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01/21/2016 15:15 EST
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) announced that effective today, Thursday, January 21, a weight limit for trucks will be in place on the Broad Street Bridge in Pawtucket. The change also impacts the nearby Barton Street Bridge, as both structures share common supporting...
12/22/2015 09:00 EST
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is working to replace the Pleasant Valley Parkway Bridge, which carries Dean Street over the Woonasquatucket River in Providence. This will allow the Department to reopen this vital link for residents and commuters several months earlier than...
12/21/2015 17:00 EST
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) announced that it is making repairs to the Hamlet Avenue Bridge, which carries Route 122 (Hamlet Avenue) over the Blackstone River in Woonsocket. The Hamlet Avenue Bridge is classified as structurally deficient, with the majority of its...
12/11/2015 10:00 EST
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is reminding motorists that it plans to temporarily close two highway ramps leading to I-95 South in Providence this weekend. The ramps – which take traffic from Memorial Boulevard to I-95 South and from Route 6/10 inbound to I-95 South – will...
12/04/2015 15:00 EST
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) announced today that it plans, weather depending, to temporarily close two highway ramps leading to I-95 South in Providence on December 12, lasting approximately 30 hours. The affected ramps take traffic from Memorial Boulevard to I-95 South...
12/02/2015 10:00 EST
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) and the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) today announced the expansion of bus service to the Wickford Junction Transit Center in North Kingstown. Effective Monday, December 7, 2015, this move will provide one-stop consolidated...

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01/21/2016 15:15 EST
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) announced that effective today, Thursday, January 21, a weight limit for trucks will be in place on the Broad Street Bridge in Pawtucket. The change also impacts the nearby Barton Street Bridge, as both structures share common supporting...
12/22/2015 09:00 EST
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is working to replace the Pleasant Valley Parkway Bridge, which carries Dean Street over the Woonasquatucket River in Providence. This will allow the Department to reopen this vital link for residents and commuters several months earlier than...
12/21/2015 17:00 EST
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) announced that it is making repairs to the Hamlet Avenue Bridge, which carries Route 122 (Hamlet Avenue) over the Blackstone River in Woonsocket. The Hamlet Avenue Bridge is classified as structurally deficient, with the majority of its...
12/11/2015 10:00 EST
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is reminding motorists that it plans to temporarily close two highway ramps leading to I-95 South in Providence this weekend. The ramps – which take traffic from Memorial Boulevard to I-95 South and from Route 6/10 inbound to I-95 South – will...
12/04/2015 15:00 EST
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) announced today that it plans, weather depending, to temporarily close two highway ramps leading to I-95 South in Providence on December 12, lasting approximately 30 hours. The affected ramps take traffic from Memorial Boulevard to I-95 South...
12/02/2015 10:00 EST
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) and the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) today announced the expansion of bus service to the Wickford Junction Transit Center in North Kingstown. Effective Monday, December 7, 2015, this move will provide one-stop consolidated...
11/25/2015 14:00 EST
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) announced today that it has partially opened the new Great Island Bridge in Narragansett, removing a weight limit that prohibited large trucks from crossing the span for the past 20 years. The bridge is the only point of access to Great Island,...
11/24/2015 09:45 EST
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will be heading into the upcoming winter storm season armed with new plows, additional drivers, automated pothole patching technology and the state's first-ever strategic salt reserve to protect against national road salt shortages experienced...
11/16/2015 15:15 EST
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced it is reorganizing personnel and purchasing equipment to enable the Department to use in-house forces to apply roadway pavement markings on 3,300 lane miles of state roads throughout Rhode Island. The striping crews and...
10/30/2015 16:30 EDT
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) announced today that it is tentatively scheduled to close the off-ramp from I-95 South to Route 37 West (Exit 14B) for bridge repairs beginning Monday, November 2. The daytime restrictions are necessary for RIDOT Bridge Maintenance crews to...
10/23/2015 14:45 EDT
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today released a 10-year transportation vision for the state of Rhode Island. This follows a vote last night by the State Planning Council's Transportation Advisory Committee to transmit RIDOT's 10-year plan, along with other materials, to...
10/15/2015 13:00 EDT
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) announced today new steps to protect the environment, while continuing to tackle inherited challenges that have been ignored for too many years. For the first time ever, the Department has included $111.9 million in funding for drainage...
09/10/2015 08:45 EDT
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) announced today that it is seeking qualified bidders to inspect and inventory its statewide system of catch basins, manholes and outfalls in an ongoing effort to better meet state and federal stormwater drainage regulations and make necessary...
09/02/2015 14:00 EDT
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) announced that it will begin shifting traffic to the new Central (White Church) Bridge in Barrington by the end of the day today, Wednesday, September 2. Part of a $15.4 million bridge replacement contract, this shift will allow the Department...
09/01/2015 13:00 EDT
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) announced today that it has awarded contracts for two resurfacing projects that will greatly enhance sections of Route 4 and Route 1 in North Kingstown and South Kingstown, respectively. A popular path for summer travelers and commuters, the...
08/31/2015 11:30 EDT
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) announced that it has completed the accelerated inspection of 230 structurally deficient bridges by the promised mid-August timeframe. The program resulted in the emergency closure and accelerated reconstruction of the Park Avenue Bridge in...
08/28/2015 13:30 EDT
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) announced today that will close the north sidewalk on the Atwells Avenue Bridge for approximately two months beginning Wednesday, September 2. Part of an ongoing bridge rehabilitation project, the closure will allow crews to begin repairing the...
08/24/2015 12:00 EDT
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) announced that effective today, it will assume maintenance and operations of the Wickford Junction commuter rail station in North Kingstown. The move will not only streamline facility operations but also achieve an estimated 10-year savings of $...
08/17/2015 15:15 EDT
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced work is scheduled to begin on the Pleasant Valley Parkway Bridge replacement project; the bridge, originally built in 1973, carries Dean Street over the Woonasquatucket River in Providence and is one of 230 bridges in the state...
08/07/2015 16:00 EDT
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) announced today the Mineral Spring Avenue Bridge over the Moshassuck River in Pawtucket will be temporarily posted for 18 tons effective this evening. Travel lanes on Mineral Spring Avenue at the bridge will be narrowed, and a truck detour will