State Government Press Releases

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05/16/2013
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is on the scene of a truck crash on Plainfield Pike in Cranston at the I-295 overpass. Motorists should expect delays. WHAT: RIDOT has closed the left lane of I-295 South at Exit 4 (Route 14/Plainfield Pike) to inspect the bridge following...
05/14/2013
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will hold an informational meeting for the public on Monday, May 20 to unveil its plans for improvements at the corner of Old Tower Hill Road and Kingstown Road (known locally as Dale Carlia Corner) and along a segment of Kingstown Road. RIDOT...
05/14/2013
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced that it is extending its schedule for overnight closures of a section of Route 165 in Exeter through early Friday morning. Additional work remains to demolish sections of the bridges carrying I-95 over Route 165. During this time,
05/10/2013
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced that a section of Route 165 in Exeter will be closed during evening and overnight hours next week for construction. During this time, all traffic will be required to follow a signed detour. WHAT: RIDOT will close Route 165 (...
05/08/2013
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will close Exit 21 (Atwells Avenue) off of I-95 South overnight tonight from midnight to 5:00 a.m. The ramp will also be closed the following night overnight from midnight through Friday at 5:00 a.m. Motorists should follow the signed detour...
05/07/2013
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) has completed repairs to the Great Island Bridge in Narragansett, returning the bridge to its original posting (weight limit). RIDOT had posted the bridge at 3 tons on Friday, April 26, 2013 when a recent inspection revealed increased...
05/02/2013
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) announced that it will shift I-95 South traffic to a new highway structure in Pawtucket beginning tonight, Friday, May 3. Part of the Pawtucket River Bridge replacement project, the traffic shift allows the Department to reopen Exit 27. In a...
05/02/2013
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will hold an informational meeting for the public on Monday, May 6 to unveil its plans for improvements to High Street and a portion of Kingstown Road in the villages of Wakefield and Peace Dale. RIDOT design engineers and South Kingstown town...
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...