State Government Press Releases

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06/20/2019
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today hosted a "town hall" meeting with panels, speakers, and survivors' testimonials all geared toward creating a new focus on the devastating effects of distracted driving. The event was held at the Community College of Rhode Island's Lincoln...
06/20/2019
First traffic change to impact northbound traffic The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced a new traffic pattern expected for the week of June 24 for I-295 North near Exit 6 (Route 14/Plainfield Pike) on the Cranston/Johnston line. All lanes...
06/13/2019
Continued deterioration leads Department to accelerate bridge replacement The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) announced the closure of the Blanchard Sawmill Bridge which carries Winsor Avenue over the Moswansicut Brook at the Scituate/Johnston line. RIDOT...
06/13/2019
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced a two-night, temporary closure for a portion of Route 6 in Providence near the Hartford Avenue exit. The closures are needed for the demolition phase of the $10.8 million Woonasquatucket River Bridge project. On Thursday,...
06/10/2019
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced temporary closures of a small portion of two streets in Newport for improvements to the Newport Secondary rail line that runs between America's Cup Avenue and the Point neighborhood. Between Friday, June 14 and the end of July,
06/06/2019
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced that it will close the Barbs Hill Road Bridge in Coventry on Wednesday, June 19 for approximately four months while it replaces this structurally deficient bridge. The structure carries Barbs Hill Road over the Moosup River...
06/04/2019
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced a series of temporary traffic pattern changes for three bridges in Warwick as RIDOT performs maintenance on the bridges to extend their service lives. The new traffic patterns are scheduled to go into effect the week of June 10...
05/30/2019
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced overnight lane closures on Route 44 as part of an intersection improvement project along the roadway and at the I-295/Route 44 Interchange in Smithfield. Starting Monday night, June 3, work will take place along Route 44, at...
05/29/2019
On Monday night, June 3, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will once again temporarily close Exit 22 B/C off I-95 North overnight as part of a seven-bridge $10.4 million preservation project in the City of Providence. The closures will continue Sunday-Thursday nights from 9 p.m.
05/28/2019
As part of roadway improvements on Route 6 in Scituate, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced a one-month closure and detour for westbound traffic, from Route 101 to Route 102, starting Sunday night, June 2. Eastbound traffic will not be affected during daytime...