State Government Press Releases

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04/03/2020
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) and Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (RIDEM) remind users of the Blackstone River Bikeway in Lincoln and Cumberland about possible closures of segments of the bike path during weekday hours this spring and into the early...
03/31/2020
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced that within the next two weeks, RIDOT will be advertising a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the Washington Bridge Rehabilitation design-build Project. RIDOT is scheduling for the work on the Washington Bridge to start this year...
03/24/2020
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today implemented detours for northbound traffic on the Lonsdale Avenue and Broadway bridges over I-95 in Pawtucket for bridge repair work for the next three months. Southbound traffic over the bridges is not affected. The work consists of...
03/24/2020
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will temporarily close a portion of Farnum Pike/Route 104 where it passes under the Route 146 overpass in North Smithfield Friday night, March 27 at 10 p.m. The road will remain closed throughout the day on Saturday, March 28, reopening that...
03/23/2020
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is proud to announce that Richard Sullivan, its Law Enforcement Highway Safety Training Coordinator, this week received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). His award was one of twelve...
03/23/2020
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is maintaining essential services such as road and bridge maintenance and construction during the challenging times created by the coronavirus. In accordance with Governor Gina Raimondo's directive, workers who are not associated with...
03/19/2020
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is implementing a new lane shift on I-95 North at the Eddy Street Bridge near the I-195 Interchange and the Rhode Island Hospital campus in Providence on Friday night, March 20. All traffic on I-95 North will shift to the left at the bridge.
03/19/2020
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will shift all lanes on I-95 South at the Exit 6A (Hopkins Hill Road) interchange in West Greenwich to the left at 9 p.m. on Friday night, March 20. Currently, all lanes are shifted to the right. The traffic pattern change allows RIDOT to...
03/17/2020
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will temporarily close the Gleaner Chapel Bridge, which carries Gleaner Chapel Road over Route 6 between Hartford Pike (Route 101) and Danielson Pike in Scituate, on Monday, March 30 for 75 days as part of a bridge preservation project. The...
03/12/2020
Looking for a new opportunity this summer for hands on experience, beyond what is taught in a college classroom? The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is currently recruiting full-time college students, including civil engineer candidates, for its Summer internship program. The...