State Government Press Releases

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05/25/2018
Early this morning at the site of construction work on the South County Freeway Bridge which carries Route 4 northbound over I-95, several temporary steel plates which had been placed over the bridge joints became loose and shifted. A number of vehicles, approximately 15 or 18, went over the...
05/22/2018
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced the next phase of a multi-bridge project in East Providence with the reopening of the Potter Street Bridge on Tuesday, May 29. The bridge was closed in mid-March for concrete repairs, bridge joint work and resurfacing. The...
05/17/2018
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today unveiled a new vehicle that will greatly increase the Department's ability to maintain its bridges with regular cleanings to remove road salts, sand and other debris. RIDOT purchased a fleet of six of these tanker trucks, which are...
05/09/2018
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced it will close portions of the left and right shoulders at the Route 6-10 interchange in Providence. The traffic pattern changes are needed for utility work being done before RIDOT begins reconstruction of the interchange. The...
05/09/2018
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) and the Rhode Island State Police joined with federal and state leaders today to highlight the upcoming new hands-free law in Rhode Island. The law takes effect on June 1 and prohibits a driver from using a hand-held wireless communication...
04/30/2018
Pilot program to test and research a new high-tech mode of transit The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced that it is accepting proposals from companies who can test and eventually deliver an automated vehicle service to fill a transportation gap...
04/27/2018
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced a series of temporary overnight highway closures for a portion of I-195 in East Providence between the Washington Bridge and the Broadway on-ramp. The closures are needed to allow for the safe demolition of the structurally...
04/27/2018
Rhode Island leading efforts to eliminate racial profiling The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) posted an analysis by Central Connecticut State University's (CCSU) Institute for Municipal and Regional Policy (IMRP) of traffic stops on its website today. The...
04/19/2018
Governor Gina Raimondo and Rhode Island Department of Transportation Director Peter Alviti Jr. marked the start of construction season today with a groundbreaking for repairs to the Horton Farm Bridge in East Providence. The Horton Farm Bridge, which carries the East Shore Expressway to I-195...
04/11/2018
New traffic pattern goes into effect this week The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) has started repairs to the structurally deficient Big River Bridge, which carries Route 3 (Nooseneck Hill Road) over the Big River in West Greenwich. It is located about a half...