State Government Press Releases

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10/31/2014
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) and the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) today released a video outlining the agencies' vision for a 21st century public transit system in Rhode Island. The five-minute video, which can be found at www.dot.ri.gov/news, highlights...
10/31/2014
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is reminding motorists that tomorrow, Saturday, November 1, 2014, it plans to close Exit 5 on I-195 East and a portion of Warren Avenue in East Providence to install the bridge decks for the new Warren Avenue Bridge. The closures begin at 3...
10/30/2014
Due to the planned Presidential visit, there will be road restrictions in the Providence Metro area, beginning this evening into tomorrow midday. These restrictions will likely impact the morning commute tomorrow and motorists should expect delays. Note: There will be timely alerts posted to the...
10/24/2014
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will start work Tuesday on a project to upgrade bike and pedestrian facilities throughout downtown Newport. An outgrowth of the two-year Aquidneck Island Transportation Study, the project will bring needed enhancements to existing facilities...
10/24/2014
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced that it has hired Gabrielle Abbate as its new Chief of Highway Safety, effective November 3, 2014. Most recently the Executive Director of Mothers Against Drunk Driving Rhode Island, she has more than two decades of experience...
10/23/2014
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) next week will permanently close Exit 3B off Route 10 South to Reservoir Avenue (Route 2) in Cranston. The closure is schedule to take place on Wednesday, October 29 at approximately 9 a.m. Motorists will be directed to the next off-ramp,...
10/24/2014
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is beginning a year-long survey to study the condition of state and local roads. Through a $1.2 million contract with Data Transfer Solutions, a Mobile Asset Collection (MAC) vehicle is being used to record pavement condition, roadway...
10/17/2014
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will temporarily close Route 114 (East Shore Expressway) North to I-195 West, beginning at 6 a.m. tomorrow, Saturday, October 18, to fix potholes created during this week's heavy rain. The work is taking place on a crossover road that was...
10/16/2014
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is pleased to announce that its newly redesigned website, www.dot.ri.gov, was named 'Best DOT Website, Without Consultant' by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials Communications Subcommittee (Transcomm);...
10/16/2014
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is reminding motorists that tomorrow, Friday, October 17, 2014, it plans to close the Warren Avenue Bridge in East Providence for approximately one month. The bridge carries traffic from Veterans Memorial Parkway onto I-195 West. The bridge...