State Government Press Releases

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08/31/2015
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) announced that it has completed the accelerated inspection of 230 structurally deficient bridges by the promised mid-August timeframe. The program resulted in the emergency closure and accelerated reconstruction of the Park Avenue Bridge in...
08/31/2015
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) announced today that will close the north sidewalk on the Atwells Avenue Bridge for approximately two months beginning Wednesday, September 2. Part of an ongoing bridge rehabilitation project, the closure will allow crews to begin repairing the...
08/24/2015
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) announced that effective today, it will assume maintenance and operations of the Wickford Junction commuter rail station in North Kingstown. The move will not only streamline facility operations but also achieve an estimated 10-year savings of $...
08/17/2015
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced work is scheduled to begin on the Pleasant Valley Parkway Bridge replacement project; the bridge, originally built in 1973, carries Dean Street over the Woonasquatucket River in Providence and is one of 230 bridges in the state...
08/07/2015
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) announced today the Mineral Spring Avenue Bridge over the Moshassuck River in Pawtucket will be temporarily posted for 18 tons effective this evening. Travel lanes on Mineral Spring Avenue at the bridge will be narrowed, and a truck detour...
07/31/2015
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced that it is undertaking an additional environmental study mandated by the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), under the Section 7 Consultation provision of the federal Endangered Species Act, prior to the demolition of the...
07/21/2015
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is reopening the Park Avenue Bridge effective today. The bridge was closed on Tuesday, June 23. That same day, RIDOT reached out to contractors to solicit bids for repair, and a meeting was held with potential contractors on Thursday, June...
07/20/2015
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is continuing its efforts to restore the state's roadways and bridges with an improvement project along Dexter Street in Central Falls and Pawtucket. Over the course of the next year, crews will resurface the roadway from School Street in...
07/16/2015
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced that it has awarded a contract to repair the East Avenue West Bridge, which carries traffic for Route 113 (East Avenue) over I-295 in Warwick. As part of a continuing effort to rebuild Rhode Island's roads and bridges, the work...
07/16/2015
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) announced today that it has awarded a contract to resurface the entire length of Route 37 between Natick Avenue in Cranston and Post Road in Warwick. The project includes a $5.9 million contract awarded to D'Ambra Construction and a five...