State Government Press Releases

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08/25/2020
As part of its ongoing project to rehabilitate the Eddy Street Bridge in Providence, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will put in place a lane split on I-95 northbound over Eddy Street, between Exit 19 (I-195 East) and Exit 20 (Point Street) on Friday, August 28. The split...
08/25/2020
As part of ongoing repairs to the Knight Bridge, which carries I-295 North over I-95 South, just prior to Exit 1A in Warwick, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will close one of the two travel lanes for a weekend, starting on Friday, August 28. This timeframe allows RIDOT to...
08/18/2020
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will install a lane split on I-95 North near Exit 30 in Pawtucket on Monday, August 24. On Friday, August 28, RIDOT will reduce travel lanes from three to two throughout the weekend. Both changes are part of an ongoing $25 million project to...
08/22/2020
Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) Director Peter Alviti, Jr., U.S. Senator Jack Reed, U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, Congressman Jim Langevin, Congressman David Cicilline, and Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza today broke ground to mark the start of construction on the $265 million...
08/11/2020
New lane shifts for I-95 northbound in southern Rhode Island begin on Sunday night, August 16 as part of the Rhode Island Department of Transportation's (RIDOT) $21.3 million Kingston Road Bridge replacement at Exit 3 in Richmond. I-95 northbound traffic will move over the median to use a...
08/04/2020
As part of an ongoing bridge preservation project for the structurally deficient Stony Lane Bridge in North Kingstown, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will put a lane split in place in both directions on Route 4 starting Friday, August 14. The lane split will be located...
08/04/2020
Seastreak, the seasonal ferry operator for the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) Providence to Newport and Bristol ferry has cancelled service for today, Tuesday, August 4, due to the impending arrival of Tropical Storm Isaias. Seastreak plans to resume service to Newport,...
07/31/2020
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will detour southbound traffic for repairs on the Main Street Bridge over I-95 in Pawtucket on Thursday, August 6. The detour will be in place until the end of the year. RIDOT is replacing bridge joints, repairing the deck, sidewalks and...
07/29/2020
As part of ongoing bridge repair work on the Lafayette Railroad Bridge in North Kingstown, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will make a temporary traffic pattern change for both northbound and southbound lanes on a section of Route 4, just south of Exit 3 (Route 102/Wickford)....
07/28/2020
Effective Tuesday, July 28, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will close the Reservoir Avenue Bridge over Amtrak's Northeast Corridor in Providence. Based on the results of a recent inspection and a review of the bridge's poor condition, RIDOT determined it was necessary to...