State Government Press Releases

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05/01/2013
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) announced that it is closing the right two lanes on I-95 North for repairs following a crash at the Milford Street overpass, located between Exit 15 (Jefferson Boulevard) and Exit 16 (Route 10). The lanes will be closed within the hour and are...
04/26/2013
Beginning Monday, April 29, 2013, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will narrow the travel lanes for I-95 South near the Providence Viaduct in Providence, between Exits 22 (Downtown/Route 6) and Exit 21 (Atwells Avenue). In addition, the travel lanes on Exit 22 also will be...
04/26/2013
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) and the Rhode Island Legislative Black and Latino Caucus announced today that they are seeking a third round of proposals from community- and faith-based organizations for seat belt education campaigns. The Department has pledged to make $1...
04/26/2013
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is temporarily lowering the posting of the Great Island Bridge, connecting Galilee to Great Island in Narragansett, to three tons effective this afternoon. A recent inspection has shown increased deterioration of the timber deck. By the...
04/24/2013
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced that the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) issued a Revised Record of Decision (RROD) approving the addition of an All Electronic Toll Collection (AETC) for the new Sakonnet Bridge. The RROD concurs with RIDOT's Final...
04/23/2013
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) has teamed up with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the University of Rhode Island Transportation Center (URITC) to host the 13th Annual Construction Career Days event. Construction Career Days will be held on Wednesday, April...
04/19/2013
As part of Contract 14 for the Iway (I-195 Relocation Project), which focuses on building new and reconfiguring local streets in the City of Providence, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) has announced that Dyer Street near Dorrance Street will soon become a two?way roadway. ...
04/17/2013
With phase one of the Pocasset River Bridge Rehabilitation Project nearly completed, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) next week will start phase two of the project, shifting all traffic to the two newly reconstructed northbound lanes and eliminating the current weight limit on...
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)...