State Government Press Releases

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04/27/2018
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced a series of temporary overnight highway closures for a portion of I-195 in East Providence between the Washington Bridge and the Broadway on-ramp. The closures are needed to allow for the safe demolition of the structurally...
04/27/2018
Rhode Island leading efforts to eliminate racial profiling The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) posted an analysis by Central Connecticut State University's (CCSU) Institute for Municipal and Regional Policy (IMRP) of traffic stops on its website today. The...
04/19/2018
Governor Gina Raimondo and Rhode Island Department of Transportation Director Peter Alviti Jr. marked the start of construction season today with a groundbreaking for repairs to the Horton Farm Bridge in East Providence. The Horton Farm Bridge, which carries the East Shore Expressway to I-195...
04/11/2018
New traffic pattern goes into effect this week The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) has started repairs to the structurally deficient Big River Bridge, which carries Route 3 (Nooseneck Hill Road) over the Big River in West Greenwich. It is located about a half...
04/10/2018
National recognition week is April 9-13 Spring is here, and with it comes a sharp increase of the number of men and women out on the roads, fixing potholes, clearing drains, resurfacing streets, building bridges and working on many other projects. It's also a time when...
04/04/2018
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will have a partial closure of the structurally deficient Wyoming Bridge starting Tuesday, April 10. The bridge which carries Routes 3 and 138 (Main Street) over the Wood River between Bridge Street and Bank Street will be closed to westbound...
04/02/2018
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is reminding motorists that it will close the I-195 West on-ramps from Veterans Memorial Parkway and Warren Avenue in East Providence on Wednesday, April 4. The closure is necessary for the complete replacement of the structurally deficient...
03/23/2018
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) reminds motorists that it will close Blackstone Street between Allens Avenue and Eddy Street in Providence on Monday, March 26. The road will remain closed until late fall. The west side of Blackstone Street (closest to Eddy Street) will remain...
03/22/2018
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is set to repair 12 miles of the East Bay Bike Path from Bristol to East Providence, removing cracks and resurfacing one of the state's most popular bikeways. Approximately 900,000 people use this path annually. Starting this week, path...
03/22/2018
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced that it will close the I-195 West on-ramps from Veterans Memorial Parkway and Warren Avenue in East Providence on Wednesday, April 4. The closures are necessary for the complete replacement of the structurally deficient...