State Government Press Releases

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Last evening, Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) Director Michael P. Lewis accepted the New England Railroad Club 2011 Presidents' Award for the InterLink. The InterLink is the intermodal station at T.F. Green Airport that provides a direct link to the Northeast Corridor and...
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) announced today that it will close the Cove Bridge tomorrow, Friday, November 4, 2011. The bridge carries Hummocks Point Road over a tidal inlet in the Island Park area of Portsmouth. The results of a recent inspection revealed deterioration...
Governor Lincoln D. Chafee and the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) together with the Rhode Island Airport Corporation (RIAC) are announcing the expansion of commuter rail service to T.F. Green Station in Warwick. The new schedule, which takes effect on Monday, November 14, 2011,...
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) announced today that motorists should expect delays along I-95 North in East Greenwich and West Greenwich tomorrow, Tuesday, November 1, for resurfacing operations. The right shoulder and right lane on I-95 North will be closed from just...
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) has started a project to increase motorist awareness of sharp curves at three locations on I-95 in Providence and Pawtucket. A recent study of these areas showed that improvements could be made to decrease crash rates. Through a $256,000...
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) wants to make cyclists and other users of the East Bay Bike Path aware of upcoming sewer construction by the City of East Providence. The work will require the closure of a 2.5-mile segment of the bikeway from the bike path parking lot on...
This morning the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) and the City of Pawtucket held a groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of a new Conant Street Railroad Bridge. The project will pave the way for future site improvements and economic development in this industrial area. ...
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is scheduled to close the left lane on I-295 North and South on the Cumberland/Lincoln town line beginning Sunday, October 23, 2011, for work associated with the rehabilitation of the Blackstone Viaduct. The 688-foot bridge carries the...
Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) Director Michael P. Lewis will join Pawtucket Mayor Donald Grebien and other dignitaries on Friday, October 21, 2011 to break ground on the Conant Street Railroad Bridge Replacement Project. The ceremony will be held at 10:00 a.m. on the Bridge in...
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is correcting a report released today by Transportation for America. The report lists an incorrect number of structurally deficient bridges for Rhode Island. The number that "The State of Our Nation's Busiest Bridges" uses for the Providence...