State Government Press Releases

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03/21/2019
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced it will be performing steel repairs this summer to the Diamond Hill Road Bridge, which carries Diamond Hill Road over I-295 in Cumberland. This will strengthen the bridge's superstructure, avoiding any traffic or weight...
03/14/2019
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will temporarily close Exit 22 B/C from I-95 North to Route 6 West and Providence Place. On Wednesday night, March 13 from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m., the exit will close for some preliminary exploratory work before the start of the project in about one...
02/28/2019
Traffic change necessary for replacement of Park Avenue Bridge over the Pocasset River The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced it will implement a detour for a portion of Route 12 (Park Avenue) in Cranston effective Monday, March 11. The detour is...
02/25/2019
Additional funding aiding states with high percentage of poor bridge decks The federal government will be investing an additional $54.5 million in Rhode Island bridge improvement and repair projects this year thanks to provisions in a new spending law authored by U.S. Senator...
02/21/2019
"Little Roady Shuttle" to aid research on autonomous vehicle technology" Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) Director Peter Alviti, Jr., along with state and local officials, today hosted a demonstration of autonomous vehicle technology at the Quonset Business...
02/19/2019
Traffic change necessary for Centerville Road Bridge rehabilitation The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is reminding motorists that it will implement a detour for a portion of Route 117 East in Warwick effective tomorrow, Wednesday, February 20. This temporary...
02/11/2019
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced the start of the second phase of construction for the Victory Highway Bridge, which carries approximately 9,000 vehicles per day on Route 102 (Victory Highway) over I-95 in West Greenwich. Effective Wednesday, February 13,...
02/11/2019
Traffic change necessary for Centerville Road Bridge rehabilitation The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced it will implement a detour for a portion of Route 117 East in Warwick effective Monday, February 18. The detour is needed to provide a safe...
01/20/2019
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) wants to remind travelers today, January 20, 2019, that as the afternoon progresses, weather conditions will deteriorate and become increasingly dangerous. Between 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. temperatures will start to drop quickly. Rain that...
01/16/2019
Detour goes into effect January 23 The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced it will temporarily close a section of Old Great Road in North Smithfield, where it passes underneath Route 146, on Wednesday, January 23. The bridge over Old Great Road is...