State Government Press Releases

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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...
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) announced that it is scheduled to open the second span of the new Pawtucket River Bridge as early as Friday, September 14, 2012. The opening of this structure will allow RIDOT to shift I-95 South to the new span and fully lift the bridge's 18-...
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) announced that it is instituting temporary restrictions for trucks at the Route 6/Route 10 Interchange in Providence beginning this weekend. Trucks heading east on Route 6 and those heading south on the Route 6/Route 10 Connector will be...
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) announced that it has reopened the Frenchtown Brook Bridge in East Greenwich about one month earlier than originally planned. The bridge opened at approximately 1 p.m. this afternoon. The scheduled closure period was for no more than 65 days,
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT), Warwick Mayor Scott Avedisian and Cranston Mayor Allan Fung today announced the completion of work on the bridge spanning the Pawtuxet River in Pawtuxet Village. The project included repair to the existing red brick sidewalks on both sides...
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) announced today that beginning on Wednesday, August 22, 2012, it will temporarily reduce the number of travel lanes on a portion of Route 2 (Reservoir Avenue) in Cranston from four to two because of the rehabilitation of the Pocasset River...