John Vitkevich of Portsmouth has been a strong opponent of the big blue signs that the DOT uses to inform the residents of RI on the status of the many current road projects around the State. Mr. Vitkevich has invited the public to a press conference, not only to oppose the blue RoadWorks signs but also to commemorate the June 9th action and destruction by fire on June 10, 1772, of the English tax ship Gaspeeon. The event will take place on Saturday, June 10 at noon at the Park & Ride next to the RIDOT facility at 325 Boyds Lane, Portsmouth.
“Come support this action on a very important Rhode Island historic day in strong opposition to Director Peter J. Alviti and Gov. Gina Raimondo to take them (the blue status signs) down. My opposition will continue because it’s state-sponsored sign pollution, extremely wasteful spending of more than $200,000. These signs are not transparent or accountable, create 215 new opportunities to crash and contradict ‘Discover Beautiful Rhode Island’” Mr. Vitkevich stated.