State Government Press Releases

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05/03/2016
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) announced, with the release of its new quarterly report this past weekend, that it soon will advertise for a contractor to build a new pedestrian bridge connecting the east and west sides of the Providence River in the footprint of the former I-...
05/02/2016
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is pleased to announce the first publication of its Quarterly Report for RhodeWorks, which represents the Department's new way of doing business. The report is available on RIDOT's website at www.dot.ri.gov/performance. "This is a new way...
04/26/2016
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) late this week will be closing a portion of Route 102 (Chopmist Hill Road) in order to replace a damaged culvert that carries a stream under Route 102, just south of its intersection with Snake Hill Road, in Glocester. The road closure is...
04/25/2016
Governor Gina M. Raimondo joined with Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) officials today to tour RIDOT's accelerated bridge reconstruction project for the East Shore Expressway and McCormick Quarry bridges in East Providence, two examples of the many deficient bridges which RIDOT is...
04/14/2016
Effective Monday, April 18, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will be closing the Hopkins Hollow Bridge for repairs for about three weeks. The concrete and stone arch bridge, built back in 1924, carries approximately 200 vehicles per day on Hopkins Hollow Road over Roaring...
04/13/2016
Improved winter storm operations and dramatically reduced pothole claims are among the messages being delivered as the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) hosts officials from Departments of Transportation from across the country. The Clear Roads Spring Meeting is taking place...
04/11/2016
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will be temporarily closing a portion of the state-maintained Ives Road, between Collins Avenue and Robert Avenue in the City of Warwick, while it and the City address an ongoing drainage issue impacting the roadway surface and a few local...
04/06/2016
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced a series of public workshops for the reconstruction of the 6-10 interchange as part of a process to reimagine this important transportation infrastructure. The Route 6-10 Interchange Project has road and bridge elements that...
04/05/2016
A Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) resurfacing project is now underway on 1.64 miles of Woonasquatucket Avenue, from Grover Street to Fruit Hill Avenue, in Providence/North Providence. The project is currently slated for completion in late Fall 2016. Through a $3.4 million...
03/31/2016
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) announced that it will soon begin work on its Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and resurfacing improvements to South Main Street and North Main Street, from Smith Street to James Street, in Providence. Following preliminary construction...