State Government Press Releases

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09/21/2016
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will start work on the McCormick Quarry Bridge in East Providence on Friday, September 23, 2016. As with the recently replaced East Shore Expressway Bridge, this process involves an 80-hour rapid replacement. The McCormick Quarry Bridge...
09/09/2016
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today released final ridership statistics for its seasonal ferry service, from its inaugural launch on Friday, July 1 through its final run on Labor Day weekend. The service proved extremely successful with a total of 33,221 passenger trips on...
09/08/2016
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation is reminding motorists that starting tomorrow night, Friday, September 9 at 9 p.m., it will begin an 80-hour rapid bridge replacement for the East Shore Expressway Bridge in East Providence. This innovative approach lets RIDOT shave a year off the...
09/01/2016
Using conventional construction methods, replacing the East Shore Expressway Bridge in East Providence would have resulted in a year of delays and congestion. Instead, RIDOT is about ready to begin an extended weekend closure of the bridge and replace it in just 80 hours. "Projects like this...
09/01/2016
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced that it has accelerated its planned reopening of the existing truck rest area along I-95 North, located between Exits 2 and 3. The rest area is scheduled to open tomorrow morning, Friday, September 2 by 8 a.m. RIDOT's...
08/30/2016
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is one step closer to finalizing its repairs at the Clarence L. Hussey Memorial Bridge in Wickford, as the bridge's second and final closure is scheduled to occur from Tuesday, September 6, 2016 through Tuesday, November 15, 2016. The bridge,
08/26/2016
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) Office on Highway Safety (OHS) today released two quarters of data on routine traffic stops in Rhode Island as mandated by the Comprehensive Community Police Relationship Act (CCPRA) of 2015. The data was made available to a large group of...
08/24/2016
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced that it will reopen the existing truck rest area along I-95 North, located between Exits 2 and 3. The rest area will provide additional safe parking for truck drivers, who must comply with federal regulations that limit the...
08/23/2016
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is investing in much-needed repairs to 1.3 miles of roadway in the villages of Wakefield and Peace Dale in South Kingstown. Work is now underway with the initial task involving the installation of new drainage structures along a section of...
08/22/2016
During construction of the Apponaug Circulator project in Warwick, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) has been phasing in the new traffic patterns. Motorists are about to encounter another change on Wednesday, August 24 as RIDOT is scheduled to remove a traffic signal and open a...