State Government Press Releases

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06/05/2018
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced that it is scheduled to implement an all-electronic tolling system for tractor-trailer-only tolling at two locations along I-95 in southern Rhode Island starting on June 11, 2018. The remaining tolling locations will come on...
05/30/2018
Nearly 45 miles of resurfacing on sections of I-95 and many other state roads The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced that it will pave more than 45 miles of roads throughout the state this year as part of Governor Raimondo's RhodeWorks program. ...
05/30/2018
Occasional overnight highway closures will be needed The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced the schedule for closure and rehabilitation of the Pine Street Bridge in Pawtucket. This structurally deficient bridge is in such an advanced state of...
05/29/2018
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced the start of bridge demolition work on the structurally deficient Horton Farm Bridge which requires closure of one travel lane on I-195 East and West, close to the Massachusetts border, for an entire weekend. Starting at 8 p.m.
05/25/2018
Early this morning at the site of construction work on the South County Freeway Bridge which carries Route 4 northbound over I-95, several temporary steel plates which had been placed over the bridge joints became loose and shifted. A number of vehicles, approximately 15 or 18, went over the...
05/22/2018
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced the next phase of a multi-bridge project in East Providence with the reopening of the Potter Street Bridge on Tuesday, May 29. The bridge was closed in mid-March for concrete repairs, bridge joint work and resurfacing. The...
05/17/2018
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today unveiled a new vehicle that will greatly increase the Department's ability to maintain its bridges with regular cleanings to remove road salts, sand and other debris. RIDOT purchased a fleet of six of these tanker trucks, which are...
05/09/2018
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced it will close portions of the left and right shoulders at the Route 6-10 interchange in Providence. The traffic pattern changes are needed for utility work being done before RIDOT begins reconstruction of the interchange. The...
05/09/2018
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) and the Rhode Island State Police joined with federal and state leaders today to highlight the upcoming new hands-free law in Rhode Island. The law takes effect on June 1 and prohibits a driver from using a hand-held wireless communication...
04/30/2018
Pilot program to test and research a new high-tech mode of transit The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced that it is accepting proposals from companies who can test and eventually deliver an automated vehicle service to fill a transportation gap...