State Government Press Releases

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05/31/2013
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) and the City of Pawtucket will hold an informational meeting on Thursday, June 13, 2013, to discuss a potential commuter rail project in Pawtucket. RIDOT and City representatives will be on hand to answer questions and gather input from the...
05/24/2013
Due to anticipated inclement weather through Wednesday, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will temporarily close a section of the Blackstone River Bikeway on Thursday and Friday of this week. RIDOT will be working on a boardwalk in the Lonsdale Marsh, just south of where the...
05/24/2013
Just in time for Memorial Day weekend, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is providing estimated travel times to Newport and Narragansett for motorists traveling on Route 4 Southbound. WHAT: RIDOT is providing estimated travel times to Newport and Narragansett on Route 4...
05/24/2013
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced that next week it will begin a road reconstruction project on Route 216 (Ashaway Road) in Hopkinton. Traffic delays are expected. Motorists are advised to plan for additional travel time on Route 216 and on Route 3 and to...
05/22/2013
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) has announced that the Coventry High School Clicks won the "Buckle Up Shuffle Relay" Seat Belt Challenge. The challenge finals, held this past Saturday, kicked off the state's participation in the National Click It or Ticket It Enforcement...
05/20/2013
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced the establishment of a single-lane alternating traffic pattern on the Slatersville Stone Arch Bridge, which carries Route 5 (Providence Pike) over the Branch River in North Smithfield. A recent bridge inspection found...
05/17/2013
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will host 17 high schools from across the state for the "Buckle Up Shuffle Relay" Seat Belt Challenge Finals tomorrow. The Challenge, designed to help educate teen motorists about the importance of seat belt usage, kicks off the state's...
05/17/2013
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT), the Blackstone Valley Tourism Council, and the Narragansett Bay Wheelmen have partnered to establish a new bike route to preserve the connection between Providence and East Providence during the Washington Bridge Bikeway closure. Just in...
05/16/2013
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is working to repair a traffic signal at the intersection of Mineral Spring Avenue, Brookside Avenue and South Brookside Avenue in North Providence following a car crash. WHAT: All lanes are clear on Mineral Spring Avenue, but the traffic...
05/16/2013
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is working on repairs to the I-295 South overpass at Exit 4 (Plainfield Pike) following a truck crash on Route 14/Plainfield Pike earlier today. WHAT: Both lanes will reopen by approximately 6 p.m. on I-295 South, but commercial vehicles are...