State Government Press Releases

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10/27/2016
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation will re-open the Clarence L. Hussey Memorial Bridge in Wickford on Thursday, October 27, 2016 in the late afternoon, around 3:30 p.m. The bridge re-opening is about three weeks early. The bridge was closed on September 6 for the second of two...
10/25/2016
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) announced today that it has received proposals from four real estate development firms in response to a request for qualifications (RFQ) for the construction of the Providence Intermodal Transit Center, a facility that will integrate bus and...
10/24/2016
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced that the second phase of the ongoing operation to transition I-95 South travel lanes to the new Providence Viaduct will take place this coming weekend, October 29-30. One lane at a time, RIDOT is moving I-95 southbound traffic...
10/23/2016
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is reminding motorists about the new traffic pattern on I-95 South at Exit 21 (Atwells Avenue), which opened this morning. Tomorrow is the first time weekday commuter traffic will experience the changes, which includes a divided highway...
10/21/2016
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is reminding motorists about upcoming traffic pattern changes on I-95 South at Exit 21 (Atwells Avenue), scheduled to go into effect this weekend with a divided highway configuration. Due to the forecast for rain today, RIDOT is postponing the...
10/18/2016
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced that it is taking immediate steps to rectify traffic congestion on I-95 South in Providence as part of a new traffic pattern on the Providence Viaduct project. Work is scheduled tonight to return the traffic pattern to its prior...
10/17/2016
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is announcing upcoming traffic pattern changes on I-95 South at Exit 21 (Atwells Avenue) as part of the ongoing Providence Viaduct Replacement Project. This work will transition all travel lanes on I-95 South to the new bridge, which is being...
10/13/2016
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced that the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) have approved RIDOT's 10-year transportation plan a first for Rhode Island and only the third long-range plan of its type adopted...
10/11/2016
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) announced today that it has initiated the process of selecting a contractor to remove the vacant old Sakonnet River Bridge across the Sakonnet River between Portsmouth and Tiverton. The advertising process for contractors to submit bids will...
10/07/2016
Just in time for the long Columbus Day weekend, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today opened the indoor facility at the truck rest area along I-95 North, located between Exits 2 and 3 in Richmond. The building will offer indoor restrooms daily from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.,...