State Government Press Releases

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08/16/2013
The following work is scheduled to take place on Rhode Island's Interstate highways from August 17-23, 2013. These operations include Interstate, exit and ramp closures. All schedules are weather-dependent and subject to change. Follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/RIDOTNews for up-to-the-...
08/15/2013
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) and the Rhode Island Airport Corporation (RIAC) today announced the return of rail service from T.F. Green Station in Warwick to Gillette Stadium in Foxboro for all home New England Patriots games. Roundtrip fare is $15, and parking at T.F....
08/15/2013
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) announced today that it is one of only seven states to receive a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) incentive grant designed to combat distracted driving. The $459,000 grant is part of NHTSA's National Priority Safety Program.
08/09/2013
The following work is scheduled to take place on Rhode Island's Interstate highways from August 10-16, 2013. These operations include exit closures. All schedules are weather-dependent and subject to change. Follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/RIDOTNews for up-to-the-minute travel information.
08/09/2013
Effective Tuesday, August 13, a portion of Chestnut Street in Providence, from Pine Street to Clifford Street, will close for National Grid utility work. WHAT: National Grid will be preparing to build a new drainage structure along the roadway and upgrade the existing electrical system. This...
08/07/2013
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin and Michael P. Lewis, director of the RI Department of Transportation (RIDOT), announced the closing on a deal for RIDOT's purchase of approximately 52 acres of archaeologically important land in Narragansett, effectively ending a contentious dispute in which...
08/06/2013
On Wednesday, August 7, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will begin the Magnolia Street Bridge Demolition Project in Providence. The Magnolia Street Bridge, which carries Route 6 East over the Plainfield Street ramps just before its intersection with Route 10, is 63 years old...
08/02/2013
The following work is scheduled to take place on Rhode Island's Interstate highways from August 3-9, 2013. These operations include full highway and exit closures. All schedules are weather-dependent and subject to change. Follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/RIDOTNews for up-to-the-minute...
07/29/2013
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced the recipients of the 2013 Highway Safety Champion Awards. The Awards recognize law enforcement officers for their outstanding performance in carrying out speed, occupant-protection, and alcohol-impaired enforcement activities...
07/26/2013
RThe following work is scheduled to take place on Rhode Island's Interstate highways from July 27 - August 2, 2013. This work includes full highway and exit closures. All schedules are weather-dependent and subject to change. Follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/RIDOTNews for up-to-the-minute...