State Government Press Releases

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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...
03/28/2016
Through its ongoing bridge preservation program, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is making repairs to the Park Avenue highway bridge over I-95 in Cranston. The improvements, designed to increase the longevity of the bridge, will focus on painting, joint replacement and...
03/23/2016
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today at a public forum hosted by the City of Providence released two options for consideration for the reconstruction of the 6/10 interchange. Both depart from the original highway reconstruction designs that, in the past, would only have...
03/22/2016
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced it will begin replacement of the structurally deficient Shippee Bridge in Burrillville, and will do so in the shortest amount of time possible by closing the bridge to all traffic and using accelerated bridge construction...
03/18/2016
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will be closing the historic Clarence L. Hussey Memorial Bridge in Wickford village in North Kingstown. Using a phased rehabilitation and restoration process overseen by RIDOT's new project management approach for all its projects, the bridge...
03/02/2016
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) announced that effective today, Wednesday, March 2, a weight limit for trucks will be in place on the Runnins River Bridge, which carries Mink Street over the Runnins River on the Rhode Island/Massachusetts border in East Providence. A...
02/23/2016
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT), Rhode Island State Police and Rhode Island Department of Health today announced that fatalities due to motor vehicle crashes are down in the Ocean State, beating nationally trending data in which fatalities are increasing. Over the past five...