State Government Press Releases

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02/19/2020
Lane reduction needed for continued construction of new Westminster Street Bridge The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) has closed one of the two westbound lanes on Westminster Street where it passes over Routes 6 and 10 in Providence at the Westminster Street...
02/18/2020
Northbound traffic to be detoured until mid-June The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will temporarily close the northbound travel lane on Hope Street (Route 114) at the Silver Creek Bridge in Bristol on Monday, March 2 to begin the demolition and replacement...
02/05/2020
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will permanently close the Tobey Street on-ramp to Route 6 West in Providence on Tuesday, February 18. The bridge that carries the on-ramp is one of seven structurally deficient bridges being replaced as part of the $410 million Route 6/10...
01/24/2020
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced a temporary shift of the northbound travel lanes on Route 146 where it passes over Route 104 at the Farnum Pike Bridge in North Smithfield. On Monday, January 27, RIDOT will install a right lane shift at the bridge between 9 a.m.
01/21/2020
I-195 among the latest highway segments to be changed The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will start its next highway renumbering project on Tuesday night, January 28, changing exit numbers on I-195 from the I-95 Interchange in Providence to the Massachusetts...
01/17/2020
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced an updated schedule for temporary closures of a part of Route 116 (George Washington Highway) at the Route 146 interchange in Lincoln. The closures begin Sunday, January 26 and will take place during the evening and overnight...
12/19/2019
Dedicated State Police unit aims to save lives and prevent serious injuries from impaired driving crashes The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT), Rhode Island State Police (RISP) and the Rhode Island Attorney General Office (RIAG) today announced the creation of...
12/17/2019
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced lane closures on sections of Route 6 and I-295 to improve the visibility of temporary lane striping in bridge construction zones. The closures are scheduled to take place Friday, December 20 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Lane...
12/13/2019
Extra police patrols on the roads through the end of year Drivers on Rhode Island roads can expect to see an increased level of police enforcement throughout the state coinciding with the national "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" impaired driving campaign, the Rhode Island...
12/05/2019
Project wraps up six months ahead of schedule; $500,000 under budget Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) Director Peter Alviti, Jr. joined with state and local officials today to mark the early completion of the Oxford Street Bridge, which carries one of the...