State Government Press Releases

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11/16/2015
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced it is reorganizing personnel and purchasing equipment to enable the Department to use in-house forces to apply roadway pavement markings on 3,300 lane miles of state roads throughout Rhode Island. The striping crews and...
10/30/2015
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) announced today that it is tentatively scheduled to close the off-ramp from I-95 South to Route 37 West (Exit 14B) for bridge repairs beginning Monday, November 2. The daytime restrictions are necessary for RIDOT Bridge Maintenance crews to...
10/23/2015
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today released a 10-year transportation vision for the state of Rhode Island. This follows a vote last night by the State Planning Council's Transportation Advisory Committee to transmit RIDOT's 10-year plan, along with other materials, to...
10/15/2015
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) announced today new steps to protect the environment, while continuing to tackle inherited challenges that have been ignored for too many years. For the first time ever, the Department has included $111.9 million in funding for drainage...
09/10/2015
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) announced today that it is seeking qualified bidders to inspect and inventory its statewide system of catch basins, manholes and outfalls in an ongoing effort to better meet state and federal stormwater drainage regulations and make necessary...
09/02/2015
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) announced that it will begin shifting traffic to the new Central (White Church) Bridge in Barrington by the end of the day today, Wednesday, September 2. Part of a $15.4 million bridge replacement contract, this shift will allow the Department...
09/01/2015
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) announced today that it has awarded contracts for two resurfacing projects that will greatly enhance sections of Route 4 and Route 1 in North Kingstown and South Kingstown, respectively. A popular path for summer travelers and commuters, the...
08/31/2015
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) announced that it has completed the accelerated inspection of 230 structurally deficient bridges by the promised mid-August timeframe. The program resulted in the emergency closure and accelerated reconstruction of the Park Avenue Bridge in...
08/31/2015
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) announced today that will close the north sidewalk on the Atwells Avenue Bridge for approximately two months beginning Wednesday, September 2. Part of an ongoing bridge rehabilitation project, the closure will allow crews to begin repairing the...
08/24/2015
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) announced that effective today, it will assume maintenance and operations of the Wickford Junction commuter rail station in North Kingstown. The move will not only streamline facility operations but also achieve an estimated 10-year savings of $...