State Government Press Releases

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11/14/2019
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced a new $12.7 million project to repair five bridges along I-95 in Providence. This bridge preservation project will address a number of bridge deficiencies and maintenance issues, including painting. One of the first phases...
11/07/2019
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced a temporary road closure on Jackson Flat Road (Route 115) in the village of Hope in Scituate. The closure starts Tuesday, November 12 and will be in place for approximately three weeks. This $1.2 million project will replace...
11/05/2019
Changes Effective November 7 The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will institute a new traffic pattern this week on Route 6 at the Woonasquatucket River Bridge, just west of the Hartford Avenue exit in Providence. All lanes will shift to the right, with two...
11/01/2019
Replacement of this structurally deficient bridge finishes three months ahead of schedule Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) Director Peter Alviti Jr. joined Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, Congressman David Cicilline, East Providence Mayor Roberto DaSilva, and other...
10/31/2019
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is reminding motorists about the second set of lane closures necessary for replacement of the Lafayette Road Bridge, which are scheduled to take place this weekend, November 1-4. The bridge carries Route 4 over Lafayette Road in North Kingstown...
10/30/2019
As promised, Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) project managers, the contractor for the Silver Creek Bridge replacement project and Town officials have continued to work on a solution to rebuild the bridge in a way that will provide a minimum negative impact on the residents,...
10/30/2019
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) teamed up with numerous construction and trade industry professionals to help more than 500 high school seniors from 26 schools explore new careers in the transportation construction trades at the RIDOT Construction Career Days, held today at...
10/28/2019
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) and Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (RIDEM) today announced a $1.4 million repair project for a portion of the Blackstone River Bikeway in Lincoln and Cumberland. During this work, short sections of the bikeway may be closed,
10/24/2019
Traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction throughout the weekend The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced the second phase of lane closures scheduled to take place the weekend of November 1-4 to replace the Lafayette Road Bridge. The...
10/22/2019
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced a temporary lane shift on Route 146 North at the Route 116/George Washington Highway interchange as part of a $14.5 million project to replace the structurally deficient Louisquisset Pike Bridge in Lincoln. It is scheduled to...