State Government Press Releases

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12/30/2022
Beginning on Tuesday, January 3, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will make a series of additional changes to ease congestion caused by the reconstruction of the Pell Bridge Ramps in Newport, in order to improve traffic flows through the project. During the last week, RIDOT...
12/28/2022
As part of the ongoing Route 6/10 Interchange project, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will temporarily close lanes on Friday, December 30 on a section of Route 6 East, just prior to the Hartford Avenue exit in Providence for paving. RIDOT will keep at least one lane open...
12/23/2022
Because of rapidly falling temperatures expected late this afternoon and evening, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is urging motorists to reduce their speed and drive cautiously as roadway surfaces freeze. RIDOT will be pre-treating roads as soon as rainfall ceases today,...
12/21/2022
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation today updated the weight limit for heavy trucks using the bridge that carries Route 37 westbound over Amtrak's Northeast Corridor, close to the Post Road (Route 1) interchange in Warwick. The new limit will be 5 tons, requiring any commercial vehicle...
12/15/2022
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will start paving on Route 6 East and West on Saturday, December 17 in the area of the Glenbridge Avenue Bridge, just east of the Killingly Street interchange. This will require lane closures. The Saturday paving will be on the eastbound...
12/08/2022
Delays are likely; seek alternate routes During the daytime hours on Friday, December 9, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will close lanes on Route 6 East and West in the area of the Glenbridge Avenue Bridge, just east of the Killingly Street interchange, in...
12/07/2022
Change will remove last traffic from the "road to nowhere" During the week of December 12, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will change the traffic patterns at the Pell Bridge Ramps project in Newport that will affect drivers on Route 138 West and Newport's...
12/07/2022
A national report released this week gives Rhode Island high marks when it comes to highway safety initiatives and traffic safety laws that help reduce crashes that result in serious injuries and fatalities. The Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety ranked Rhode Island in the top tier of...
11/29/2022
As part of the ongoing Route 6/10 Interchange project, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will temporarily close one of the two lanes on Route 10 South in Providence, between the Route 6 West exit and the Westminster Street overpass, for an extended weekend from 7 p.m. on Friday,
11/16/2022
As part of the ongoing Washington Bridge project, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will install a lane split on I-195 West in East Providence, just prior to the bridge, on Friday night, November 18. The new traffic pattern creates a work zone in the middle of the bridge for...