State Government Press Releases

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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...
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) announced today that it has started construction of three steel arches for the first element of the new Pawtucket River Bridge. The arches are one of the most decorative elements of the new span. Using prefabricated sections of steel, RIDOT...
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) announced today that a portion of I-95 North in Pawtucket will be closed during the early morning hours on Monday, October 17, to remove an overhead sign. Northbound lanes will be closed from midnight to 4 a.m. between Exit 27 (Downtown) and...
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) announced today that a portion of I-95 North in Pawtucket will be closed during the early morning hours on Wednesday, October 12, to remove an overhead sign. Northbound lanes will be closed from midnight to 4 a.m. between Exit 27 (Downtown) and...
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) announced today that it will reopen the center channel under the old Sakonnet River Bridge this weekend. RIDOT will move construction barges from the center channel by 5 p.m. tomorrow, Saturday, October 1, 2011. The U.S. Coast Guard expects to...