier adjacent to the new cargo terminal and implement a semi-tractor trailer traffic mitigation plan that ensures truck traffic to and from the facility will use the Airport Connector and not local and city roads.
“We are hopeful the mayor and the council will begin to see this project as an opportunity for the residents of Warwick and not a burden. We have the opportunity to get heavy trucks off of Warwick’s streets and create hundreds of jobs,” stated Goodman. “We have two well-respected companies that want to relocate their operations from Boston to Warwick; companies that want to put Warwick residents to work.”
This project will be a significant economic generator for the city and the State. It will also create over 1000 construction jobs during a two-year period and another 100 long-term employment opportunities for area residents.
“The master planning for this project started in 2016 and has spanned three administrations. We have never wavered in our commitment to build a sound barrier and produce a road mitigation plan that will keep semi-tractor trailers off of local roads,” added Goodman.