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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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Better Bridges for Rhode Island

Sakonnet River Bridge

The Better Bridge Program is a 10-year plan to preserve our state's bridges and keep people and commerce moving throughout Rhode Island. Click here to learn more.

Aquidneck Island Tolling

Sakonnet River Bridge

The new Sakonnet River Bridge, with the old one it replaced at left. It is Rhode Island's fourth-longest bridge.

Rhode Island, like the rest of the country, is struggling to maintain its system of roads and bridges under very challenging financial constraints. Generally, the level of investment in infrastructure improvement has not kept pace with demand or the escalating costs of construction.

RIDOT does not have the resources to properly maintain the new Sakonnet River Bridge. As a means of preserving this vital state asset, RIDOT explored the establishment of a tolling facility.

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Our Highway Murals

New mural on I-95 in Providence at Exit 23

RIDOT is installing murals on bridge abutments and retaining walls that are prone to graffiti. The newest murals were unveiled in June on I-95 in Providence and Hopkinton.

Rebuilding the Providence Viaduct

Providence Viaduct

We're actively working to replace the Providence Viaduct, which carries I-95 through the heart of Rhode Island's capital city. The Viaduct is a central artery in our state - and in our region.

Try Transit!

Iway logo Extended! RIDOT and RIPTA have teamed up to offer free parking at select commuter rail stations and discount bus fare at commuter lots servicing Providence. Learn more!

Working 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.

New City and Town Loan Program


RIDOT and its partner agencies have finalized a list of proposed local road and bridge improvements across Rhode Island, funded by a new low-interest loan program. Click here for more details and the project list.

Other Major Projects

Iway Contract 14 groundbreaking

Officials gather to break ground for Iway Contract 14, which will rebuild city streets disturbed by the old I-195 and lay the foundation for redevelopment.


The Iway (I-195 Relocation) Project is largely complete, but additional work remains to reconstruct city streets bisected by the highway corridor.

Pawtucket River Bridge

RIDOT is currently replacing the Pawtucket River Bridge, which carries I-95 over the Seekonk River in Pawtucket.

Sakonnet River Bridge

RIDOT is working to replace the Sakonnet River Bridge, which carries Route 24 between Tiverton and Portsmouth. All traffic has been shifted to the new bridge, but work will continue on other elements of the project into 2014.