# RI.gov: Rhode Island Government


State Government Press Releases

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12/01/2023
On Friday night, December 8, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will permanently close the old Downtown Newport exit on Route 138 East coming into Aquidneck Island from the Pell Bridge. With its closure, all traffic will use the new ramp system to access Downtown Newport. The...
11/27/2023
U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse, Congressmen Seth Magaziner and Gabe Amo, Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) Director Peter Alviti, Jr. and other federal, state and local leaders today gathered to celebrate the opening of the new Henderson Bridge connecting Providence...
11/27/2023
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced that Rhode Island has been ranked 11th in the nation for its use of transportation funding under the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), an international non-profit...
11/22/2023
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced it is postponing the planned traffic pattern change on I-95 North after the Downtown exit and near Providence Place Mall, as part of the Providence Viaduct Northbound project. "Due to construction delays, the contractor...
11/17/2023
Tonight, Friday, November 17, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is scheduled to shift the travel lanes on the George Washington Highway (Route 116) Bridge, located between Harris Road and West Reservoir Road in Smithfield. There will be one lane of travel in each direction,...
11/17/2023
By the end of today, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is scheduled to open the newly built Kings Factory Road Bridge, which crosses the Pawcatuck River just south of Route 91 on the border of Richmond and Charlestown. Its reopening is about two weeks ahead of schedule. The...
11/15/2023
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today submitted its revised Carbon Reduction Strategy to the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) for review and approval. The Strategy identifies specific strategies and projects to reduce emissions in compliance with federal standards and...
11/14/2023
Starting today, November 14, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will begin a pilot program that involves service vehicles patrolling Providence-area highways to help clear disabled vehicles stopped on the side of the road. This is not an on-call service, but rather a RIDOT-...
11/10/2023
Starting on Thursday night, November 16, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will start shifting traffic onto the newly constructed Henderson Bridge between East Providence and Providence. The new bridge will open in phases, with westbound traffic shifted by the morning commute...
10/27/2023
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is reminding motorists that starting at 7 p.m. on Friday night, November 3, it will begin the process of sliding in a new bridge deck for Route 37 eastbound over the Pawtuxet River, near the Pontiac Avenue exit, in Cranston. This operation will...