State Government Press Releases

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08/11/2016
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) has begun work on the next off-road segment of the Blackstone River Bikeway, connecting to the India Point Park area in the City of Providence, and providing the missing link to the East Bay Bike Path. This 7/10 of a mile segment connects the...
08/05/2016
Governor Gina Raimondo, Congressman David Cicilline, Central Falls Mayor James Diossa, Pawtucket Mayor Donald Grebien and Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) Director Peter Alviti Jr. today celebrated the completion of the much needed facelift for Dexter Street in Central Falls and...
07/29/2016
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) recently completed the realignment of the intersection of Route 3 (Nooseneck Hill Road) and Route 102 (Victory Highway) in the Town of Exeter, with a goal of increasing safety and making it easier for drivers to navigate. A new traffic pattern...
07/21/2016
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is scheduled to activate a temporary traffic signal at the Metro Center Boulevard Bridge that carries Metro Center Boulevard over the Airport Connector in Warwick on Friday, July 22. Since May 16, only northbound traffic was permitted to...
07/14/2016
The Providence-Newport ferry service continues to prove popular with Rhode Islanders and visitors alike, and has sold more than 5,000 tickets in its first 12 days, providing passengers a unique and convenient transportation option to one of Rhode Island's most popular summer destinations. ...
07/11/2016
Effective Wednesday, July 13, motorists who travel on Route 1 (Post Road) in a 1.6 mile stretch, just south of Camp Avenue to Route 1A (West Main Street) in North Kingstown, will experience a new traffic pattern. This proven safety measure is being implemented by the Rhode Island Department of...
07/05/2016
The inaugural weekend of the new Providence-Newport ferry service proved very popular with Rhode Islanders, as more than 1,000 people took advantage of this new transit connection during its debut this past Fourth of July weekend. From its start on Friday, July 1 through yesterday, July 4,...
07/01/2016
Effective today, Friday, July 1, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) has consolidated its existing 511 traveler information service. Now, instead of getting automated recorded messages, callers will be able to speak with live operators. The consolidation will translate to a...
06/30/2016
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced it will debut its new ferry service connecting Providence and Newport on July 1. The new service will run during the busy tourism season, July 1-Sept. 5, bolstering the state's economy and promoting public transit for...
06/21/2016
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will be working to improve pedestrian safety and mobility at the heavily traveled intersection of Francis Street and Memorial Boulevard in the City of Providence, with preliminary construction activities, such as the installation of temporary...