State Government Press Releases

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03/01/2017
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) announced that starting today it is beginning the process of removing the old Sakonnet River Bridge. The bridge was closed in 2012 with the opening of the new Sakonnet River Bridge. "We're pleased to inform citizens on both sides of the...
02/22/2017
One year after passage of the landmark RhodeWorks transportation legislation, Rhode Island has initiated millions of dollars of construction projects and puts hundreds of people back to work. At the same time, RhodeWorks has paved the way for a new Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT),
02/07/2017
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced it will begin replacement of the structurally deficient Capron Road Bridge, a bridge that carries local traffic on Capron Road over a tributary of the Woonasquatucket River in Smithfield. The work requires a full closure of the...
02/01/2017
After sitting on the drawing board for more than 30 years, the replacement for the badly deteriorated and structurally deficient network of bridges at the Route 6-10 interchange in Providence is finally moving forward, as the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) has initiated a request-
01/30/2017
Design-build approach to be employed with construction underway by end of 2017. The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced that it is now accepting proposals from construction companies to design and build Rhode Island's newest commuter rail station,...
01/26/2017
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) announced that effective today, Wednesday, January 25, it will be closing the Barton Street Bridge in Pawtucket. The 102-year-old bridge is structurally deficient and had a weight limit of just 5 tons because of its advanced steel deterioration.
12/21/2016
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced that it received six bids for the demolition of the old Sakonnet River Bridge across the Sakonnet River between Portsmouth and Tiverton. The lowest apparent bid of $9.4 million was submitted by S & R Corporation. RIDOT...
12/16/2016
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today submitted a grant application to the U.S. Department of Transportation to fund an enhanced design of the 6/10 Interchange where it intersects with I-95 northbound and the Providence Viaduct northbound. The $226.1 million project will...
12/08/2016
Governor Gina M. Raimondo joined today with Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza and Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) Director Peter Alviti to announce a new road design for the 6/10 Interchange that keeps motorists safe, preserves project budget and timeline, improves regional...
12/05/2016
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced it has initiated a request for proposals (RFP) process to solicit proposals from firms to design, build, operate and maintain all electronic tolling facilities for Rhode Island's truck-only tolling program in accordance with the...