State Government Press Releases

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06/09/2017
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced that Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) improvements are slated for a 2.7 mile portion of East Main Road, from Turnpike Avenue to Boyds Lane, in Portsmouth. The project also includes a small segment of Park Avenue, from Chase...
06/08/2017
The transportation technology of tomorrow could be coming to Rhode Island, as the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today issued a Request for Information (RFI) from companies with expertise in connected and autonomous vehicles (CAV) and other technologies. The intent of the RFI is...
06/07/2017
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced it has signed a contract with Kapsch Traffic Com IVHS Inc. to design and build the all-electronic tolling facilities and associated infrastructure for Rhode Island's truck-only tolling program. The company will also operate and...
05/30/2017
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) announced the rescheduled date for the change in temporary traffic patterns for I-195 West in Providence. This work was scheduled last week, but persistent wet weather forced its postponement to this week. Ongoing preventive maintenance...
05/26/2017
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced that another shift to the temporary traffic patterns on I-195 in Providence will go into effect next week. Ongoing preventive maintenance work will still require a divided highway configuration between the I-95 interchange and...
05/25/2017
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today released a chart to show the anticipated revenue and expenses of the RhodeWorks tolling program. These revenues and expenses were developed by our engineers and are based on an actual Level Three traffic study and defined contract costs.
05/24/2017
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the dedication of its new Portsmouth Maintenance Facility, a much-needed improvement for personnel and equipment tasked with taking care of state roads throughout most of Bristol and Newport...
05/19/2017
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is asking motorists to allow extra travel time or consider alternate routes through Apponaug village in Warwick. As construction winds down on the first four roundabouts in the Apponaug Circulator project, lane closures are necessary to ensure...
05/19/2017
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will start construction on a roundabout at the intersection of Route 102 and Route 117 in Coventry as part of an intersection safety improvement contract set to get underway this week. The $4.5 million project, with a construction cost of $2....
05/18/2017
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) and the Rhode Island National Guard today announced enhanced free train service to the Rhode Island National Guard Open House and Air Show this weekend, May 20 and 21. The Air Show attracts about 90,000 people and last year 4,000 rode the...