State Government Press Releases

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The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today welcomed Danish Transport Minister Henrik Dam Kristensen, who is visiting Rhode Island to learn more about the successes of the Iway (I-195 Relocation Project). The meeting included information on how the Department designed, funded...
Governor Lincoln D. Chafee and the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) this afternoon announced that the new Sakonnet River Bridge is scheduled to open to Route 24 southbound traffic on Friday, September 28, 2012. This opening will remove the 18-ton weight limit for all vehicles. "...
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) announced that it will reopen George Street in Pawtucket to two-way traffic tonight, Friday, September 21, at approximately 6:30 p.m. Traffic has been limited to one-way traffic since last year to replace the bridge carrying George Street over I-
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) announced that next week it will begin work on I-195 in Providence that will involve nightly lane closures through mid-Fall 2012. The work is part of the Iway (I-195 Relocation) Project and is aimed at reducing road noise from the elevated...
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) joined with Bristol Town officials, State representatives and senators, and business leaders today in front of the Bristol Visitor Center to celebrate the completion of work on Hope Street (Route 114) as part of the Hope Street Improvement...
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) has announced that Hope Street (Route 114) in the Town of Bristol will return to two-way traffic tomorrow, Friday, September 21, 2012. This milestone marks the completion of work accomplished on Hope Street through a $3 million contract with...
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) announced that the new Sakonnet River Bridge is scheduled to open to Route 24 northbound traffic tomorrow, Thursday, September 20, 2012, eliminating the 18-ton weight limit for northbound traffic. It is anticipated that in approximately one...
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) announced that it plans to reopen the Cove Bridge in Portsmouth tomorrow, Tuesday, September 18, 2012 at approximately 9 a.m. The bridge, which carries Hummocks Point Road over a tidal inlet in the Island Park area of Portsmouth, was closed for...
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today updated its schedule for the opening of the second span of the new Pawtucket River Bridge and now expects the structure to open to I-95 South traffic tomorrow, Saturday, September 15, 2012. Additional preparation work is needed to ready...
Recognizing that seat belts save lives, Governor Lincoln Chafee this afternoon joined the Honorable Anastasia P. Williams and Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) Director Michael P. Lewis to present three community-based organizations with seat belt education grants during a State...