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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...
12/16/2016 13:00 EST
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today submitted a grant application to the U.S. Department of Transportation to fund an enhanced design of the 6/10 Interchange where it intersects with I-95 northbound and the Providence Viaduct northbound. The $226.1 million project will...

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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...
12/16/2016 13:00 EST
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today submitted a grant application to the U.S. Department of Transportation to fund an enhanced design of the 6/10 Interchange where it intersects with I-95 northbound and the Providence Viaduct northbound. The $226.1 million project will...
12/08/2016 13:15 EST
Governor Gina M. Raimondo joined today with Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza and Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) Director Peter Alviti to announce a new road design for the 6/10 Interchange that keeps motorists safe, preserves project budget and timeline, improves regional traffic
12/05/2016 14:30 EST
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced it has initiated a request for proposals (RFP) process to solicit proposals from firms to design, build, operate and maintain all electronic tolling facilities for Rhode Island's truck-only tolling program in accordance with the...
12/02/2016 15:45 EST
Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) officials today were joined by Senator Jack Reed at a ceremony to mark the completion of a resurfacing project to address poor pavement conditions on parts of Route 138 in the South Kingstown villages of Kingston and West Kingston. The $1.1 million...
11/21/2016 12:45 EST
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is reminding motorists of the opening of an additional section of two-way traffic on the Apponaug Circulator project as it continues to transform a congested and outdated urban circulator system into a more efficient, safer and accessible...
11/21/2016 11:00 EST
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today held a ceremony with local officials to celebrate the early opening of the Great Island Bridge in Narragansett. The project reached substantial completion this month, eight months ahead of its original completion date. RIDOT also...
11/17/2016 13:00 EST
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced that RIDOT put $174 million out for bid during the 2016 Federal Fiscal Year (FFY2016) – $60 million more than it did in the previous year and $74 million more than it did in FFY2014. The details of the year-end accomplishments
11/16/2016 16:30 EST
Next phase of two-way traffic for the new circulator scheduled for November 22 The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is moving forward to open an additional section of two-way traffic on the Apponaug Circulator project as it continues to transform a congested and outdated urban...
11/15/2016 13:00 EST
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is reminding motorists that the final step in a series of traffic pattern changes on I-95 South near Exits 22 (Routes 6/10; Downtown) and Exit 21 (Atwells Avenue) in Providence is scheduled to be in place Thursday, November 17. This change...
11/15/2016 11:15 EST
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is reminding motorists that traffic pattern changes are scheduled to take effect tomorrow, Wednesday, November 16, which represent the next step in completing the Apponaug Circulator in the City of Warwick. All schedules are weather-...
11/10/2016 16:45 EST
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced that the final step in a series of traffic pattern changes on I-95 South near Exits 22 (Routes 6/10; Downtown) and Exit 21 (Atwells Avenue) in Providence is scheduled to be in place on Wednesday, November 16. This change will...
11/10/2016 13:15 EST
As it continues to transform a congested and outdated urban circulator system into a more efficient, safer and accessible facility, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is set to introduce the next step in completing the Apponaug Circulator in the City of Warwick. These changes
11/01/2016 09:30 EDT
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today held a ceremony with local officials and community representatives to mark the re-opening of the Clarence L. Hussey Memorial Bridge in Wickford. In order to expedite repairs to the bridge, it was closed from April 1 to June 3, 2016, and...
10/30/2016 13:00 EDT
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is reminding motorists about the new traffic pattern on I-95 South near Exits 22 (Routes 6/10; Downtown) and Exit 21 (Atwells Avenue) in Providence, which opened yesterday morning. Tomorrow is the first time weekday commuters will experience the
10/28/2016 16:30 EDT
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is reminding motorists about the second phase of traffic pattern changes on I-95 South near Exits 22 (Routes 6/10; Downtown) and Exit 21 (Atwells Avenue) in Providence. RIDOT is shifting the lanes one at a time as it completes the necessary...