State Government Press Releases

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08/04/2020
As part of an ongoing bridge preservation project for the structurally deficient Stony Lane Bridge in North Kingstown, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will put a lane split in place in both directions on Route 4 starting Friday, August 14. The lane split will be located...
08/04/2020
Seastreak, the seasonal ferry operator for the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) Providence to Newport and Bristol ferry has cancelled service for today, Tuesday, August 4, due to the impending arrival of Tropical Storm Isaias. Seastreak plans to resume service to Newport,...
07/31/2020
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will detour southbound traffic for repairs on the Main Street Bridge over I-95 in Pawtucket on Thursday, August 6. The detour will be in place until the end of the year. RIDOT is replacing bridge joints, repairing the deck, sidewalks and...
07/29/2020
As part of ongoing bridge repair work on the Lafayette Railroad Bridge in North Kingstown, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will make a temporary traffic pattern change for both northbound and southbound lanes on a section of Route 4, just south of Exit 3 (Route 102/Wickford)....
07/28/2020
Effective Tuesday, July 28, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will close the Reservoir Avenue Bridge over Amtrak's Northeast Corridor in Providence. Based on the results of a recent inspection and a review of the bridge's poor condition, RIDOT determined it was necessary to...
07/28/2020
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will close one lane on I-95 southbound over East Street in Pawtucket starting Friday night, July 31. Two lanes of traffic will be open during the weekend with three lanes open but shifted to the right by Monday morning, August 3. This work...
07/14/2020
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will temporarily close Greenville Avenue (Route 5) at the I-295 overpass in Johnston on Wednesday, July 22 at 9:00 p.m. with a 6:00 a.m. daily opening until Saturday morning, July 25. The Department is replacing the 50-year-old Greenville...
07/13/2020
Starting Friday, July 17, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will begin temporary lane closures of portions of I-95 South and Route 37 West in Warwick. The work is part of a $75.9 million, multi-bridge project to repair deficient bridges along the Route 37 corridor in Cranston...
07/10/2020
A new truck restriction goes into effect this month for a section of Limerock Road between Douglas Pike (Route 7) in Smithfield and Jenckes Hill Road (Route 123) in Lincoln. It limits commercial truck traffic on this road in accordance with a new state law. Specifically, trucks with a gross...
07/10/2020
Traffic pattern change scheduled to begin next week As part of an ongoing bridge replacement project, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will make a temporary traffic pattern change for both northbound and southbound lanes on a section of I-95 at the Exit 4 (...