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07/31/2015 03:15 EDT
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced that it is undertaking an additional environmental study mandated by the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), under the Section 7 Consultation provision of the federal Endangered Species Act, prior to the demolition of the...
07/21/2015 12:15 EDT
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is reopening the Park Avenue Bridge effective today. The bridge was closed on Tuesday, June 23. That same day, RIDOT reached out to contractors to solicit bids for repair, and a meeting was held with potential contractors on Thursday, June...
07/20/2015 11:00 EDT
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is continuing its efforts to restore the state's roadways and bridges with an improvement project along Dexter Street in Central Falls and Pawtucket. Over the course of the next year, crews will resurface the roadway from School Street in...
07/16/2015 13:00 EDT
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced that it has awarded a contract to repair the East Avenue West Bridge, which carries traffic for Route 113 (East Avenue) over I-295 in Warwick. As part of a continuing effort to rebuild Rhode Island's roads and bridges, the work...
07/15/2015 14:30 EDT
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) announced today that it has awarded a contract to resurface the entire length of Route 37 between Natick Avenue in Cranston and Post Road in Warwick. The project includes a $5.9 million contract awarded to D'Ambra Construction and a five...
07/06/2015 16:00 EDT
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is reminding motorists of a scheduled closure of a segment of Route 24 North in Tiverton. The closure is necessary because an expansion joint needs to be repaired on the bridge that carries Route 24 North over Fish Road. RIDOT's Highway and

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07/31/2015 03:15 EDT
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced that it is undertaking an additional environmental study mandated by the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), under the Section 7 Consultation provision of the federal Endangered Species Act, prior to the demolition of the...
07/21/2015 12:15 EDT
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is reopening the Park Avenue Bridge effective today. The bridge was closed on Tuesday, June 23. That same day, RIDOT reached out to contractors to solicit bids for repair, and a meeting was held with potential contractors on Thursday, June...
07/20/2015 11:00 EDT
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is continuing its efforts to restore the state's roadways and bridges with an improvement project along Dexter Street in Central Falls and Pawtucket. Over the course of the next year, crews will resurface the roadway from School Street in...
07/16/2015 13:00 EDT
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced that it has awarded a contract to repair the East Avenue West Bridge, which carries traffic for Route 113 (East Avenue) over I-295 in Warwick. As part of a continuing effort to rebuild Rhode Island's roads and bridges, the work...
07/15/2015 14:30 EDT
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) announced today that it has awarded a contract to resurface the entire length of Route 37 between Natick Avenue in Cranston and Post Road in Warwick. The project includes a $5.9 million contract awarded to D'Ambra Construction and a five...
07/06/2015 16:00 EDT
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is reminding motorists of a scheduled closure of a segment of Route 24 North in Tiverton. The closure is necessary because an expansion joint needs to be repaired on the bridge that carries Route 24 North over Fish Road. RIDOT's Highway and
07/04/2015 17:30 EDT
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced the temporary closure of the right lane on a segment of Route 24 North in Tiverton. The closure is necessary because an expansion joint needs to be repaired on the bridge that carries Route 24 North over Fish Road. Motorists
06/29/2015 19:30 EDT
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) announced today that work has begun to repair the Park Avenue Bridge over Amtrak's Northeast Corridor in Cranston, with the goal of reopening the span in a month's time. On Friday afternoon, RIDOT awarded a $411,000 contract to John Rocchio
06/29/2015 12:30 EDT
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) and Amtrak are beginning work on a project in South County that will benefit train operations in the Northeast and long-term transit planning in Rhode Island. The $41 million project involves construction of a third track at Kingston Station
06/26/2015 13:45 EDT
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced that it will soon begin work on the Albion Bridges, which carry School Street over the Blackstone River and a small canal on the Cumberland/Lincoln border. This is the latest in a series of bridge improvements across Rhode Island
06/26/2015 13:00 EDT
Governor Gina M. Raimondo and members of the Congressional delegation will join the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) and Amtrak next week to kick off a high-speed rail project that will have long-term benefits for transit in Rhode Island and throughout the Northeast Corridor....
06/23/2015 14:45 EDT
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) announced the closure of the Park Avenue Bridge over Amtrak's Northeast Corridor in Cranston effective this afternoon. Early yesterday morning, one of RIDOT's outside engineering consultants inspected the bridge. The inspection found...
06/23/2015 11:45 EDT
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation Office on Highway Safety (OHS) today announced the recipients of the 2015 Highway Safety Champion Awards. The awards recognize law enforcement officers for their outstanding performance in carrying out speed, occupant-protection, and alcohol-impaired...
04/29/2015 07:30 EDT
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is teaming up with the University of Rhode Island Transportation Center (URITC) to offer high schoolers a hands-on work experience in the transportation and construction fields. The annual Rhode Island Construction Career Days event is expected
04/28/2015 07:00 EDT
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) announced today that it will open the new linear park on the historic Washington Bridge in Providence on weekends beginning Saturday, May 2; this to allow the public to take advantage of the spring weather and enjoy the new bike path as soon as...
04/24/2015 09:45 EDT
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) announced today that advanced wrong-way driving detection systems will be active, beginning this week, at 24 locations across the state. The systems will both alert a driver who is traveling in the wrong direction as well as notify police and...
04/15/2015 13:15 EDT
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT), in partnership with the City of Newport, announced today that work is beginning this week on the Broadway Streetscape Improvement Project, a $5.8 million contract with Cardi Corporation to resurface the roadway and upgrade pedestrian facilities.
04/14/2015 15:30 EDT
In an effort to better serve commuters across the state, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) and the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) announced today that construction has begun to rehabilitate 11 Park & Ride lots throughout Rhode Island. Through a $906,331...
04/01/2015 18:15 EDT
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation - in partnership with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), the Rhode Island State Police, and the City of Providence - will host a road assessment this week in Olneyville to evaluate...
03/25/2015 19:15 EDT
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT), in partnership with the URI Transportation Center, will host a roundtable discussion with municipal leaders on pothole repair tomorrow. The goal of the meeting is to discuss potential collaborations that will help expedite roadway repairs...