State Government Press Releases

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01/25/2021
As part of the replacement of the Louisquisset Pike Bridge, which carries Route 146 over Route 116 (George Washington Highway) in Lincoln, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will close Route 116 at the bridge for five consecutive nights, starting on Sunday, January 31. The...
01/20/2021
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is currently scheduled to shift travel lanes on Route 5 (Greenwich Avenue) near Knight Street in Warwick on Thursday, February 11 for reconstruction of the Pontiac Bridge over the Pawtuxet River. The Department also will reduce travel lanes...
01/13/2021
The annual report by the Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety on highway safety laws and enforcement across the United States puts Rhode Island among the top states in the country for highway safety, tying with New York as the top state in the organization's 2021 Roadmap of State Highway Safety...
01/12/2021
Starting Friday, January 22, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will make additional changes to traffic patterns on the Henderson Bridge in East Providence and Providence, shifting all travel lanes to the side of the bridge carrying eastbound traffic toward East Providence. This...
01/08/2021
New lane shifts for both I-95 northbound and southbound traffic in southern Rhode Island begin on Monday night, January 11 as part of the Rhode Island Department of Transportation's (RIDOT) $21.3 million project to replace the Kingston Road Bridge at Exit 3 in Richmond. RIDOT has completed...
12/28/2020
Today, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) began lane closures on the Henderson Expressway westbound as part of its $84.4 million Henderson Bridge Replacement Project in East Providence and Providence. Those on the Henderson Expressway eastbound (which includes the Henderson...
12/22/2020
During the daytime hours on Monday, December 28, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will begin lane closures as part of its $84.4 million Henderson Bridge Replacement Project in East Providence and Providence. The closures are a necessary step prior to a traffic shift on the...
12/16/2020
With heavy snow and high winds impacting Rhode Island, Governor Gina M. Raimondo has issued a proclamation prohibiting tractor-trailer trucks from all state highways through 9 a.m. Thursday, December 17. This restriction will aid in the Rhode Island Department of Transportation's efforts to...
12/14/2020
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today reopened the Howard Road Bridge in Cumberland. The bridge had been closed since June 2017 after the results of an inspection found that the bridge was so badly deteriorated it could not remain open to traffic.
12/10/2020
On Friday, December 11, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will remove a lane shift and restore Route 146 North to its original traffic pattern at the Route 104 (Farnum Pike) interchange in North Smithfield. The Department rebuilt the northbound Farnum Pike Bridge as part of an...