State Government Press Releases

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02/25/2021
As part of a $3 million project to make a number of safety improvements for Route 37 close to its intersection with Natick Avenue in Cranston, RIDOT will install a right lane shift for Route 37 westbound traffic starting Friday night, February 26 at 8 p.m. The shift will be in place for...
01/31/2021
With heavy wet snow and high winds expected to impact Rhode Island, Governor Gina M. Raimondo has issued a proclamation prohibiting tractor-trailer trucks from all state highways effective at 5 a.m. tomorrow, Monday, February 1. This restriction will aid in the Rhode Island Department of...
01/29/2021
Starting tomorrow, Saturday, January 30, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation is temporarily closing lanes on I-95 South Exit 9 to Route 4 South in East Greenwich for work on the Division Street Bridge project. During the day tomorrow up to two of the three lanes will be closed at the...
01/25/2021
As part of the replacement of the Louisquisset Pike Bridge, which carries Route 146 over Route 116 (George Washington Highway) in Lincoln, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will close Route 116 at the bridge for five consecutive nights, starting on Sunday, January 31. The...
01/20/2021
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is currently scheduled to shift travel lanes on Route 5 (Greenwich Avenue) near Knight Street in Warwick on Thursday, February 11 for reconstruction of the Pontiac Bridge over the Pawtuxet River. The Department also will reduce travel lanes...
01/13/2021
The annual report by the Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety on highway safety laws and enforcement across the United States puts Rhode Island among the top states in the country for highway safety, tying with New York as the top state in the organization's 2021 Roadmap of State Highway Safety...
01/12/2021
Starting Friday, January 22, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will make additional changes to traffic patterns on the Henderson Bridge in East Providence and Providence, shifting all travel lanes to the side of the bridge carrying eastbound traffic toward East Providence. This...
01/08/2021
New lane shifts for both I-95 northbound and southbound traffic in southern Rhode Island begin on Monday night, January 11 as part of the Rhode Island Department of Transportation's (RIDOT) $21.3 million project to replace the Kingston Road Bridge at Exit 3 in Richmond. RIDOT has completed...
12/28/2020
Today, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) began lane closures on the Henderson Expressway westbound as part of its $84.4 million Henderson Bridge Replacement Project in East Providence and Providence. Those on the Henderson Expressway eastbound (which includes the Henderson...
12/22/2020
During the daytime hours on Monday, December 28, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will begin lane closures as part of its $84.4 million Henderson Bridge Replacement Project in East Providence and Providence. The closures are a necessary step prior to a traffic shift on the...