State Government Press Releases

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11/29/2017
Work will require two-week road closure The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced it has been able to fast-track work on a bridge along a rural road in North Kingstown that recently was posted for buses and other heavy vehicles. Starting on Monday,
11/21/2017
Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) Director Peter Alviti and Colonel Ann C. Assumpico, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Director of the Rhode Island Department of Public Safety, today joined several of Rhode Island's inter-denominational religious leaders to...
11/17/2017
New partnership with Waze saves $200,000 annually The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced a data-sharing partnership with Waze, a free, real-time crowdsourced traffic and navigation app for smartphones, that will provide a feed of travel time...
11/14/2017
Project to begin with the Diamond Hill Road interchange the week of November 27 The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced the schedule for the installation of new signage as part of a federally mandated highway renumbering program for its Interstate...
11/10/2017
Temporary Closures to Begin on Monday, November 27 The temporary closures of the channel on the Sakonnet River where it passes underneath the old Sakonnet River Bridge in Tiverton and Portsmouth will now begin on Monday, November 27 lasting approximately one month. After...
11/10/2017
Delays anticipated as RIDOT continues work to remove long-standing dip The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced the schedule for the final weekend closure associated with a bridge repair project that will address a long-standing dip that has annoyed...
11/09/2017
Bridge replaced in less than nine months reopens today The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is removing another structurally deficient bridge from its inventory by reopening the Capron Road Bridge, currently scheduled for the end of the day today, Thursday,...
11/07/2017
Rhode Island Department of Transportation Director Peter Alviti today joined with Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management Director Janet Coit, Woonsocket Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt and other federal, state and local leaders to celebrate the groundbreaking for the next section of the...
11/06/2017
In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today posted for public comment its Environmental Assessment (EA) for Toll Locations 1 and 2. The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has acknowledged that the...
11/03/2017
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is alerting motorists on I-195 West in Providence to the possibility of delays because of work to repair bumpy pavement on a portion of the highway leading to I-95 South. Construction is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. on Sunday night, November...