State Government Press Releases

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05/19/2016
Governor Gina M. Raimondo and Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza joined with Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) Director Peter Alviti, Jr. today to tour the Pleasant Valley Parkway Bridge project in Providence and to view one example of the many deficient bridges which RIDOT is going to...
05/17/2016
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) announced today that as it is closing the books on the 2015-16 winter season, it is seeing a sharp reduction in the number of potholes thanks in large part to its decision to deploy automated pothole patching machines. Dubbed the "Pothole...
05/11/2016
As part of an ongoing bridge preservation project, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will be temporarily closing Metro Center Boulevard to southbound traffic from Kilvert Street to just north of 100 Metro Center Boulevard (the area over the Airport Connector) in Warwick. The...
05/05/2016
One year after its debut, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT)'s investment in wrong-way driving detection technology is proving to be very successful none of the 47 wrong-way driving incidents where these systems have been installed has resulted in a wrong-way crash. "We are...
05/03/2016
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) announced, with the release of its new quarterly report this past weekend, that it soon will advertise for a contractor to build a new pedestrian bridge connecting the east and west sides of the Providence River in the footprint of the former I-...
05/02/2016
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is pleased to announce the first publication of its Quarterly Report for RhodeWorks, which represents the Department's new way of doing business. The report is available on RIDOT's website at www.dot.ri.gov/performance. "This is a new way...
04/26/2016
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) late this week will be closing a portion of Route 102 (Chopmist Hill Road) in order to replace a damaged culvert that carries a stream under Route 102, just south of its intersection with Snake Hill Road, in Glocester. The road closure is...
04/25/2016
Governor Gina M. Raimondo joined with Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) officials today to tour RIDOT's accelerated bridge reconstruction project for the East Shore Expressway and McCormick Quarry bridges in East Providence, two examples of the many deficient bridges which RIDOT is...
04/14/2016
Effective Monday, April 18, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will be closing the Hopkins Hollow Bridge for repairs for about three weeks. The concrete and stone arch bridge, built back in 1924, carries approximately 200 vehicles per day on Hopkins Hollow Road over Roaring...
04/13/2016
Improved winter storm operations and dramatically reduced pothole claims are among the messages being delivered as the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) hosts officials from Departments of Transportation from across the country. The Clear Roads Spring Meeting is taking place...