State Government Press Releases

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08/12/2021
On Friday night, August 13 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will close Route 104 at the Route 146 overpass in North Smithfield. During this time, RIDOT will remove a temporary bridge in the median that was used during the construction of a new bridge to...
08/06/2021
Starting on Monday night, August 9, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will shift travel lanes on both sides of Route 138 to the right, between the Newport Pell Bridge and the JT Connell Highway overpass, as part of the initial construction activities for the $74 million Pell...
07/28/2021
On Friday night, July 30, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will remove the lane split on Route 146 South at the Farnum Pike Bridge (Exit 11), which carries Route 146 over Route 104 in North Smithfield. Traffic will be shifted onto a newly built southbound bridge. During this...
07/26/2021
Starting Friday night, July 30 at 9:00 p.m., RIDOT will close Arcadia Road near the Exeter/Richmond line at Browning Mill Pond to replace the Browning Mill Bridge and a nearby culvert. The road will remain closed until late October. Built in 1913, Browning Mill Bridge carries 500 vehicles per...
07/16/2021
Governor Dan McKee, U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse, Congressman David Cicilline and Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) Acting Administrator of Project Management Lori Fisette today joined with state and local leaders to break ground for the Pell Bridge Ramps Phase 2...
07/08/2021
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) this week completed its inspection of the Crook Point Bascule Bridge following a fire on the bridge on June 29. The findings show the fire did not cause any major damage to the steel superstructure of the bridge and the channel on the Seekonk...
07/01/2021
Governor Dan McKee, Lieutenant Governor Sabina Matos and Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) Director Peter Alviti, Jr. joined with state and local leaders today to celebrate the reopening of the Manville Bridge, an important link for residents and business in the villages of...
06/30/2021
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) acquired the Crook Point Bascule Bridge in 1981 as part of a real estate package that included the railroad tunnel and the former Union Station. The purchase would clear the title for the development of Capital Center (Union Station area). It...
06/28/2021
Starting on Thursday night, July 1, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will close the Glenbridge Avenue Bridge over Route 6 in Providence for one night for work associated with an ongoing bridge replacement project. The closure will be in place from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. RIDOT...
06/25/2021
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is alerting Rhode Islanders of a phishing scam using text messages that fraudulently ask people to click on a link to validate information for a license waiver. This is not legitimate correspondence from RIDOT, and you are advised to delete any...