State Government Press Releases

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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...
12/03/2019
Composite materials used in "Bridge-In-A-Backpack" design The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today reopened the Barbs Hill Road Bridge over the Moosup River in rural western Coventry. The $3.6 million bridge was replaced in just five months using composite...
11/29/2019
On Tuesday, December 3 from midnight to 5 a.m., the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is scheduled to close Route 6 West at the Hartford Avenue exit in Providence. Motorists will need to detour using the Hartford Avenue off-ramp to Killingly Street and then back onto Route 6. ...
11/27/2019
I-195 among the latest highway segments to be changed In January 2020 the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will start to change exit numbers on I-195 from the I-95 Interchange in Providence to the Massachusetts border in East Providence as part of its multi-...