NORTH SMITHFIELD – In his bid for re-election to the North Smithfield Town Council, Steven Corriveau pointed to the opportunity for development of the Route 146 corridor, vowing to follow through with potential plans for the highway.
“It has been an honor to serve the town of North Smithfield as your councilman since 2020,” Corriveau said. “Many residents, including myself, have been thrilled to see the repaving of Route 146. No more potholes, divots, unmarked lanes, etc. But as we start a new year, one thing that comes to my mind is….opportunity.”
“Aside from me advocating and supporting the increased budget of the Economic Development Committee from $500 to $50,000, we are at unique opportunity on what to do with Route 146 once the overpass construction begins. Last week, Woonsocket City Council members held a workshop to discuss the possibility of supplying water to our commercial district along 146,” Corriveau said. “Essentially, this would tap into an already existing water tank at Eddie Dowling shopping village and run it along 146 – north and south – to provide a much-needed resource. This will reignite and flourish this commercial area.”
“The next two years are critical for North Smithfield and if done right, our residents will be in a position to benefit from stabilized or potentially lower taxes due to increase commercial tax revenue. My vision for 146 is one that would look like the Blackstone Valley area. Why wouldn’t we want it to be an attractive place to shop, for other out-of-town residents to visit rather than the pass-through, and have all of us benefit from making this area second to none in northern RI? I assure you if re-elected as your Councilman, I will follow through on this and get it on the right footing. I ask for your support on Election Day, November 8.”