State Government Press Releases

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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...
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,