State Government Press Releases

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10/25/2017
PLEASE NOTE DATE CHANGE: 24-hour closure starts Tuesday morning, October 31 The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced the next closure of Route 152 (Newman Avenue) at the Newman Avenue Bridge, from Barney Street to the Massachusetts state line. The...
10/25/2017
Temporary closures now beginning on November 13 The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced an updated schedule for temporary closures of the channel on the Sakonnet River where it passes underneath the old Sakonnet River Bridge in Tiverton and...
10/18/2017
Delays likely for project to remove long-standing dip on ramp near hospital campus Heavy traffic and long delays are possible this coming weekend on I-195 West in Providence as part of a bridge repair project. The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) advises...
10/16/2017
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) announced today that it will be temporarily closing the weigh station located on I-95 South, between Exits 5 and 3 in Richmond. The weigh station is no longer used for truck weight enforcement, but is used as a truck rest area. During this...
10/13/2017
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced an upcoming temporary traffic pattern for a section of Route 112 on the Richmond/Charlestown line that will involve a full-time lane closure for approximately three years. RIDOT is replacing the Carolina Bridges, a series of...
10/10/2017
Temporary Closures to Begin on Monday, October 23 The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will be restricting travel through the Sakonnet River Channel for approximately one month, starting Monday, October 23. The restrictions are needed to allow for the safe...
10/06/2017
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) and the Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority (RITBA) today offered joint assurances about how privacy protection policies will be implemented in connection with electronic tolling for large commercial trucks. Both RIDOT and RITBA...
10/06/2017
Daytime Closure to Commence on Wednesday, October 11 The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is scheduled to close Snell Road, from East Main Road to Long Highway, in Little Compton weekdays from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., effective Wednesday, October 11. The closure is...
10/05/2017
Nighttime road closures necessary for milling and paving operations The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced the second and final phase of paving for the Route 44 (Smith Street) resurfacing project in Providence. This work is scheduled to begin next...
10/04/2017
Exits will be based on national standards using mile markers. The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) announced today that late this fall it will begin a highway renumbering program for its Interstate and other limited-access highways, starting with the entire I-...