News & Press Releases

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01/20/2019 14:30 EST
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) wants to remind travelers today, January 20, 2019, that as the afternoon progresses, weather conditions will deteriorate and become increasingly dangerous. Between 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. temperatures will start to drop quickly. Rain that...
01/16/2019 11:45 EST
Detour goes into effect January 23 The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced it will temporarily close a section of Old Great Road in North Smithfield, where it passes underneath Route 146, on Wednesday, January 23. The bridge over Old Great Road is part of a $7.1...
01/03/2019 15:30 EST
Rehabilitation of historic structure running several months ahead of schedule Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) Director Peter Alviti, Jr. joined with state and local officials in North Smithfield today to celebrate the reopening of the historic Slatersville Stone Arch Bridge....
12/20/2018 14:45 EST
All lane and road closures for this multi-bridge project are complete The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today marked the re-opening of several road and bridge segments as part of a $20.7 million, multi-bridge project known as the I-195 Corridor Bridges Project which addresses
12/20/2018 13:45 EST
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) has received approval from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to proceed with construction of the next ten tolling gantries in Rhode Island. The FHWA had reviewed the environmental assessment submitted by RIDOT and issued a Finding of No...
12/17/2018 13:30 EST
Actual lane split moving north; drivers will encounter split sooner The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced a change in its schedule for implementing a new traffic pattern as part of the 6/10 Interchange Project. Due to adverse weather forecast later in the week,...