State Government Press Releases

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Governor Lincoln D. Chafee and the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) are reminding commuters that the "Wickford Wintertime Wednesdays" promotion, an invitation to try commuter rail service for free, begins tomorrow, Wednesday, January 23, 2013. The program runs each Wednesday...
When the morning radio or television station is giving the bad news about slow traffic on Route 4 and I-95 because of snowy conditions, many South County commuters won't be concerned because they take commuter rail to work in Providence. Those who are thinking about joining them in the hassle-free...
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) has announced that it will seek a second round of proposals from community-based organizations for seat belt education campaigns. Back in September 2012, RIDOT awarded three community-based organizations with seat belt education grants...
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is expanding its real-time travel information program that currently exists on I-95 and I-195 to now include Route 146. Effective Tuesday, January 8, 2013, RIDOT's existing electronic message board on Route 146 Southbound just before Branch...
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) announced that it will close three lanes on I-95 North in Warwick and Cranston on Wednesday, December 19, 2012, for pavement repairs on the highway. The restrictions will take place from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. between Exit 14 (Route 37) and Exit 16 (...
Governor Lincoln D. Chafee has announced that through a Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) construction contract, the next repair project for road damage caused by Hurricane Sandy is set to begin. Effective Tuesday, December 18, 2012, Poppasquash Road in Bristol will be closed to...
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced that it will close the State-owned Manville Hill Road Bridge on the Cumberland/Lincoln line effective this afternoon. The 58-year-old bridge carries Manville Hill Road over the Blackstone River, the Blackstone River Bikeway and...
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) has announced that this morning it reopened Exit 27 (Downtown) from I-95 Southbound using a temporary ramp. This is approximately three months earlier than originally anticipated. Back in September, when the Department opened the second span...
Governor Lincoln D. Chafee and the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) have announced that the next repair project for road damage caused by Hurricane Sandy is now underway on Ocean Drive in the City of Newport. As part of the repair project, a portion of the road is anticipated to...
Governor Lincoln D. Chafee and U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse joined officials from the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) and other Federal, State and local officials today to rededicate the Laurel Avenue Bridge as the Major-General Nathanael Greene Memorial Bridge.