State Government Press Releases

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10/30/2019
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) teamed up with numerous construction and trade industry professionals to help more than 500 high school seniors from 26 schools explore new careers in the transportation construction trades at the RIDOT Construction Career Days, held today at...
10/28/2019
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) and Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (RIDEM) today announced a $1.4 million repair project for a portion of the Blackstone River Bikeway in Lincoln and Cumberland. During this work, short sections of the bikeway may be closed,
10/24/2019
Traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction throughout the weekend The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced the second phase of lane closures scheduled to take place the weekend of November 1-4 to replace the Lafayette Road Bridge. The...
10/22/2019
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced a temporary lane shift on Route 146 North at the Route 116/George Washington Highway interchange as part of a $14.5 million project to replace the structurally deficient Louisquisset Pike Bridge in Lincoln. It is scheduled to...
10/21/2019
Ramp will remain closed until end of Route 6/10 Interchange project The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced it will close the Westminster Street on-ramp to Route 10 South in Providence effective Monday, November 4. The closure is necessary to...
10/21/2019
Recently passed TIP amendment moves funds up for replacement spans The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) and Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (RIDEM) today announced the closure of the Barrington River and Palmer River bike path bridges, which...
10/21/2019
Pilot program to educate more than 500 children this fall The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) has developed a new program called Rhode to Bicycle Safety, which teaches elementary school-age children valuable skills for safe bike riding. Today RIDOT Director...
10/17/2019
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) announced that it will reopen the Gano Street off-ramp (Exit 3) on I-195 West overnight tonight. It will be ready for traffic in time for the morning commute tomorrow. The ramp will remain open as RIDOT conducts traffic studies of the...
10/10/2019
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced the start of a project to replace the City of Providence-owned Hawkins Street Bridge, which carries Hawkins Street over the West River, between Branch Avenue and Corliss Park, in Providence. The initial phase of the project...
10/02/2019
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced a series of overnight lane restrictions on Route 146 in the area of the Farnum Pike Bridge in North Smithfield for milling and paving operations. The bridge carries Route 146 over Farnum Pike (Route 104). Overnight closures...