State Government Press Releases

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The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is reminding motorists that the bridge that carries off-ramp traffic from Exit 4 on I-195 East to Veterans Memorial Parkway in East Providence is scheduled to close tomorrow, Saturday, November 24, 2012. RIDOT is closing the bridge on Exit 4...
For the fourth year in a row, AAA is projecting an increase in Thanksgiving travel, with over 43 million Americans anticipated to travel 50 miles or more from home during the holiday weekend. During this busy travel season, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is joining its...
As part of the ongoing reconstruction of the Blackstone Viaduct between Exit 9 (Route 146) and Exit 10 (Route 122/Mendon Road) on I-295 in Cumberland/Lincoln, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) has announced that overnight work to set up a new traffic pattern is anticipated to...
Governor Lincoln D. Chafee and the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) announced that the next repair project for road damage caused by Hurricane Sandy is scheduled to begin this weekend on Block Island. Through a $3.1 million contract with Northern Construction Service, RIDOT...
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) announced today that it will postpone the planned closure of a bridge that carries off-ramp traffic from Exit 4 on I-195 East to Veterans Memorial Parkway in East Providence by one week. The closure is now scheduled to take place on Saturday,...
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) announced that the Ten Mile River Bridges in East Providence will reopen to traffic tomorrow afternoon, Friday, November 16. Originally scheduled to reopen in late 2013, RIDOT worked with its contractor to reduce the closure to less than one...
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) has developed a new approach for identifying and addressing safety and congestion problem locations. Called Rhode Island's Strategically Targeted Affordable Roadway Solutions (RI*STARS), the Department intends to issue contracts for...
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) announced that it will begin the rehabilitation of a bridge carrying off-ramp traffic from Exit 4 on I-195 East to Veterans Memorial Parkway in East Providence on Saturday, November 17, 2012. This work will require a partial closure of the exit...
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) announced that it will reopen the Laurel Avenue Bridge in Coventry today at approximately 2 p.m. The bridge has been closed since April 2010, when historic flooding forced the closure of many bridges in Kent County and South County. Through...
Governor Lincoln D. Chafee and the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) announced that the first repair contract for road damage caused by Hurricane Sandy is scheduled to begin tomorrow, Saturday, November 3, 2012 just five days after the storm hit Rhode Island. Workers from J.H....