State Government Press Releases

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03/31/2017
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT), Rhode Island State Police, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and representatives of organized labor across Rhode Island gathered today to urge motorists to drive safely in work zones as the 2017 road construction season gets underway.
03/30/2017
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced that it has hired a new Chief Operating Officer (COO). Shoshana M. Lew will assume the duties of COO of RIDOT on Monday, April 3, 2017. Ms. Lew most recently served as Chief Financial Officer and Assistant Secretary for...
03/27/2017
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is reminding motorists of the upcoming replacement of the Pawtucket Avenue Bridge over I-195 in East Providence, scheduled to begin this coming weekend starting on Friday night, March 31. To complete the work as quickly as possible and...
03/23/2017
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is reminding motorists of the upcoming temporary closure of a portion of Route 146 for the demolition of the Central Street Bridge, starting tomorrow, Friday, March 24 at 10 p.m. Motorists can expect delays during the closure periods, and the...
03/20/2017
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today asked the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to rescind RIDOT'S application for a $9 million Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant for the Rhode Island Travel Plaza and Transit Center. The decision was...
03/20/2017
As part of the Rhode Island Department of Transportation's (RIDOT) ongoing commitment to repair Rhode Island's structurally deficient bridges, it will soon begin the replacement of the Pawtucket Avenue Bridge over I-195 in East Providence. To complete the work as quickly as possible and minimize...
03/17/2017
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today provided an update on its replacement of the structurally deficient Central Street Bridge, which carries local traffic on Route 5/Central Street over Route 146, close to the Massachusetts border in North Smithfield. The work requires a...
03/13/2017
Reconstruction addresses safety and congestion while providing new land for economic development Governor Gina Raimondo, Senate President M. Teresa Paiva Weed, Newport city officials, Rhode Island Commerce Secretary Stefan Pryor, and Rhode Island Department of Transportation (...
03/07/2017
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced upcoming closures of Route 152 (Newman Avenue) as part of the Newman Avenue Bridge Replacement Project. The first closure of Newman Avenue, from Barney Street to the Massachusetts state line, is scheduled to last for four days,...
03/06/2017
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) and the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) will hold a planning open house to solicit input from the public about the Providence Intermodal Transportation Center which RIDOT plans to build in Providence, RI. The forum will take...