State Government Press Releases

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11/03/2017
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is alerting motorists on I-195 West in Providence to the possibility of delays because of work to repair bumpy pavement on a portion of the highway leading to I-95 South. Construction is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. on Sunday night,...
10/26/2017
Effective: Tuesday, October 31 (please note date change) The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) has announced a new date for an upcoming temporary traffic pattern for a section of Route 112 on the Richmond/Charlestown line that will involve a full-time lane...
10/26/2017
Only one lane of traffic will be open from October 30 - November 10 The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is scheduled to pour a concrete crosswalk on North Main Street, just north of the intersection of Park Row, in the vicinity of the old State House in...
10/25/2017
PLEASE NOTE DATE CHANGE: 24-hour closure starts Tuesday morning, October 31 The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced the next closure of Route 152 (Newman Avenue) at the Newman Avenue Bridge, from Barney Street to the Massachusetts state line. The...
10/25/2017
Temporary closures now beginning on November 13 The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced an updated schedule for temporary closures of the channel on the Sakonnet River where it passes underneath the old Sakonnet River Bridge in Tiverton and...
10/18/2017
Delays likely for project to remove long-standing dip on ramp near hospital campus Heavy traffic and long delays are possible this coming weekend on I-195 West in Providence as part of a bridge repair project. The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) advises...
10/16/2017
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) announced today that it will be temporarily closing the weigh station located on I-95 South, between Exits 5 and 3 in Richmond. The weigh station is no longer used for truck weight enforcement, but is used as a truck rest area. During this...
10/13/2017
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced an upcoming temporary traffic pattern for a section of Route 112 on the Richmond/Charlestown line that will involve a full-time lane closure for approximately three years. RIDOT is replacing the Carolina Bridges, a series of...
10/10/2017
Temporary Closures to Begin on Monday, October 23 The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will be restricting travel through the Sakonnet River Channel for approximately one month, starting Monday, October 23. The restrictions are needed to allow for the safe...
10/06/2017
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) and the Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority (RITBA) today offered joint assurances about how privacy protection policies will be implemented in connection with electronic tolling for large commercial trucks. Both RIDOT and RITBA...