State Government Press Releases

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The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) has announced that it will begin temporary, early-morning closures of I-95 North in Pawtucket on Wednesday, July 11, 2012. The restrictions, which are expected to last approximately three weeks, will be in place weekdays from midnight to 4 a.m.
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) announced that it is starting the construction of a new linear park and bikeway over the old Washington Bridge between Providence and East Providence. Due to the construction, the Department must close the portion of the East Bay Bike Path that...
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is joining national efforts to encourage safe driving over the Independence Day holiday. Police officials across the country will step up their drinking and driving enforcement efforts, and motorists can expect to see an increased police...
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is reminding rail commuters that on Sunday, July 1, 2012 Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) service and fare changes will go into effect. The travel fare on an MBTA commuter train between Wickford Junction and T.F. Green...
Governor Lincoln D. Chafee and the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) announced today that the receipt of $10 million from the U.S. Department of Transportation's TIGER (Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery) grant program will allow the Department to accelerate the...
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) announced that tomorrow, Wednesday, June 20, 2012, it will activate a flashing yellow arrow traffic signal at the intersection of Langworthy Road and Route 1 (Post Road) in Westerly. This is the second flashing yellow arrow signal RIDOT has...
As motorcyclists around the State gear up for the 21st annual Ride to Work Day on Monday, June 18, The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) would like to remind riders and motorists to safely share the road. "There are economic and environmental benefits to riding a motorcycle, and...
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) announced today that it will temporarily close Exit 5 (Route 138, Main Road) on Route 24 North in Tiverton on Wednesday, June 20, 2012. The closure is needed to allow construction to move forward on Route 24 to align the highway with the new...
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) announced today that it will reopen the Garden Street Bridge over I-95 in Pawtucket on Thursday, June 7, 2012. The bridge had been closed since May 2011 for reconstruction as part of a larger project to replace the Pawtucket River Bridge on I-95.
Today Governor Lincoln Chafee unveiled a new initiative to beautify Rhode Island Interstate gateways by announcing a newly-installed mural on the southern abutment of the Wampanoag Overpass bridge on I-195 in East Providence, Rhode Island. The mural, depicting sailboats in a Narragansett Bay...