State Government Press Releases

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The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is expanding its reach into social media. Since the Department's first venture into the new media in 2009, RIDOT has used a variety of sites that provide real-time information that gives users what they want the instant they want it. As the...
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) announced that in one week it is expected to begin the final operation needed to open first span of the new Pawtucket River Bridge to traffic on I-95 North. RIDOT will then be able to lift the 18-ton weight limit that has required trucks and...
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) announced today that it will temporarily change the traffic patterns on Hope Street and Thames Street in downtown Bristol to establish two one-way roads. The new traffic patterns are scheduled to go into effect on Monday, April 2, 2012, and...
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is reminding motorists that tomorrow, Tuesday, March 27, 2012, it will close the Stillwater Viaduct in Smithfield. RIDOT must close the bridge to complete a rehabilitation project for the 80-year-old structure, which carries Route 116 (George...
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) announced today it will close the Stillwater Viaduct in Smithfield on Tuesday, March 27, 2012. RIDOT must close the bridge to complete a rehabilitation project for the 80-year-old structure, which carries Route 116 (George Washington Highway)...
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) announced today that a new traffic pattern on I-295 North on the Lincoln/Cumberland line will go into effect during the overnight hours on Thursday, March 29, into Friday, March 30, 2012. This change was expected to take place yesterday, but...
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) announced today that beginning the week of March 18, 2012, motorists on I-295 will encounter a new traffic pattern with only two lanes of travel instead of three at the Blackstone Viaduct on the Lincoln/Cumberland line between Exit 9 (Route 146)
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will join State and local law enforcement officials tomorrow to kick off a new overnight seat belt enforcement campaign. The event will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, March 14, 2012, at the Park & Ride on Route 44 in East Providence....
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) announced today that it will join forces with State and local law enforcement this March to conduct overnight seat belt patrols. This will be the first time the State has funded a seat belt campaign to be conducted almost exclusively at night.
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) announced that it has started assembling the deck for the first span of the new Pawtucket River Bridge project. The deck for this bridge will be built entirely with pre-cast components, which will allow the Department's contactor to complete...