State Government Press Releases

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07/10/2020
A new truck restriction goes into effect this month for a section of Limerock Road between Douglas Pike (Route 7) in Smithfield and Jenckes Hill Road (Route 123) in Lincoln. It limits commercial truck traffic on this road in accordance with a new state law. Specifically, trucks with a gross...
07/10/2020
Traffic pattern change scheduled to begin next week As part of an ongoing bridge replacement project, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will make a temporary traffic pattern change for both northbound and southbound lanes on a section of I-95 at the Exit 4 (...
07/08/2020
On Thursday, July 9, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will install a lane split on Route 146 North and conduct a weekend closure of Route 104 as part of a $13.9 million design-build project to replace the structurally deficient Farnum Pike Bridge, which carries Route 146 over...
07/08/2020
Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) Director Peter Alviti, Jr. today gathered with local and state leaders to celebrate the completion of the Gano Street Realignment Project in Providence. RIDOT substantially completed the $3.2 million project late last year, eight months ahead of...
07/02/2020
As part of ongoing repairs to the Knight Bridge, which carries I-295 over I-95 South, just prior to Exit 1A in Warwick, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will shift all travel lanes on I-295 North to the left on Monday, July 6. The lane shift will remain in place for...
07/01/2020
Decision made to protect public safety after dozens of overweight trucks observed crossing the posted bridge Effective Thursday, July 2, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will close the Greystone Sluiceway Bridge on the Johnston/North Providence line to...
06/23/2020
Highway traffic should consider using I-295 and Route 146 to avoid congestion and delays The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will begin the next phase of extended-weekend highway lane closures and local street closures on Friday, June 26 for work at the...
06/22/2020
Starting June 29, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will begin deck replacements for the Broadway and Broad Street bridges over I-95 in downtown Providence, between the east and west service roads along I-95. The first phase of this project requires closing half of each...
06/18/2020
Reservations strongly recommended; reduced passenger capacity this season in line with COVID-19 safety protocols The popular Providence to Newport Ferry, including weekend service to Bristol, is returning on Friday, June 26. The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT)
06/15/2020
Lane shifts and ramp changes to affect traffic on the highway and on Route 138 The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will begin a series of traffic changes at the Kingston Road Bridge, which carries I-95 over Route 138 at Exit 3 in Richmond, on Friday, June 26....