State Government Press Releases

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06/22/2021
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) met with members of the Rhode Island legislature bordering the East Bay Bike Path on Friday, June 18 to update them on the progress being made to find a permanent, safe solution for the bike path. A list of attendees is below. RIDOT has...
06/18/2021
Starting Sunday night, June 20 the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will mill and pave I-95 North in Pawtucket, from Exit 30 to the Massachusetts line. The work follows the replacement of the bridges carrying I-95 over East Street and Roosevelt Avenue. Milling is currently...
06/18/2021
Governor Dan McKee joined state leaders today to announce that the popular Providence-Newport Ferry is returning for its sixth consecutive summer season, beginning Friday, June 18 with four daily roundtrips seven days a week with weekend stops in Bristol. The current COVID-19 public health...
06/17/2021
As part of its ongoing $21.3 million project to replace the Kingston Road Bridge on I-95 at Exit 3 (Route 138) in Richmond, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will open the newly reconstructed southbound bridge on Sunday night, June 20. This will restore traffic to its original...
06/15/2021
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced that it has sent letters to all 39 cities and towns offering to assume responsibility for local streetlights that are on state roads. This offer corrects a decades old legacy issue of uncertainty about which public entity is...
06/09/2021
As part of the rehabilitation of the Broadway and Broad Street bridges over I-95 in downtown Providence, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will begin a number of operations affecting pedestrians and motorists in the area. On Thursday June 10, RIDOT will shift Broadway...
06/03/2021
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will begin milling and paving operations on both I-295 and Greenville Avenue (Route 5) at the Greenville Avenue Bridge in Johnston starting Sunday, June 6. The first week will focus on milling operations on both directions of I-295 at Exit...
06/03/2021
Starting Friday, June 4 the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will close a section of Waterfront Drive, from Dexter Street to Warren Avenue in East Providence, as part of the ongoing $84.4 million project to replace the Henderson Bridge. The road will remain closed until spring...
05/27/2021
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) has started a $1.7 million project to make a number of safety improvements, including adding new traffic signals where none existed before, at the I-95 highway on- and off-ramps on Branch Avenue in Providence. Motorists should be aware of...
05/21/2021
Starting on Sunday night, May 23, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will begin milling and paving a section of I-95 North in Providence near the Providence Viaduct Northbound project, from Exit 21 (Broadway) to just after Exit 23 (Route 146/State Offices). The work will...