State Government Press Releases

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09/11/2020
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will reopen the Silver Creek Bridge on Hope Street (Route 114) in Bristol to two-way traffic by Monday, September 28. RIDOT closed the northbound travel lane and established detours in February so it could replace this structurally deficient...
09/03/2020
Overnight closures are scheduled for Route 138 at the I-95 interchange in Richmond for the week of September 14 as part of the Rhode Island Department of Transportation's (RIDOT) $21.3 million project to replace the Kingston Road Bridge, which carries I-95 over Route 138. Starting Tuesday night,
09/02/2020
Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) Director Peter Alviti, Jr., U.S. Senator Jack Reed, U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, Congressman Jim Langevin, Congressman David Cicilline, and other state and local leaders gathered on the side of Route 146 in North Smithfield today to highlight...
09/01/2020
Use of EV charging stations offered at no cost during pilot program The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is providing free access to electric vehicle chargers at two of its Park & Ride commuter lots as part of a pilot program to encourage and support the...
08/28/2020
Starting Sunday night, August 30, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will establish car and truck detours for traffic on the Broad Street Bridge over I-95 in downtown Providence, between the east and west service roads along the highway. ? RIDOT is replacing the deck of the...
08/25/2020
As part of its ongoing project to rehabilitate the Eddy Street Bridge in Providence, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will put in place a lane split on I-95 northbound over Eddy Street, between Exit 19 (I-195 East) and Exit 20 (Point Street) on Friday, August 28. The split...
08/25/2020
As part of ongoing repairs to the Knight Bridge, which carries I-295 North over I-95 South, just prior to Exit 1A in Warwick, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will close one of the two travel lanes for a weekend, starting on Friday, August 28. This timeframe allows RIDOT to...
08/18/2020
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will install a lane split on I-95 North near Exit 30 in Pawtucket on Monday, August 24. On Friday, August 28, RIDOT will reduce travel lanes from three to two throughout the weekend. Both changes are part of an ongoing $25 million project to...
08/22/2020
Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) Director Peter Alviti, Jr., U.S. Senator Jack Reed, U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, Congressman Jim Langevin, Congressman David Cicilline, and Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza today broke ground to mark the start of construction on the $265 million...
08/11/2020
New lane shifts for I-95 northbound in southern Rhode Island begin on Sunday night, August 16 as part of the Rhode Island Department of Transportation's (RIDOT) $21.3 million Kingston Road Bridge replacement at Exit 3 in Richmond. I-95 northbound traffic will move over the median to use a...