State Government Press Releases

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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....
11/07/2014
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) announced that it has started a project to replace the Great Island Bridge in Narragansett, a 180-foot-long structure that serves as the only way on and off of the island. Through an $8.5 million project with MIG Corporation, the bridge will...
11/05/2014
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) has announced that the Kent Dam Spillway Bridge in Scituate is scheduled to reopen to traffic by mid-day tomorrow, Thursday, November 6, 2014. At the same time, RIDOT will also reopen a portion of Route 12 (Scituate Avenue), from Route 116 to...
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...