State Government Press Releases

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01/21/2016
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) announced that effective today, Thursday, January 21, a weight limit for trucks will be in place on the Broad Street Bridge in Pawtucket. The change also impacts the nearby Barton Street Bridge, as both structures share common supporting...
12/22/2015
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is working to replace the Pleasant Valley Parkway Bridge, which carries Dean Street over the Woonasquatucket River in Providence. This will allow the Department to reopen this vital link for residents and commuters several months earlier than...
12/21/2015
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) announced that it is making repairs to the Hamlet Avenue Bridge, which carries Route 122 (Hamlet Avenue) over the Blackstone River in Woonsocket. The Hamlet Avenue Bridge is classified as structurally deficient, with the majority of its...
12/11/2015
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is reminding motorists that it plans to temporarily close two highway ramps leading to I-95 South in Providence this weekend. The ramps which take traffic from Memorial Boulevard to I-95 South and from Route 6/10 inbound to I-95 South will...
12/04/2015
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) announced today that it plans, weather depending, to temporarily close two highway ramps leading to I-95 South in Providence on December 12, lasting approximately 30 hours. The affected ramps take traffic from Memorial Boulevard to I-95 South...
12/02/2015
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) and the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) today announced the expansion of bus service to the Wickford Junction Transit Center in North Kingstown. Effective Monday, December 7, 2015, this move will provide one-stop consolidated...
11/25/2015
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) announced today that it has partially opened the new Great Island Bridge in Narragansett, removing a weight limit that prohibited large trucks from crossing the span for the past 20 years. The bridge is the only point of access to Great Island,...
11/24/2015
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will be heading into the upcoming winter storm season armed with new plows, additional drivers, automated pothole patching technology and the state's first-ever strategic salt reserve to protect against national road salt shortages experienced...
11/16/2015
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced it is reorganizing personnel and purchasing equipment to enable the Department to use in-house forces to apply roadway pavement markings on 3,300 lane miles of state roads throughout Rhode Island. The striping crews and...
10/30/2015
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) announced today that it is tentatively scheduled to close the off-ramp from I-95 South to Route 37 West (Exit 14B) for bridge repairs beginning Monday, November 2. The daytime restrictions are necessary for RIDOT Bridge Maintenance crews to...