State Government Press Releases

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Governor Lincoln D. Chafee and the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) announced today another expansion of a program designed to give real-time travel information to motorists on Rhode Island highways. This latest addition to the program includes all of I-195 from the Massachusetts...
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will help brighten the holidays for Rhode Islanders in need by presenting a check for $1,225 to the Rhode Island Community Food Bank at 200 Niantic Avenue in Providence on Friday, December 9, 2011 at 11 a.m. RIDOT's donation, equal to 3,675...
With steady rain predicted for one of the heaviest travel periods of the year, The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is asking drivers to take it slow and plan ahead before visiting family and friends this Thanksgiving. Forecasts indicate between one and two inches of rain could...
Beginning this week, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is lowering the speed limit on Route 24 in Portsmouth from 50 miles per hour to 40 miles per hour. This speed reduction will be implemented on Route 24 North only, starting one mile north of Exit 2 (Boyds Lane) and...
In time for increased travel associated with the upcoming holiday season, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) announced today it will be providing travel time information on I-95 on weekends. Beginning today, Monday, November 21, 2011, RIDOT will make travel times available...
Governor Lincoln D. Chafee, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT), and the Rhode Island Airport Corporation (RIAC) are reminding commuters and airport travelers that expansion of commuter rail service to T.F. Green Station in Warwick begins next week on Monday, November 14, 2011....
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will be holding a Rhode Island Community Food Bank Thanksgiving fundraiser on Thursday, November 10, 2011 at 1 p.m. in the lobby of RIDOT's Providence headquarters at Two Capitol Hill. All of the money raised through staff donations will go...
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is scheduled to reopen Exit 28 (School Street) on I-95 North in Pawtucket on Sunday, November 6, 2011. The exit had been closed since September 11. During the closure period, RIDOT built a portion of a bridge structure that will temporarily...
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...