State Government Press Releases

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With Halloween celebrations this evening, especially in communities hardest hit by Hurricane Sandy, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is reminding motorists to not engage in any distracting activities while driving. "Each year we remind motorists to be extra careful driving...
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is urging residents to drive cautiously today, particularly in South County, which saw the highest winds, flooding, power outages and tree damage from Hurricane Sandy. Although the storm has passed, there may be roads still blocked by debris.
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is encouraging motorists to conclude travel before weather conditions worsen because of Hurricane Sandy. With the forecast calling for sustained tropical storm-force winds, and gusts approaching hurricane force, motorists can expect roads...
With all the recent news about distracted driving, and the approach of Halloween, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is reminding motorists not to take unnecessary risks. "During this Halloween and throughout the year, please be especially mindful of the dangers of distracted...
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) announced today it will be changing traffic patterns on Fruit Hill Avenue at the intersection with Olney Avenue in North Providence effective Thursday, November 1, 2012. At approximately noon, traffic will be directed onto a new roundabout...
During a tour of the Stillwater Viaduct in Smithfield, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced that it will be reopening the bridge to traffic next week on Wednesday, October 24, 2012. This new opening date is approximately five weeks ahead of schedule. The 80-year-...
Members of the media are invited to join Senator Jack Reed, Town of Smithfield officials and Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) officials tomorrow, Friday, October 19, 2012 at 2:30 p.m. to celebrate the early opening of the Stillwater Viaduct in Smithfield. While there, guests will...
Governor Lincoln D. Chafee and Senator Jack Reed this morning joined Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) Director Michael P. Lewis to officially open the new Sakonnet River Bridge. This vital link to Aquidneck Island carries Route 24 and connects Tiverton and Portsmouth. With the...
Governor Lincoln Chafee will be joined by the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) and Pawtucket Mayor Donald Grebien on Friday, October 5, to tour the second of four murals being painted as part of the Governor's Gateway Beautification Program. The tour will take place at 2 p.m....
This afternoon during a State Room ceremony at the Rhode Island State House, Governor Lincoln D. Chafee signed the 2012 Strategic Highway Safety Plan (SHSP), a data-driven strategic approach to help reduce fatalities and serious injuries on Rhode Island roadways. Flanked by Rhode Island...