State Government Press Releases

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04/28/2021
National Work Zone Awareness Week is April 26-30, 2021 With the start of a new construction season, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is reminding motorists to reduce their speeds and drive safely in work zones to keep the thousands of men and women safe...
04/26/2021
As part of its $11.7 million project to replace the Park Avenue Railroad Bridge, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation is planning an overnight closure of the bridge on Tuesday, May 4. The bridge carries Park Avenue (Route 12) over Amtrak's Northeast Corridor, between Elmwood Avenue (Route...
04/22/2021
Governor Dan McKee joined the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today to officially launch the Department's new "Clean Rhodes" anti-litter initiative and highlight the #RIMillionPieces challenge. The Governor, First Lady Susan McKee, Lt. Governor Sabina Matos, RIDOT Director Peter...
04/20/2021
As part of its ongoing $265 million Providence Viaduct Northbound Project, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will implement new lane shifts for portions of I-95 South and Route 146 North in Providence beginning on Friday night, April 23. One of the shifts will be on I-95...
04/16/2021
As part of its ongoing project to replace the Greenville Avenue Bridge at the Exit 10 interchange in Johnston, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will shift lanes for I-295 North on Tuesday night, April 20. All northbound lanes will shift off a temporary bridge RIDOT was...
04/13/2021
On Friday night, April 16 at 9 p.m., the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is scheduled to close Exit 1A (I-295 South) off Route 37 West in Cranston. The exit closure, expected to last throughout the weekend, is necessary to complete the next phase of the ongoing safety...
04/09/2021
Beginning TONIGHT, Friday, April 23, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is scheduled to implement a detour for Route 102 (Bronco Highway) northbound to safely replace the Mohegan Bridge. This structurally deficient bridge carries about 15,200 vehicles per day over the Branch...
03/23/2021
Starting on March 27, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will kick off a $16.2 million, 10-bridge preservation project along I-295 in Smithfield. The initial phase of the project requires a closure of the right travel lane of I-295 in both directions where the highway passes...
03/22/2021
This week the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will install a series of traffic changes as part of a $13.9 million design-build project to replace the structurally deficient Farnum Pike Bridge, which carries Route 146 over Farnum Pike/Route 104 in North Smithfield. The changes...
03/19/2021
Construction on the Rhode Island Department of Transportation's (RIDOT) $265 million Providence Viaduct Northbound Project begins on Friday, March 26 with a series of lane shifts along the I-95 corridor between Exits 21 and Exit 23 in Providence. RIDOT does not anticipate any travel delays...