State Government Press Releases

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04/16/2013
As part of interim repairs to the Huntington Avenue Viaduct Bridge in the City of Providence, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will temporarily close Troy Street southbound from Magnolia Street to Pilsudski Street. The Huntington Viaduct carries Route 6 (the Olneyville...
04/15/2013
This morning, during a ceremony at Amtrak's Providence Station, Governor Lincoln D. Chafee and other State and Federal leaders gathered to unveil exterior site design improvements to a station that attracts more than one million Amtrak and Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)...
04/12/2013
For the third year in a row, the Rhode Island State House will again glow orange as a reminder to motorists of the importance of driving carefully in work zones. AAA Southern New England and the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) are partnering to illuminate the State House dome...
04/12/2013
Governor Lincoln D. Chafee and Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) Director Michael P. Lewis will be joined by Senator Jack Reed, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, Congressman Jim Langevin, and Congressman David Cicilline on Monday, April 15, 2013 at 11:30 a.m. to unveil site design...
04/05/2013
Governor Lincoln D. Chafee and the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced the first contract in a new bridge preservation program aimed at improved maintenance of bridges in the I-95 corridor from Warwick to Providence. The goal of the program is to address issues...
04/04/2013
Governor Lincoln D. Chafee and Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) Director Michael P. Lewis will head to the West Bay on Friday, April 5, 2013 to announce a new bridge preservation program aimed at better maintenance of State-owned bridges. A press conference will be held at 2 p.m....
03/29/2013
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced that it has hired Rosamaria Amoros to lead its Office of Communications, effective April 22, 2013. Most recently the Director of Strategic Marketing and Communications with Save The Bay, Amoros has more than 15 years of...
03/28/2013
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) has started another contract for repairs resulting from last year's Hurricane Sandy. The new project, representing a $1.4 million investment, is currently under way and covers seven areas in Westerly, Tiverton and Narragansett. "With this...
03/25/2013
Governor Lincoln D. Chafee and the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) are reminding commuters that this is the last week of the free wintertime parking promotion at the parking garages at Rhode Island's commuter rail stations in Warwick and North Kingstown. Since the severe...
03/25/2013
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) announced it will be restricting travel in both directions on Jefferson Boulevard in Warwick at the Route 37 overpass from four lanes to two lanes starting today, Monday, March 25, 2013, at approximately noontime. The lane closures will be...