State Government Press Releases

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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...
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) announced today that it will temporarily change the traffic patterns on Route 24 near the Sakonnet River Bridge in Tiverton. This is scheduled to begin tonight, Thursday, May 31, 2012 with the new patterns finalized by Tuesday, June 5. This...
Now that the Summer season is approaching, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) has been doing its part to keep its roadways safer for Ocean State motorists by investing $10 million in several safety enhancements, with additional improvements planned for the future. "We are...
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) and the Rhode Island Legislative Black and Latino Caucus announced today that they will seek proposals from community-based organizations for seat belt education campaigns. The Department is making $1 million available over a four-year period...
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) announced today that it will temporarily shut down the power in the Transportation Management Center tomorrow morning, Saturday, May 19, for planned heating and ventilation work. Access to the Travel Advisories website and online traffic...
On Friday, May 18, nearly 150 high school freshmen, sophomores and juniors can become engineers for a day at the 6th Annual Engineering Career Day. From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the University of Rhode Island's Kingston campus, students will be introduced to career opportunities from experts in the...
"What do I want to be when I grow up?" It's a tough question for many Rhode Island teenagers. To help some 1,300 youth find the answers, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT), the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the University of Rhode Island Transportation Center (URITC)...
This morning, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood joined Governor Lincoln Chafee, Senator Jack Reed and Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) Director Michael Lewis at the Wickford Junction Train Station and Garage to help celebrate the opening of Rhode Island's newest commuter...
The majestic Rhode Island State House will again glow orange as a reminder to motorists of the importance of driving carefully in work zones. AAA Southern New England and the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) are partnering to illuminate the State House dome orange for the week of...
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) announced that on Friday, April 20, 2012, it will open the first span of the new Pawtucket River Bridge to traffic on I-95 North. The opening of this structure will allow RIDOT to lift the northbound 18-ton weight limit that has required trucks...