State Government Press Releases

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06/22/2017
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is encouraging Rhode Islanders to leave their cars at home for the daily trip to work, to catch a flight, or to visit the capital city by making in-state travel free on trains between Wickford Junction, T.F. Green and Providence stations. ...
06/21/2017
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) joined with the Rhode Island State Police and the Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation (Resource Recovery) on a new initiative aimed at reducing roadside litter, particularly on highways and other roads leading to the Rhode Island Central...
06/20/2017
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced the second closure of Route 152 (Newman Avenue) at the Newman Avenue Bridge, from Barney Street to the Massachusetts state line. The closure is scheduled to last for two days beginning on Tuesday, June 27. The structurally-...
06/16/2017
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced that another shift to the temporary traffic patterns on I-195 in Providence will go into effect next week. Ongoing preventive maintenance work will still require a divided highway configuration between the I-95 interchange and...
06/09/2017
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced that Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) improvements are slated for a 2.7 mile portion of East Main Road, from Turnpike Avenue to Boyds Lane, in Portsmouth. The project also includes a small segment of Park Avenue, from Chase...
06/08/2017
The transportation technology of tomorrow could be coming to Rhode Island, as the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today issued a Request for Information (RFI) from companies with expertise in connected and autonomous vehicles (CAV) and other technologies. The intent of the RFI is...
06/07/2017
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced it has signed a contract with Kapsch Traffic Com IVHS Inc. to design and build the all-electronic tolling facilities and associated infrastructure for Rhode Island's truck-only tolling program. The company will also operate and...
05/30/2017
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) announced the rescheduled date for the change in temporary traffic patterns for I-195 West in Providence. This work was scheduled last week, but persistent wet weather forced its postponement to this week. Ongoing preventive maintenance...
05/26/2017
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced that another shift to the temporary traffic patterns on I-195 in Providence will go into effect next week. Ongoing preventive maintenance work will still require a divided highway configuration between the I-95 interchange and...
05/25/2017
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today released a chart to show the anticipated revenue and expenses of the RhodeWorks tolling program. These revenues and expenses were developed by our engineers and are based on an actual Level Three traffic study and defined contract costs.