State Government Press Releases

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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-...
Members of the media are invited to join Senator Jack Reed, Town of Smithfield officials and Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) officials tomorrow, Friday, October 19, 2012 at 2:30 p.m. to celebrate the early opening of the Stillwater Viaduct in Smithfield. While there, guests will...
Governor Lincoln D. Chafee and Senator Jack Reed this morning joined Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) Director Michael P. Lewis to officially open the new Sakonnet River Bridge. This vital link to Aquidneck Island carries Route 24 and connects Tiverton and Portsmouth. With the...
Governor Lincoln Chafee will be joined by the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) and Pawtucket Mayor Donald Grebien on Friday, October 5, to tour the second of four murals being painted as part of the Governor's Gateway Beautification Program. The tour will take place at 2 p.m....
This afternoon during a State Room ceremony at the Rhode Island State House, Governor Lincoln D. Chafee signed the 2012 Strategic Highway Safety Plan (SHSP), a data-driven strategic approach to help reduce fatalities and serious injuries on Rhode Island roadways. Flanked by Rhode Island...
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today welcomed Danish Transport Minister Henrik Dam Kristensen, who is visiting Rhode Island to learn more about the successes of the Iway (I-195 Relocation Project). The meeting included information on how the Department designed, funded...
Governor Lincoln D. Chafee and the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) this afternoon announced that the new Sakonnet River Bridge is scheduled to open to Route 24 southbound traffic on Friday, September 28, 2012. This opening will remove the 18-ton weight limit for all vehicles. "...
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) announced that it will reopen George Street in Pawtucket to two-way traffic tonight, Friday, September 21, at approximately 6:30 p.m. Traffic has been limited to one-way traffic since last year to replace the bridge carrying George Street over I-
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) announced that next week it will begin work on I-195 in Providence that will involve nightly lane closures through mid-Fall 2012. The work is part of the Iway (I-195 Relocation) Project and is aimed at reducing road noise from the elevated...