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Telephone 401-222-2450

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R.I., our nation at a crossroads


Click on the image above to check out a great infographic from the American Association of State and Highway Transportation Officials (AASHTO) showing what's at stake for Rhode Island and our country if the national Highway Trust Fund runs out of money - as it is projected to do this fall.

RIDOT Wins Award for Pawtucket River Bridge!

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RIDOT's Pawtucket River Bridge earned an Honor Award from the Rhode Island Chapter of the American Institute of Architects - one of the organization's most prestigious awards! Click here to read the judges' comments.

A Plan Toward Zero Deaths

Rhode Island's Strategic Highway Safety Plan (SHSP) is a blueprint for moving Toward Zero Deaths, a national effort to cut traffic fatalities and serious injuries in half by 2030. Watch a video on TZD.

Txtng & Drivng It Can Wait

RIDOT and the Rhode Island Attorney General's Office have teamed up to bring AT&T's "Txtng & Drivng ... It Can Wait" awareness campaign to high schools throughout Rhode Island.

Race Data Report

Read the Northeastern University Institute on Race and Justice report on Rhode Island traffic stop statistics.

Accessible Pedestrian Signals

RIDOT is accepting applications for accessible pedestrian signals. Learn more.

City Centre Warwick


RIDOT and the Federal Highway Administration were proud to assist state and local agencies in the launch of City Centre Warwick, a new development district for the City of Warwick centered around T.F. Green Airport, the InterLink and our Commuter Rail station.

Parking Limited at Kingston Station

Parking at Kingston Station in South Kingstown is limited due to ongoing parking lot improvements through Spring 2014. South County Bike Path users may wish to choose an alternative parking lot, especially on weekdays when the train station is busiest.

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RIDOT Organization Directory

Office of the Director

RIDOT Director Michael P. Lewis
Two Capitol Hill
Providence, RI 02903


RIDOT Deputy Director Phillip Kydd
Two Capitol Hill
Providence, RI 02903


Executive Staff

Communications & Customer Service
Rose Amoros
401-222-1362, ext. 4450

Office of Counsel
Lisa Martinelli, Esq.

DOA/Human Resources
Paul E. Pysz

Policy & Governmental Relations
Melissa Long, Esq.

Management Information Systems
Thomas Lewandowski

Training & Performance Metrics
Christos Xenophontos, Administrator
401-222-2495, ext. 4400

Planning & Finance (descriptions)

Robert Shawver, P.E.
Associate Chief Engineer

Financial Management
Robert Farley Jr., Associate Director
401-222-6590, Ext. 4535

    • Grants Management
      401-222-2496 Ext. 4650
    • Accounting
      401-222-6590 Ext. 4634
    • Accounts Payable
      Supervising Accountant
      401-222-6590 Ext. 4524
    • Accounts Receivable
      Supervising Accountant
      401-222-2496 Ext. 4621

Traffic Management

Intermodal Planning
Stephen A. Devine
Chief Program Development

Geographic Information System
Stephen Kut

Capital Projects

Administration (descriptions)

Christos Xenophontos, Administrator
(401) 222-2495

Contracts and Specifications
Christos Xenophontos, Administrator
(401) 222-2495

Office of Business and Community Resources
Vanessa Crum, Esq., Administrator
(401) 222-3260

Title VI Compliance, Internal Affirmative Action & ADA Programs
Melissa Long, Esq.,
(401) 222-6510


Infrastructure Development (descriptions)

Chief Engineer
Kazem Farhoumand, P.E.
401-222-2492, ext. 4100

Robert Smith, P.E., Deputy Chief Engineer
401-222-2023, ext. 4023

    • Road Design
      Vincent Palumbo, P.E., Managing Engineer
      401-222-2023, ext. 4049
      • Environmental Resources & Road Design
        Peter A. Healey, P.E.
        Chief Civil Engineer
        401 222-2023 Ext. 4039
        •     Landscape Architecture
              Susan J. Votta, RLA, ASLA
              Supervising Landscape Architect
              401-222-2023 ext. 4468
    • Bridge Design
      David Fish, P.E., Managing Engineer
      401-222-2053, ext. 4022
    • Traffic Management & Highway Safety
      Robert Rocchio, P.E., Managing Engineer
      401-222-2694, ext. 4206
      • Office on Highway Safety
        Francisco Lovera, P.E.
        (401) 222-3024
    • Property Acquisition
      Richard Kalunian, Chief Facilities Management Officer
      401-222-22411, ext. 4534

Construction Management
Frank Corrao III, P.E. , Deputy Chief Engineer
401-222-2468, ext. 4202

  • Chief Civil Engineers (401) 222-2468
    Norman Marzano, P.E., ext. 4312
    Jay Silva, P.E., ext. 4316

Research & Materials
Colin A. Franco, P.E. , Associate Chief Engineer
401-222-3030, ext. 4110
Mark E. Felag, P.E. , Managing Engineer
401-222-2524, ext.4130

401 222-2815


Highway and Bridge Maintenance

  • Joseph Baker, P.E., Administrator
  • Field Operations
  • Deputy Engineering & Support Services
  • Deputy Administrator Traffic Construction & Maintenance
  • Fleet Operations
    Fleet Management Officer
  • Health & Safety Program
    Victory Lepore, Administrator
  • Property Management
    Ann Hollands, Administrator