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Although the project was originally scheduled to be completed by 2007, the million project has been postponed indefinitely. Route 4 heads in a northwestern direction as a four-lane divided highway, crossing West Allenton Road at an at-grade intersection with a traffic signal after approximately 0.5 miles (0.80 km).
The highway continues on a northwesterly projection, passing to the northeast of Kettle Hole Pond and to the southwest of Secret Lake in a heavily forested region.
Route 4, also known as the Colonel Rodman Highway, is a 10.37-mile (16.69 km) long numbered state highway located in Washington County and southern Kent County, Rhode Island, United States.
The route is a major north–south freeway in the southern Providence metropolitan area, directly linking Providence with eastern Washington County, the beaches of Narragansett and South Kingstown, and the city of Newport.
That year, the 3-mile (4.8 km) arterial south of the modern exit 5 was also designated as part of Route 4.
A public hearing was held by the state of Rhode Island on the proposed freeway, which was to be four lanes and have a divided, grassy median.Environmental studies on the missing link began in 1977, and the state estimated that the 1.5-mile (2.4 km) long section of freeway would cost –21 million (equivalent to –83 million in 2017) In 1983, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) began construction of the new segment of Route 4 between exits 5 and 6.The project, which ultimately went over budget at million (equivalent to million in 2017) In 1986, during excavation for the new right-of-way, the Department of Transportation found archeological items from the Narragansett Indians dating from about 2,000 to 4,500 years prior.This proposal was later accepted, and construction began two years later.Construction of a 5.4-mile (8.7 km) long section of Route 4 from what is now exit 6 in East Greenwich to I-95 in Warwick began in 1967 and was completed in 1972.