State Government Press Releases

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03/22/2021
This week the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will install a series of traffic changes as part of a $13.9 million design-build project to replace the structurally deficient Farnum Pike Bridge, which carries Route 146 over Farnum Pike/Route 104 in North Smithfield. The changes...
03/19/2021
Construction on the Rhode Island Department of Transportation's (RIDOT) $265 million Providence Viaduct Northbound Project begins on Friday, March 26 with a series of lane shifts along the I-95 corridor between Exits 21 and Exit 23 in Providence. RIDOT does not anticipate any travel delays...
03/12/2021
As part of its $11.7 million project to replace the Park Avenue Railroad Bridge which carries Park Avenue (Route 12) over Amtrak's Northeast Corridor between Elmwood Avenue (Route 1) and Wellington Avenue both travel lanes will be shifted toward the eastbound side of the bridge starting on...
03/10/2021
New system to streamline and speed up application process for physical alteration permits The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today launched a new all-electronic permitting system for those wishing to apply for a physical alteration permit (PAPA) the type of...
02/25/2021
As part of a $3 million project to make a number of safety improvements for Route 37 close to its intersection with Natick Avenue in Cranston, RIDOT will install a right lane shift for Route 37 westbound traffic starting Friday night, February 26 at 8 p.m. The shift will be in place for...
01/31/2021
With heavy wet snow and high winds expected to impact Rhode Island, Governor Gina M. Raimondo has issued a proclamation prohibiting tractor-trailer trucks from all state highways effective at 5 a.m. tomorrow, Monday, February 1. This restriction will aid in the Rhode Island Department of...
01/29/2021
Starting tomorrow, Saturday, January 30, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation is temporarily closing lanes on I-95 South Exit 9 to Route 4 South in East Greenwich for work on the Division Street Bridge project. During the day tomorrow up to two of the three lanes will be closed at the...
01/25/2021
As part of the replacement of the Louisquisset Pike Bridge, which carries Route 146 over Route 116 (George Washington Highway) in Lincoln, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will close Route 116 at the bridge for five consecutive nights, starting on Sunday, January 31. The...
01/20/2021
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is currently scheduled to shift travel lanes on Route 5 (Greenwich Avenue) near Knight Street in Warwick on Thursday, February 11 for reconstruction of the Pontiac Bridge over the Pawtuxet River. The Department also will reduce travel lanes...
01/13/2021
The annual report by the Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety on highway safety laws and enforcement across the United States puts Rhode Island among the top states in the country for highway safety, tying with New York as the top state in the organization's 2021 Roadmap of State Highway Safety...