State Government Press Releases

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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...
12/02/2016
Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) officials today were joined by Senator Jack Reed at a ceremony to mark the completion of a resurfacing project to address poor pavement conditions on parts of Route 138 in the South Kingstown villages of Kingston and West Kingston. The $1.1 million...
11/21/2016
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is reminding motorists of the opening of an additional section of two-way traffic on the Apponaug Circulator project as it continues to transform a congested and outdated urban circulator system into a more efficient, safer and accessible...
11/21/2016
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today held a ceremony with local officials to celebrate the early opening of the Great Island Bridge in Narragansett. The project reached substantial completion this month, eight months ahead of its original completion date. RIDOT also...
11/28/2016
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced that RIDOT put $174 million out for bid during the 2016 Federal Fiscal Year (FFY2016) $60 million more than it did in the previous year and $74 million more than it did in FFY2014. The details of the year-end...
11/16/2016
Next phase of two-way traffic for the new circulator scheduled for November 22 The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is moving forward to open an additional section of two-way traffic on the Apponaug Circulator project as it continues to transform a congested and outdated urban...