State Government Press Releases

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10/03/2022
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will slide the new Glenbridge Avenue Bridge into place on Tuesday, October 4 starting at 9 p.m., one day ahead of schedule. This will require a full closure of Route 6 between the Killingly Street and Harford Avenue exits from 9 p.m. until 5 a.m.
10/03/2022
Rhode Island Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Administrator Carlos C. Machado, Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) Chief Operating Officer Loren Doyle, and Westerly Town Manager Shawn Lacey today joined other state and local leaders to celebrate the completion of the Cottrell...
09/30/2022
Two overnight closures of Route 6 are also planned during the same week The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is reminding motorists and pedestrians that will implement a full closure of Glenbridge Avenue where it passes over Route 6 in Providence starting...
09/28/2022
On Thursday night, October 6, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will change the traffic pattern on Route 138 East in Newport, shifting traffic onto the new Route 138 extension road to Admiral Kalbfus Road. The new Route 138 extension will follow the path of a redesigned...
09/27/2022
Starting Thursday night, September 29, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will shift the remaining two travel lanes of I-95 north at the northbound viaduct onto the new I-95 Northbound Providence Viaduct Bridge. Traffic from the Atwells Avenue on-ramp will be moved over in fall...
09/23/2022
Starting Sunday night, September 25, motorists can expect traffic impacts on Route 146 North and South for overnight demolition of the Twin River Road and Breakneck Hill Road bridges in Lincoln. The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will demolish both bridges, which cross over...
09/22/2022
Rhode Island Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Administrator Carlos C. Machado this week recognized two divisions at the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) for excellence in helping to keep pedestrians safe and for prudent stewardship in closing out projects, often freeing up...
09/19/2022
Two overnight closures of Route 6 are also planned during the same week The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will implement a full closure of Glenbridge Avenue where it passes over Route 6 in Providence from Friday, September 30 at 9 p.m. to Friday, October 7...
09/19/2022
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is reminding motorists that a new lane split is in place on I-95 North as the department transitions traffic to the new I-95 Northbound Providence Viaduct. RIDOT shifted the high-speed lane onto the new bridge with a lane split located right...
09/16/2022
Starting on tonight, Friday, September 16, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will begin shifting traffic in phases onto the new I-95 Northbound Providence Viaduct. The first lane will shift onto the bridge tonight, September 16, the remaining lanes approximately two weeks later,