State Government Press Releases

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04/23/2013
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) has teamed up with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the University of Rhode Island Transportation Center (URITC) to host the 13th Annual Construction Career Days event. Construction Career Days will be held on Wednesday, April...
04/19/2013
As part of Contract 14 for the Iway (I-195 Relocation Project), which focuses on building new and reconfiguring local streets in the City of Providence, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) has announced that Dyer Street near Dorrance Street will soon become a two?way roadway. ...
04/17/2013
With phase one of the Pocasset River Bridge Rehabilitation Project nearly completed, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) next week will start phase two of the project, shifting all traffic to the two newly reconstructed northbound lanes and eliminating the current weight limit on...
04/16/2013
As part of interim repairs to the Huntington Avenue Viaduct Bridge in the City of Providence, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will temporarily close Troy Street southbound from Magnolia Street to Pilsudski Street. The Huntington Viaduct carries Route 6 (the Olneyville...
04/15/2013
This morning, during a ceremony at Amtrak's Providence Station, Governor Lincoln D. Chafee and other State and Federal leaders gathered to unveil exterior site design improvements to a station that attracts more than one million Amtrak and Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)...
04/12/2013
For the third year in a row, the Rhode Island State House will again glow orange as a reminder to motorists of the importance of driving carefully in work zones. AAA Southern New England and the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) are partnering to illuminate the State House dome...
04/12/2013
Governor Lincoln D. Chafee and Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) Director Michael P. Lewis will be joined by Senator Jack Reed, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, Congressman Jim Langevin, and Congressman David Cicilline on Monday, April 15, 2013 at 11:30 a.m. to unveil site design...
04/05/2013
Governor Lincoln D. Chafee and the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced the first contract in a new bridge preservation program aimed at improved maintenance of bridges in the I-95 corridor from Warwick to Providence. The goal of the program is to address issues...
04/04/2013
Governor Lincoln D. Chafee and Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) Director Michael P. Lewis will head to the West Bay on Friday, April 5, 2013 to announce a new bridge preservation program aimed at better maintenance of State-owned bridges. A press conference will be held at 2 p.m....
03/29/2013
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced that it has hired Rosamaria Amoros to lead its Office of Communications, effective April 22, 2013. Most recently the Director of Strategic Marketing and Communications with Save The Bay, Amoros has more than 15 years of...