State Government Press Releases

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03/22/2016
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced it will begin replacement of the structurally deficient Shippee Bridge in Burrillville, and will do so in the shortest amount of time possible by closing the bridge to all traffic and using accelerated bridge construction...
03/18/2016
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will be closing the historic Clarence L. Hussey Memorial Bridge in Wickford village in North Kingstown. Using a phased rehabilitation and restoration process overseen by RIDOT's new project management approach for all its projects, the bridge...
03/02/2016
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) announced that effective today, Wednesday, March 2, a weight limit for trucks will be in place on the Runnins River Bridge, which carries Mink Street over the Runnins River on the Rhode Island/Massachusetts border in East Providence. A...
02/23/2016
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT), Rhode Island State Police and Rhode Island Department of Health today announced that fatalities due to motor vehicle crashes are down in the Ocean State, beating nationally trending data in which fatalities are increasing. Over the past five...
02/15/2016
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced the latest step in the largest reorganization in its history that will position the Department to effectively and efficiently manage and deliver transportation projects on time, on budget and with the highest quality. Next...
02/15/2016
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is moving swiftly following passage of the RhodeWorks legislation into law last night with the issuance of four request-for-proposals for qualified firms to assist the Department in establishing tolling systems to provide a predictable,...
01/21/2016
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) announced that effective today, Thursday, January 21, a weight limit for trucks will be in place on the Broad Street Bridge in Pawtucket. The change also impacts the nearby Barton Street Bridge, as both structures share common supporting...
12/22/2015
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is working to replace the Pleasant Valley Parkway Bridge, which carries Dean Street over the Woonasquatucket River in Providence. This will allow the Department to reopen this vital link for residents and commuters several months earlier than...
12/21/2015
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) announced that it is making repairs to the Hamlet Avenue Bridge, which carries Route 122 (Hamlet Avenue) over the Blackstone River in Woonsocket. The Hamlet Avenue Bridge is classified as structurally deficient, with the majority of its...
12/11/2015
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is reminding motorists that it plans to temporarily close two highway ramps leading to I-95 South in Providence this weekend. The ramps which take traffic from Memorial Boulevard to I-95 South and from Route 6/10 inbound to I-95 South will...