State Government Press Releases

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08/09/2013
The following work is scheduled to take place on Rhode Island's Interstate highways from August 10-16, 2013. These operations include exit closures. All schedules are weather-dependent and subject to change. Follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/RIDOTNews for up-to-the-minute travel information.
08/09/2013
Effective Tuesday, August 13, a portion of Chestnut Street in Providence, from Pine Street to Clifford Street, will close for National Grid utility work. WHAT: National Grid will be preparing to build a new drainage structure along the roadway and upgrade the existing electrical system. This...
08/07/2013
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin and Michael P. Lewis, director of the RI Department of Transportation (RIDOT), announced the closing on a deal for RIDOT's purchase of approximately 52 acres of archaeologically important land in Narragansett, effectively ending a contentious dispute in which...
08/06/2013
On Wednesday, August 7, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will begin the Magnolia Street Bridge Demolition Project in Providence. The Magnolia Street Bridge, which carries Route 6 East over the Plainfield Street ramps just before its intersection with Route 10, is 63 years old...
08/02/2013
The following work is scheduled to take place on Rhode Island's Interstate highways from August 3-9, 2013. These operations include full highway and exit closures. All schedules are weather-dependent and subject to change. Follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/RIDOTNews for up-to-the-minute...
07/29/2013
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced the recipients of the 2013 Highway Safety Champion Awards. The Awards recognize law enforcement officers for their outstanding performance in carrying out speed, occupant-protection, and alcohol-impaired enforcement activities...
07/26/2013
RThe following work is scheduled to take place on Rhode Island's Interstate highways from July 27 - August 2, 2013. This work includes full highway and exit closures. All schedules are weather-dependent and subject to change. Follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/RIDOTNews for up-to-the-minute...
07/22/2013
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is working on steel and concrete repairs to a bridge that carries Route 37 over Jefferson Boulevard in Warwick. This project will require extended lane closures on Route 37 East, starting with the right lane, which will be closed between Exit...
07/09/2013
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT), along with Federal, state and local officials, will host a groundbreaking ceremony for the Providence Viaduct Replacement Project. The Viaduct represents a central artery in our state and our region. With over 220,000 vehicles crossing daily,...
07/08/2013
Amtrak is completing necessary track work in Rhode Island that will affect MBTA Commuter Rail service between the Providence, T.F. Green and Wickford Junction stations for five consecutive Fridays in July and August. WHAT: As part of an Amtrak project to replace railroad ties across its New...