State Government Press Releases

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04/17/2017
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) has started a project to perform preventive maintenance on Providence area Interstate bridges. The work will be completed in phases, affecting three separate areas on I-195, I-95 and the Clifford Street Bridge over the next several months. ...
04/10/2017
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced the second in a series of weekend Interstate lane restrictions and bridge closures associated with the replacement of the Pawtucket Avenue Bridge over I-195 in East Providence. The next weekend closure begins Friday night, April...
04/11/2017
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is resuming work on its Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and resurfacing improvements to South Main Street and North Main Street in Providence. The goal of this project is to improve pedestrian safety in this highly traveled vehicular and...
03/30/2017
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is reminding motorists of the upcoming replacement of the Pawtucket Avenue Bridge over I-195 in East Providence, scheduled to begin Friday, April 7. All dates and times are weather-dependent and subject to change. To complete the work as...
03/31/2017
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT), Rhode Island State Police, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and representatives of organized labor across Rhode Island gathered today to urge motorists to drive safely in work zones as the 2017 road construction season gets underway.
03/30/2017
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced that it has hired a new Chief Operating Officer (COO). Shoshana M. Lew will assume the duties of COO of RIDOT on Monday, April 3, 2017. Ms. Lew most recently served as Chief Financial Officer and Assistant Secretary for...
03/27/2017
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is reminding motorists of the upcoming replacement of the Pawtucket Avenue Bridge over I-195 in East Providence, scheduled to begin this coming weekend starting on Friday night, March 31. To complete the work as quickly as possible and...
03/23/2017
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is reminding motorists of the upcoming temporary closure of a portion of Route 146 for the demolition of the Central Street Bridge, starting tomorrow, Friday, March 24 at 10 p.m. Motorists can expect delays during the closure periods, and the...
03/20/2017
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today asked the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to rescind RIDOT'S application for a $9 million Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant for the Rhode Island Travel Plaza and Transit Center. The decision was...
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...