State Government Press Releases

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10/15/2014
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced the release of its final report on race data in traffic stops across the state. The report, which analyzes eight additional months of data following the preliminary report issued earlier this year, was compiled by the Institute...
10/10/2014
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is building on its recent successful installation of the Barton Corner Bridge on I-95 in Warwick by replacing a highway on-ramp in East Providence using accelerated techniques. Construction on the Warren Avenue Bridge, which carries Veterans...
10/03/2014
Repair work on the Wampanoag Trail Bridge in East Providence begins next week, requiring the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) to close a lane in each direction on Route 114 (East Shore Expressway) in East Providence between I-195 and Route 114A (Mink Street). The restriction will...
10/01/2014
As part of the Providence Viaduct Replacement Project, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will open a temporary Exit 22 (Downtown Providence/Routes 6 &10/Providence Place) off of I-95 South on Monday, October 6, 2014. This will allow for the construction of a new Exit 22 as...
09/26/2014
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will be closing lanes on Route 6 East and West in the Olneyville section of Providence for paving tomorrow, Saturday, September 27. Part of the Magnolia Bridge removal project, the work is needed to resurface a section of Route 6 that has been...
08/29/2014
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT), in partnership with the Federal Highway Administration and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, will host the 2014 Northeast Transportation Safety Conference (NETSC) September 3 4, 2014 at The Omni Hotel in Providence. ...
08/22/2014
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is partnering with the Town of Burrillville to enhance safety along Route 102 (Broncos Highway). This month, work began on a $2.4 million contract with J.H. Lynch that includes several new traffic-calming features for the corridor. Among the...
08/21/2014
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT), along with federal, state and local officials, will host a groundbreaking ceremony for the Apponaug Circulator Project on Wednesday, August 27. The $29.9 million contract with Cardi Corporation will introduce five new modern roundabouts and...
08/21/2014
The Barton Corner Bridge Project is trending ahead of schedule, further minimizing disruption to commuters and the surrounding community. The replacement of the northbound bridge span, originally scheduled for tomorrow at noon, will now take place overnight tonight. Route 2, between Division...
08/19/2014
Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) Director Michael P. Lewis will join Newport officials to tour America's Cup Avenue, where a second phase of pedestrian and bike safety improvements is scheduled to begin this fall. The first phase, completed in 2012, upgraded bike and pedestrian...