News & Press Releases

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02/22/2017 12:30 EST
One year after passage of the landmark RhodeWorks transportation legislation, Rhode Island has initiated millions of dollars of construction projects and puts hundreds of people back to work. At the same time, RhodeWorks has paved the way for a new Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT),
02/07/2017 15:45 EST
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced it will begin replacement of the structurally deficient Capron Road Bridge, a bridge that carries local traffic on Capron Road over a tributary of the Woonasquatucket River in Smithfield. The work requires a full closure of the...
02/01/2017 13:30 EST
After sitting on the drawing board for more than 30 years, the replacement for the badly deteriorated and structurally deficient network of bridges at the Route 6-10 interchange in Providence is finally moving forward, as the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) has initiated a request-
01/30/2017 12:45 EST
Design-build approach to be employed with construction underway by end of 2017. The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced that it is now accepting proposals from construction companies to design and build Rhode Island's newest commuter rail station, strategically...
01/26/2017 10:45 EST
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) announced that effective today, Wednesday, January 25, it will be closing the Barton Street Bridge in Pawtucket. The 102-year-old bridge is structurally deficient and had a weight limit of just 5 tons because of its advanced steel deterioration.
12/21/2016 13:30 EST
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced that it received six bids for the demolition of the old Sakonnet River Bridge across the Sakonnet River between Portsmouth and Tiverton. The lowest apparent bid of $9.4 million was submitted by S & R Corporation. RIDOT...