State Government Press Releases

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10/15/2015
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) announced today new steps to protect the environment, while continuing to tackle inherited challenges that have been ignored for too many years. For the first time ever, the Department has included $111.9 million in funding for drainage...
09/10/2015
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) announced today that it is seeking qualified bidders to inspect and inventory its statewide system of catch basins, manholes and outfalls in an ongoing effort to better meet state and federal stormwater drainage regulations and make necessary...
09/02/2015
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) announced that it will begin shifting traffic to the new Central (White Church) Bridge in Barrington by the end of the day today, Wednesday, September 2. Part of a $15.4 million bridge replacement contract, this shift will allow the Department...
09/01/2015
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) announced today that it has awarded contracts for two resurfacing projects that will greatly enhance sections of Route 4 and Route 1 in North Kingstown and South Kingstown, respectively. A popular path for summer travelers and commuters, the...
08/31/2015
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) announced that it has completed the accelerated inspection of 230 structurally deficient bridges by the promised mid-August timeframe. The program resulted in the emergency closure and accelerated reconstruction of the Park Avenue Bridge in...
08/31/2015
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) announced today that will close the north sidewalk on the Atwells Avenue Bridge for approximately two months beginning Wednesday, September 2. Part of an ongoing bridge rehabilitation project, the closure will allow crews to begin repairing the...
08/24/2015
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) announced that effective today, it will assume maintenance and operations of the Wickford Junction commuter rail station in North Kingstown. The move will not only streamline facility operations but also achieve an estimated 10-year savings of $...
08/17/2015
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced work is scheduled to begin on the Pleasant Valley Parkway Bridge replacement project; the bridge, originally built in 1973, carries Dean Street over the Woonasquatucket River in Providence and is one of 230 bridges in the state...
08/07/2015
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) announced today the Mineral Spring Avenue Bridge over the Moshassuck River in Pawtucket will be temporarily posted for 18 tons effective this evening. Travel lanes on Mineral Spring Avenue at the bridge will be narrowed, and a truck detour...
07/31/2015
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced that it is undertaking an additional environmental study mandated by the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), under the Section 7 Consultation provision of the federal Endangered Species Act, prior to the demolition of the...