State Government Press Releases

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01/12/2021
Starting Friday, January 22, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will make additional changes to traffic patterns on the Henderson Bridge in East Providence and Providence, shifting all travel lanes to the side of the bridge carrying eastbound traffic toward East Providence. This...
01/08/2021
New lane shifts for both I-95 northbound and southbound traffic in southern Rhode Island begin on Monday night, January 11 as part of the Rhode Island Department of Transportation's (RIDOT) $21.3 million project to replace the Kingston Road Bridge at Exit 3 in Richmond. RIDOT has completed...
12/28/2020
Today, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) began lane closures on the Henderson Expressway westbound as part of its $84.4 million Henderson Bridge Replacement Project in East Providence and Providence. Those on the Henderson Expressway eastbound (which includes the Henderson...
12/22/2020
During the daytime hours on Monday, December 28, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will begin lane closures as part of its $84.4 million Henderson Bridge Replacement Project in East Providence and Providence. The closures are a necessary step prior to a traffic shift on the...
12/16/2020
With heavy snow and high winds impacting Rhode Island, Governor Gina M. Raimondo has issued a proclamation prohibiting tractor-trailer trucks from all state highways through 9 a.m. Thursday, December 17. This restriction will aid in the Rhode Island Department of Transportation's efforts to...
12/14/2020
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today reopened the Howard Road Bridge in Cumberland. The bridge had been closed since June 2017 after the results of an inspection found that the bridge was so badly deteriorated it could not remain open to traffic.
12/10/2020
On Friday, December 11, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will remove a lane shift and restore Route 146 North to its original traffic pattern at the Route 104 (Farnum Pike) interchange in North Smithfield. The Department rebuilt the northbound Farnum Pike Bridge as part of an...
12/09/2020
Starting Monday, December 14, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is scheduled to close Greenville Avenue for three consecutive nights to safely place steel beams at the northbound Greenville Avenue Bridge at the Exit 10 interchange in Johnston. Greenville Avenue at the bridge...
12/04/2020
Salt sheds fully stocked; more than 500 trucks available for battling winter storms No matter what Mother Nature has in store for Rhode Island this coming winter, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is prepared to handle winter's worst so roads are as clear...
12/02/2020
Lane shifts; new detour needed for continued bridge replacement work Starting on Wednesday, December 9, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will make several traffic pattern changes as it continues rebuilding the Huntington Viaduct, the largest structurally...