State Government Press Releases

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01/07/2015
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is urging motorists to drive with caution this afternoon, as forecasts call for snow squalls to cross the state after 2 p.m. The snowfall is expected to be scattered and brief in duration but could still result in reduced visibility and...
01/02/2015
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is reminding motorists about next week's scheduled closure of the Atwells Avenue Bridge, which carries Atwells Avenue over the Woonasquatucket River in Providence. On Monday, January 5, 2015, the structure will be closed for approximately one...
12/26/2014
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is reminding motorists that a series of overnight closures for a portion of Route 146 South in Providence, as well as a closure for I-95 South's Exit 22 (Downtown Providence/Routes 6 & 10), continue next week. The closures are needed for...
12/22/2014
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation today announced traffic pattern changes affecting Railroad Avenue and access to Kingston Station off Route 138 (Kingstown Road) in South Kingstown. Effective tomorrow, work will begin beneath the Route 138 overpass, temporarily closing that segment of...
12/19/2014
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced the scheduled closure of the Atwells Avenue Bridge, which carries Atwells Avenue over the Woonasquatucket River in Providence, will begin on Monday, January 5, 2015. The structure will be closed for approximately one year to...
12/17/2014
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced a series of overnight closures for a portion of Route 146 South in Providence, as well as a closure for I-95 South's Exit 22 (Downtown Providence/Routes 6 & 10), for the construction and installation of large overhead...
12/18/2014
Governor Lincoln D. Chafee and Michael Lewis, Director of the Rhode Island Department of Transportation, today released a new publication, "Rhode Island Highways-Best Practices Design Guide," which establishes new beautification standards for design and management of infrastructure and buffer areas.
12/10/2014
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is taking advantage of a break in the weather to accelerate the repair work on a portion of Railroad Street in Lincoln. The closure of the road, between Division Street and Winter Street, is expected to be in place by 10 a.m. today. The...
12/06/2014
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) has rescheduled its temporary closure of a portion of Railroad Street in Lincoln to Thursday, December 11. The closure of Railroad Street, between Division Street and Winter Street, is needed to repair a section of the road surrounding a nearby...
12/03/2014
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will temporarily install a single-lane alternating traffic pattern on Railroad Street in Lincoln, between Division Street and Winter Street, beginning on Thursday afternoon. Motorists will encounter stop signs in each direction, and need to...