State Government Press Releases

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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...
12/09/2020
Starting Monday, December 14, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is scheduled to close Greenville Avenue for three consecutive nights to safely place steel beams at the northbound Greenville Avenue Bridge at the Exit 10 interchange in Johnston. Greenville Avenue at the bridge...
12/04/2020
Salt sheds fully stocked; more than 500 trucks available for battling winter storms No matter what Mother Nature has in store for Rhode Island this coming winter, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is prepared to handle winter's worst so roads are as clear...
12/02/2020
Lane shifts; new detour needed for continued bridge replacement work Starting on Wednesday, December 9, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will make several traffic pattern changes as it continues rebuilding the Huntington Viaduct, the largest structurally...
12/02/2020
As part of its ongoing rehabilitation of the Eddy Street Bridge, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will remove the current lane split on I-95 North over Eddy Street, between Exit 19 (I-195 East) and Exit 20 (Point Street) in Providence on Thursday, December 3. In its place, all...
11/24/2020
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation will pave bridge decks on I-95 northbound over East Street and Roosevelt Avenue on Sunday, November 29, 2020 beginning at 6:00 p.m. and ending at 6:00 a.m. on Monday, November 30. The northbound middle and highspeed lanes will be open for travel...