State Government Press Releases

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12/17/2014
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced a series of overnight closures for a portion of Route 146 South in Providence, as well as a closure for I-95 South's Exit 22 (Downtown Providence/Routes 6 & 10), for the construction and installation of large overhead...
12/18/2014
Governor Lincoln D. Chafee and Michael Lewis, Director of the Rhode Island Department of Transportation, today released a new publication, "Rhode Island Highways-Best Practices Design Guide," which establishes new beautification standards for design and management of infrastructure and buffer areas.
12/10/2014
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is taking advantage of a break in the weather to accelerate the repair work on a portion of Railroad Street in Lincoln. The closure of the road, between Division Street and Winter Street, is expected to be in place by 10 a.m. today. The...
12/06/2014
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) has rescheduled its temporary closure of a portion of Railroad Street in Lincoln to Thursday, December 11. The closure of Railroad Street, between Division Street and Winter Street, is needed to repair a section of the road surrounding a nearby...
12/03/2014
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will temporarily install a single-lane alternating traffic pattern on Railroad Street in Lincoln, between Division Street and Winter Street, beginning on Thursday afternoon. Motorists will encounter stop signs in each direction, and need to...
12/02/2014
The Kent Dam Spillway Bridge in Scituate will be closed on Monday, December 8, 2014 from 4 a.m. to 8 p.m. to film scenes for the Vinny Paziena movie, Bleed for This. The filming will occur within a closed set. A portion of Route 12 (Scituate Avenue), from Route 116 to Howard Avenue, will also...
11/26/2014
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is asking motorists to slow down and drive with care today and into tomorrow. Crews are out handling a variety of conditions right now, from snow in some areas to sleet and freezing rain in others. Pavement temperatures continue to drop,...
11/21/2014
A 2014 seat belt study released by the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) shows 87 percent of local drivers are wearing their seat belts, the highest number ever recorded in Rhode Island. The state now ranks first in New England, with statewide usage increasing more than 15...
11/19/2014
The first snowfall of the year may have come and gone without much accumulation, but the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is reminding drivers that winter weather is likely not far around the corner. To help Rhode Islanders prepare, RIDOT recently launched a new webpage, www.dot.ri.
11/08/2014
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced the reopening of the Warren Avenue Bridge, expected to take place tonight during the overnight hours. The bridge was completely replaced in less than one month, and its reopening is approximately one week earlier than projected....