State Government Press Releases

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05/11/2021
Starting on Friday night, May 14, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will implement new lane closures on city streets in Providence related to the ongoing $265 million Providence Viaduct Northbound Project, which is rebuilding 10 bridges along with the nearly 1,300-foot long I-...
05/03/2021
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will temporarily close a portion of Winsor Avenue in Johnston to repair a 200-foot section of deteriorated drainage pipe on Wednesday, May 5. The closure will be in effect from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and is in the area of 26-32 Winsor Avenue.
05/03/2021
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will temporarily close Greenville Avenue (Route 5) at the I-295 overpass in Johnston during overnight hours on Wednesday, May 5 from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. The closure is needed so RIDOT can dismantle a temporary bridge used during the $16.5 million...
04/30/2021
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will mill and pave two section of I-95 in Richmond and Pawtucket next week to improve the riding surface following bridge construction projects. On Sunday, May 2 RIDOT will mill I-95 South followed by I-95 North on Monday, May 3 at the Baker...
04/30/2021
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will take the Union Village Railroad Bridge in North Smithfield down to one lane with alternating direction controlled by a temporary traffic signal on each side of the bridge starting on Friday night, May 14. The traffic change allows RIDOT to...
04/30/2021
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will take the Union Village Railroad Bridge in North Smithfield down to one lane with alternating direction controlled by a temporary traffic signal on each side of the bridge starting on Friday night, May 14. The traffic change allows RIDOT to...
04/30/2021
Starting Saturday, May 15, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will close the Park Avenue Railroad Bridge in Cranston to all traffic for approximately four months for demolition and reconstruction. The bridge carries Park Avenue (Route 12) over Amtrak's Northeast Corridor,...
04/28/2021
National Work Zone Awareness Week is April 26-30, 2021 With the start of a new construction season, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is reminding motorists to reduce their speeds and drive safely in work zones to keep the thousands of men and women safe...
04/26/2021
As part of its $11.7 million project to replace the Park Avenue Railroad Bridge, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation is planning an overnight closure of the bridge on Tuesday, May 4. The bridge carries Park Avenue (Route 12) over Amtrak's Northeast Corridor, between Elmwood Avenue (Route...
04/22/2021
Governor Dan McKee joined the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today to officially launch the Department's new "Clean Rhodes" anti-litter initiative and highlight the #RIMillionPieces challenge. The Governor, First Lady Susan McKee, Lt. Governor Sabina Matos, RIDOT Director Peter...