State Government Press Releases

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05/06/2022
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will temporarily close some of the ramps from I-95 to and from the Airport Connector in Warwick starting on Monday night, May 9 for painting the barrier that separates eastbound and westbound traffic. The closures will be repeated nightly...
05/04/2022
Starting tomorrow night, Thursday, May 5, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will change the traffic pattern on the Atwells Avenue Bridge over I-95 in Providence, closing one of the two eastbound travel lanes and shifting it to the right side of the bridge. The current...
05/03/2022
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will temporarily close Exit 1B-C to Taunton Avenue and Veterans Memorial Parkway on I-195 East in East Providence on Thursday night, May 5 for bridge joint repairs. The closure will be in effect from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. RIDOT will set up...
04/29/2022
On Sunday, May 1 two exits on I-195 in Providence will be closed from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. because of a marathon passing through India Point Park and on Gano Street. For the safety of race participants, the following exits will be closed with signed detours: Exit 1 D on I-195 West (...
04/27/2022
On Friday, April 29 the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) begins a $6.5 million bridge rehabilitation project for bridges alongside Route 2 (Bald Hill Road), resulting in traffic changes at the West Natick Road intersection near Warwick Mall. The first phase of the project...
04/18/2022
As part of an ongoing bridge preservation project along I-295 in Smithfield, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will shift lanes and close the right travel lane of I-295 in both directions where the highway passes over Stillwater Road, just south of Exit 15 (Route 7/Douglas Pike).
04/13/2022
As part of its ongoing project to rehabilitate the Putnam Pike Bridge, which carries Route 44 over I-295 in Smithfield, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will reduce the number of travel lanes from two to one by closing the left lane in each direction starting on Friday night,...
04/11/2022
As part of its ongoing repair of a bridge joint on Route 37 East near the I-295 interchange in Cranston, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) tomorrow will temporarily close Exit 3A from I-295 North to Route 37 East. The ramp will be closed for up to two days. RIDOT must close...
04/11/2022
National Work Zone Awareness Week is April 11-15, 2022 As the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) continues to rebuild Rhode Island's roads and bridges, it is renewing its message to motorists to reduce their speeds and drive safely in work zones. This week (April...
04/05/2022
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) has closed the left lane of Route 37 East near the I-295 interchange in Cranston to repair a bridge joint where the highway passes over the Washington Secondary Bike Path. To repair the joint, RIDOT will need to keep at least one lane closed...