State Government Press Releases

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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...
10/06/2017
Daytime Closure to Commence on Wednesday, October 11 The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is scheduled to close Snell Road, from East Main Road to Long Highway, in Little Compton weekdays from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., effective Wednesday, October 11. The closure is...
10/05/2017
Nighttime road closures necessary for milling and paving operations The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced the second and final phase of paving for the Route 44 (Smith Street) resurfacing project in Providence. This work is scheduled to begin next...
12/08/2017
More than 40,000 passengers sailed the bay on the ferry this summer The seasonal ferry service offered by the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) completed a successful second season this past weekend, carrying 43,068 passengers this summer. Ridership is up nearly...
10/04/2017
Exits will be based on national standards using mile markers. The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) announced today that late this fall it will begin a highway renumbering program for its Interstate and other limited-access highways, starting with the entire I-...
10/04/2017
Overnight Detour to Begin on Monday, October 9 The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is scheduled to pave South and North Main Streets in Providence, from James Street to Smith Street, including all intersecting side streets, beginning Monday, October 9 as part...
09/29/2017
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) announced today that that its next rapid bridge replacement will require a full weekend closure of I-95 North in Exeter, currently scheduled for mid-October. This approach will allow the Department to demolish the old bridge and open a new one...
09/14/2017
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today kicked off the Transportation Innovation Partnership Expo, a two-day meeting of leaders in transportation technologies to support Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CAV) and other innovative transportation systems technology. The Expo...
09/11/2017
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) has announced a new traffic pattern effective today on the Blanchard Sawmill Bridge, carrying approximately 3,000 vehicles per day on Winsor Avenue over the Moswansicut Brook in Scituate/Johnston. Motorists are currently experiencing a one-way...
09/06/2017
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today joined with state and local officials to celebrate the early completion of the High Street and Kingstown Road Improvements project in South Kingstown. The much-needed repair for 1.3 miles of roadway in the villages of Wakefield and Peace...