State Government Press Releases

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The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) has developed a new approach for identifying and addressing safety and congestion problem locations. Called Rhode Island's Strategically Targeted Affordable Roadway Solutions (RI*STARS), the Department intends to issue contracts for...
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) announced that it will begin the rehabilitation of a bridge carrying off-ramp traffic from Exit 4 on I-195 East to Veterans Memorial Parkway in East Providence on Saturday, November 17, 2012. This work will require a partial closure of the exit...
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) announced that it will reopen the Laurel Avenue Bridge in Coventry today at approximately 2 p.m. The bridge has been closed since April 2010, when historic flooding forced the closure of many bridges in Kent County and South County. Through...
Governor Lincoln D. Chafee and the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) announced that the first repair contract for road damage caused by Hurricane Sandy is scheduled to begin tomorrow, Saturday, November 3, 2012 just five days after the storm hit Rhode Island. Workers from J.H....
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-...