Vice President Joe Biden is planning to visit Rhode Island in the coming weeks to tour a road construction project.
The office of Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo announced the visit Thursday but didn't give a specific date or place.
Raimondo in February signed legislation that raises money for a 10-year plan to repair deteriorating bridges and roads around the state.
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The legislation, known as Rhode Works, was intensely debated by lawmakers because the projects will be partly financed with new highway tolls on big-rig trucks passing through the state. Many of the projects will also be paid for with federal highway grants.
Raimondo made the announcement about Biden's visit while touring a project to replace the Pleasant Valley Parkway Bridge in Providence.