State Government Press Releases

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03/20/2017
As part of the Rhode Island Department of Transportation's (RIDOT) ongoing commitment to repair Rhode Island's structurally deficient bridges, it will soon begin the replacement of the Pawtucket Avenue Bridge over I-195 in East Providence. To complete the work as quickly as possible and minimize...
03/17/2017
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today provided an update on its replacement of the structurally deficient Central Street Bridge, which carries local traffic on Route 5/Central Street over Route 146, close to the Massachusetts border in North Smithfield. The work requires a...
03/13/2017
Governor Gina Raimondo, Senate President M. Teresa Paiva Weed, Newport city officials, Rhode Island Commerce Secretary Stefan Pryor, and Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) Director Peter Alviti Jr. today announced that they have agreed on initial plans to reconfigure the Pell Bridge...
03/07/2017
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced upcoming closures of Route 152 (Newman Avenue) as part of the Newman Avenue Bridge Replacement Project. The first closure of Newman Avenue, from Barney Street to the Massachusetts state line, is scheduled to last for four days,...
03/06/2017
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) and the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) will hold a planning open house to solicit input from the public about the Providence Intermodal Transportation Center which RIDOT plans to build in Providence, RI. The forum will take...
03/06/2017
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced it will begin replacement of the structurally deficient Central Street Bridge, which carries local traffic on Route 5/Central Street over Route 146, close to the Massachusetts border in North Smithfield. The work requires a full...
03/01/2017
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) announced that starting today it is beginning the process of removing the old Sakonnet River Bridge. The bridge was closed in 2012 with the opening of the new Sakonnet River Bridge. "We're pleased to inform citizens on both sides of the...
02/22/2017
One year after passage of the landmark RhodeWorks transportation legislation, Rhode Island has initiated millions of dollars of construction projects and puts hundreds of people back to work. At the same time, RhodeWorks has paved the way for a new Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT),
02/07/2017
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced it will begin replacement of the structurally deficient Capron Road Bridge, a bridge that carries local traffic on Capron Road over a tributary of the Woonasquatucket River in Smithfield. The work requires a full closure of the...
02/01/2017
After sitting on the drawing board for more than 30 years, the replacement for the badly deteriorated and structurally deficient network of bridges at the Route 6-10 interchange in Providence is finally moving forward, as the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) has initiated a request-