State Government Press Releases

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07/11/2017
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) and Bay Crane Northeast, LLC have reached an accord which satisfies the concerns of both parties about public safety and the integrity of the state's infrastructure. RIDOT has issued a permit to proceed to Bay Crane and their oversize truck...
07/10/2017
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is hosting a kickoff event next week on Monday, July 10 for its free commuter rail promotion - a chance for train riders to grab a cup of coffee and visit information booths detailing the many destinations, events and activities available at or...
07/11/2017
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today the announced that paving associated with a project to resurface nearly six miles of Route 146 in Providence, North Providence and Lincoln is starting this month. As part of this project, RIDOT will correct a long-standing deficiency with...
06/30/2017
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) announced today that it has reopened the Pawtucket Avenue Bridge in East Providence approximately five weeks ahead of schedule. The bridge is located between Warren Avenue and Grosvenor Avenue and carries 23,000 vehicles per day on Pawtucket...
07/03/2017
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced the findings of a recent analysis of the two wooden-decked bridges on the East Bay Bike Path, which span the Barrington and Palmer rivers. The report found that because of deterioration to the supports for the sidewalks on...
06/27/2017
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced the upcoming closure of the Mussey Brook Bridge, which carries traffic on Route 126 (Old River Road) in Lincoln. The bridge is scheduled to be closed on Wednesday, July 5 and will remain closed until the end of this year. The...
06/27/2017
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) announced the next phase of work on the 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. This work...
06/22/2017
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is encouraging Rhode Islanders to leave their cars at home for the daily trip to work, to catch a flight, or to visit the capital city by making in-state travel free on trains between Wickford Junction, T.F. Green and Providence stations. ...
06/21/2017
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) joined with the Rhode Island State Police and the Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation (Resource Recovery) on a new initiative aimed at reducing roadside litter, particularly on highways and other roads leading to the Rhode Island Central...
06/20/2017
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced the second closure of Route 152 (Newman Avenue) at the Newman Avenue Bridge, from Barney Street to the Massachusetts state line. The closure is scheduled to last for two days beginning on Tuesday, June 27. The structurally-...