State Government Press Releases

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Governor Chafee joined the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) and East Providence Mayor Bruce Rogers today to celebrate the reopening of the Ten Mile River Bridges in East Providence. Originally scheduled to reopen in late 2013, RIDOT worked with its contractor to reduce the closure...
Today, along the Seekonk River in the City of East Providence, Governor Lincoln D. Chafee joined Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) officials and other Federal, State and local dignitaries to celebrate the completion of Waterfront Drive. This new 1.1 mile-roadway directly links...
Governor Lincoln D. Chafee and U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse will be in Coventry at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, December 3, 2012 to mark the rededication of the Laurel Avenue Bridge as the Major-General Nathanael Greene Memorial Bridge. The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (...
On Friday, November 30, 2012, Governor Lincoln Chafee will be joined by Senator Jack Reed and Senator Sheldon Whitehouse as they celebrate the completion of two Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) projects, Waterfront Drive and Ten Mile River Bridges. Also anticipated to attend the...
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) has organized two workshops next week to allow the public to learn more and ask questions about the financial challenges the State faces in properly maintaining four of Rhode Island's largest bridges, and the possibility of tolling the Sakonnet...
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,...