State Government Press Releases

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Governor Lincoln D. Chafee has announced that through a Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) construction contract, the next repair project for road damage caused by Hurricane Sandy is set to begin. Effective Tuesday, December 18, 2012, Poppasquash Road in Bristol will be closed to...
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced that it will close the State-owned Manville Hill Road Bridge on the Cumberland/Lincoln line effective this afternoon. The 58-year-old bridge carries Manville Hill Road over the Blackstone River, the Blackstone River Bikeway and...
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) has announced that this morning it reopened Exit 27 (Downtown) from I-95 Southbound using a temporary ramp. This is approximately three months earlier than originally anticipated. Back in September, when the Department opened the second span...
Governor Lincoln D. Chafee and the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) have announced that the next repair project for road damage caused by Hurricane Sandy is now underway on Ocean Drive in the City of Newport. As part of the repair project, a portion of the road is anticipated to...
Governor Lincoln D. Chafee and U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse joined officials from the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) and other Federal, State and local officials today to rededicate the Laurel Avenue Bridge as the Major-General Nathanael Greene Memorial Bridge.
Governor Chafee joined the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) and East Providence Mayor Bruce Rogers today to celebrate the reopening of the Ten Mile River Bridges in East Providence. Originally scheduled to reopen in late 2013, RIDOT worked with its contractor to reduce the closure...
Today, along the Seekonk River in the City of East Providence, Governor Lincoln D. Chafee joined Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) officials and other Federal, State and local dignitaries to celebrate the completion of Waterfront Drive. This new 1.1 mile-roadway directly links...
Governor Lincoln D. Chafee and U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse will be in Coventry at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, December 3, 2012 to mark the rededication of the Laurel Avenue Bridge as the Major-General Nathanael Greene Memorial Bridge. The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (...
On Friday, November 30, 2012, Governor Lincoln Chafee will be joined by Senator Jack Reed and Senator Sheldon Whitehouse as they celebrate the completion of two Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) projects, Waterfront Drive and Ten Mile River Bridges. Also anticipated to attend the...
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) has organized two workshops next week to allow the public to learn more and ask questions about the financial challenges the State faces in properly maintaining four of Rhode Island's largest bridges, and the possibility of tolling the Sakonnet...