State Government Press Releases

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04/24/2020
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will temporarily close Greenville Avenue (Route 5) at the I-295 overpass in Johnston on Monday, April 27 from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. The closure is needed for the construction of a temporary bridge being built between the northbound and southbound...
04/22/2020
Closure is the first of many changes for highway bridge work in Pawtucket The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will temporarily close Exit 30 on I-95 South on Tuesday night, April 28 until late Summer 2020. The off-ramp is located close to the Massachusetts...
04/21/2020
Rhode Island records second straight year with no work zone fatalities There are fewer vehicles on our roads today but the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) still has 300 maintenance workers out there and 183 bridges under construction in 56 projects in full...
04/21/2020
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) recommends that travelers on I-95 North and South during daytime hours consider alternate routes because of lane closures planned on the highway as it passes through Pawtucket starting Thursday, April 23. I-295 and Route 146 can be used during...
04/17/2020
Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) this week started a resurfacing project for 0.5 miles of Taunton Avenue (Route 44) from just east of the Pawtucket Avenue intersection to the Massachusetts state line in East Providence. The $4.8 million project includes stormwater improvements to...
04/16/2020
Traffic pattern change scheduled to begin next week As part of an ongoing bridge replacement project, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will make a temporary traffic pattern change with a lane split for both northbound and southbound lanes for a section of I-...
04/09/2020
Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will begin a resurfacing project for approximately 0.5 miles of Old Tower Hill Road in the South Kingstown village of Wakefield the week of April 13. The $3.9 million project will repave this deteriorated roadway from the Route 1 interchange to...
04/09/2020
Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will begin a resurfacing project for 4.4 miles of Danielson Pike in Scituate the week of April 13. The $6.4 million project will repave this badly deteriorated roadway from Route 116 (West Greenville Road) to Route 102 (Chopmist Hill Road)....
04/03/2020
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) and Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (RIDEM) remind users of the Blackstone River Bikeway in Lincoln and Cumberland about possible closures of segments of the bike path during weekday hours this spring and into the early...
03/31/2020
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced that within the next two weeks, RIDOT will be advertising a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the Washington Bridge Rehabilitation design-build Project. RIDOT is scheduling for the work on the Washington Bridge to start this year...