State Government Press Releases

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05/23/2019
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) announced today the start of a bridge preservation project for the Shippeetown Road Bridge in East Greenwich, which requires closing it to southbound traffic for approximately two months effective Wednesday, May 29. Northbound traffic will not...
05/17/2019
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced an updated schedule for the temporary traffic pattern change with lane closures on Route 6 just west of the Hartford Avenue exit in Providence for the rehabilitation of the Woonasquatucket River Bridge. RIDOT will shift...
05/15/2019
Service to begin in time for Memorial Day Weekend The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced the return of the seasonal Providence-Newport Ferry service, setting sail on Friday, May 24 with new weekend stops in the bayside community of Bristol. The...
05/14/2019
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) announced today a new traffic pattern for Route 2 (South County Trail) in South County that features a center turning lane to improve safety and make it easier to make left turns into homes, businesses and side streets. The new traffic...
05/14/2019
"Little Roady Shuttle" to aid research on autonomous vehicle technology Governor Gina Raimondo, Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) Director Peter Alviti, Jr., along with state and local officials, today kicked off the Little Roady autonomous vehicle pilot...
05/06/2019
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will close the ramp from Route 2 North to Route 117 East in Warwick for drainage repairs at 7 p.m. on Wednesday night, May 8. Depending on the extent of repairs that are needed, the ramp may remain closed into the daytime hours on Thursday, May...
04/19/2019
More than $700 million in active construction this year The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today kicked off the 2019 construction season at the I-295 bridges over Plainfield Pike on the Johnston/Cranston line. The $22.6 million project is one of many large-...
04/18/2019
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is scheduled to resurface Route 78 East and West in Westerly starting Monday, April 22. The eastbound side will be first, with the westbound side scheduled for after Labor Day. The limited access highway, which carries 19,000 vehicles per day,
04/12/2019
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is reminding motorists that construction will begin on the Oxford Street Bridge, which carries I-95 North and South over Oxford Street, just north of Thurbers Avenue in Providence, on Saturday, April 13. This will require a temporary traffic...
04/09/2019
National Work Zone Awareness Week is April 8-12, 2019 The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today marked National Work Zone Awareness Week at an event which highlighted the story of a RIDOT worker injured in a crash this winter. Joe Molis, who is still...