News & Press Releases

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04/18/2017 09:15 EDT
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) has announced that the Slatersville Stone Arch Bridge that carries Route 5 (Providence Pike) over the Branch River in North Smithfield is scheduled to close for rehabilitation effective Monday, May 1. The bridge will be closed through July....
04/17/2017 13:30 EDT
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) has started a project to perform preventive maintenance on Providence area Interstate bridges. The work will be completed in phases, affecting three separate areas on I-195, I-95 and the Clifford Street Bridge over the next several months....
04/14/2017 00:00 EDT
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced the second in a series of weekend Interstate lane restrictions and bridge closures associated with the replacement of the Pawtucket Avenue Bridge over I-195 in East Providence. The next weekend closure begins Friday night, April...
04/11/2017 10:00 EDT
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is resuming work on its Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and resurfacing improvements to South Main Street and North Main Street in Providence. The goal of this project is to improve pedestrian safety in this highly traveled vehicular and...
04/07/2017 00:00 EDT
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is reminding motorists of the upcoming replacement of the Pawtucket Avenue Bridge over I-195 in East Providence, scheduled to begin Friday, April 7. All dates and times are weather-dependent and subject to change. To complete the work as...
03/31/2017 11:00 EDT
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT), Rhode Island State Police, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and representatives of organized labor across Rhode Island gathered today to urge motorists to drive safely in work zones as the 2017 road construction season gets underway.