State Government Press Releases

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10/13/2016
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced that the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) have approved RIDOT's 10-year transportation plan a first for Rhode Island and only the third long-range plan of its type adopted...
10/11/2016
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) announced today that it has initiated the process of selecting a contractor to remove the vacant old Sakonnet River Bridge across the Sakonnet River between Portsmouth and Tiverton. The advertising process for contractors to submit bids will...
10/07/2016
Just in time for the long Columbus Day weekend, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today opened the indoor facility at the truck rest area along I-95 North, located between Exits 2 and 3 in Richmond. The building will offer indoor restrooms daily from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.,...
10/05/2016
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) announced today that it has executed 13 Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs) with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), a central piece of RhodeWorks implementation. These MOUs make clear that the federal government agrees with Rhode Island's...
10/05/2016
More traffic pattern changes are on the way at the Apponaug Circulator project in Warwick as the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is set to implement three significant traffic pattern changes starting the week of October 10. The changes are the latest steps in transitioning...
09/21/2016
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will start work on the McCormick Quarry Bridge in East Providence on Friday, September 23, 2016. As with the recently replaced East Shore Expressway Bridge, this process involves an 80-hour rapid replacement. The McCormick Quarry Bridge...
09/09/2016
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today released final ridership statistics for its seasonal ferry service, from its inaugural launch on Friday, July 1 through its final run on Labor Day weekend. The service proved extremely successful with a total of 33,221 passenger trips on...
09/08/2016
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation is reminding motorists that starting tomorrow night, Friday, September 9 at 9 p.m., it will begin an 80-hour rapid bridge replacement for the East Shore Expressway Bridge in East Providence. This innovative approach lets RIDOT shave a year off the...
09/01/2016
Using conventional construction methods, replacing the East Shore Expressway Bridge in East Providence would have resulted in a year of delays and congestion. Instead, RIDOT is about ready to begin an extended weekend closure of the bridge and replace it in just 80 hours. "Projects like this...
09/01/2016
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced that it has accelerated its planned reopening of the existing truck rest area along I-95 North, located between Exits 2 and 3. The rest area is scheduled to open tomorrow morning, Friday, September 2 by 8 a.m. RIDOT's...