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09/21/2016 11:45 EDT
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will start work on the McCormick Quarry Bridge in East Providence on Friday, September 23, 2016. As with the recently replaced East Shore Expressway Bridge, this process involves an 80-hour rapid replacement. The McCormick Quarry Bridge...
09/09/2016 08:15 EDT
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today released final ridership statistics for its seasonal ferry service, from its inaugural launch on Friday, July 1 through its final run on Labor Day weekend. The service proved extremely successful with a total of 33,221 passenger trips on...
09/08/2016 12:00 EDT
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation is reminding motorists that starting tomorrow night, Friday, September 9 at 9 p.m., it will begin an 80-hour rapid bridge replacement for the East Shore Expressway Bridge in East Providence. This innovative approach lets RIDOT shave a year off the...
09/01/2016 15:00 EDT
Using conventional construction methods, replacing the East Shore Expressway Bridge in East Providence would have resulted in a year of delays and congestion. Instead, RIDOT is about ready to begin an extended weekend closure of the bridge and replace it in just 80 hours. "Projects like this...
09/01/2016 11:30 EDT
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced that it has accelerated its planned reopening of the existing truck rest area along I-95 North, located between Exits 2 and 3. The rest area is scheduled to open tomorrow morning, Friday, September 2 by 8 a.m. RIDOT's...
08/30/2016 12:00 EDT
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is one step closer to finalizing its repairs at the Clarence L. Hussey Memorial Bridge in Wickford, as the bridge's second and final closure is scheduled to occur from Tuesday, September 6, 2016 through Tuesday, November 15, 2016. The bridge,

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09/21/2016 11:45 EDT
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will start work on the McCormick Quarry Bridge in East Providence on Friday, September 23, 2016. As with the recently replaced East Shore Expressway Bridge, this process involves an 80-hour rapid replacement. The McCormick Quarry Bridge...
09/09/2016 08:15 EDT
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today released final ridership statistics for its seasonal ferry service, from its inaugural launch on Friday, July 1 through its final run on Labor Day weekend. The service proved extremely successful with a total of 33,221 passenger trips on...
09/08/2016 12:00 EDT
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation is reminding motorists that starting tomorrow night, Friday, September 9 at 9 p.m., it will begin an 80-hour rapid bridge replacement for the East Shore Expressway Bridge in East Providence. This innovative approach lets RIDOT shave a year off the...
09/01/2016 15:00 EDT
Using conventional construction methods, replacing the East Shore Expressway Bridge in East Providence would have resulted in a year of delays and congestion. Instead, RIDOT is about ready to begin an extended weekend closure of the bridge and replace it in just 80 hours. "Projects like this...
09/01/2016 11:30 EDT
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced that it has accelerated its planned reopening of the existing truck rest area along I-95 North, located between Exits 2 and 3. The rest area is scheduled to open tomorrow morning, Friday, September 2 by 8 a.m. RIDOT's...
08/30/2016 12:00 EDT
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is one step closer to finalizing its repairs at the Clarence L. Hussey Memorial Bridge in Wickford, as the bridge's second and final closure is scheduled to occur from Tuesday, September 6, 2016 through Tuesday, November 15, 2016. The bridge,
08/26/2016 15:30 EDT
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) Office on Highway Safety (OHS) today released two quarters of data on routine traffic stops in Rhode Island as mandated by the Comprehensive Community Police Relationship Act (CCPRA) of 2015. The data was made available to a large group of...
08/24/2016 17:30 EDT
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced that it will reopen the existing truck rest area along I-95 North, located between Exits 2 and 3. The rest area will provide additional safe parking for truck drivers, who must comply with federal regulations that limit the...
08/23/2016 13:45 EDT
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is investing in much-needed repairs to 1.3 miles of roadway in the villages of Wakefield and Peace Dale in South Kingstown. Work is now underway with the initial task involving the installation of new drainage structures along a section of...
08/22/2016 15:30 EDT
During construction of the Apponaug Circulator project in Warwick, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) has been phasing in the new traffic patterns. Motorists are about to encounter another change on Wednesday, August 24 as RIDOT is scheduled to remove a traffic signal and open a...
08/11/2016 10:15 EDT
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) has begun work on the next off-road segment of the Blackstone River Bikeway, connecting to the India Point Park area in the City of Providence, and providing the missing link to the East Bay Bike Path. This 7/10 of a mile segment connects the...
08/05/2016 09:00 EDT
Governor Gina Raimondo, Congressman David Cicilline, Central Falls Mayor James Diossa, Pawtucket Mayor Donald Grebien and Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) Director Peter Alviti Jr. today celebrated the completion of the much needed facelift for Dexter Street in Central Falls and...
07/29/2016 10:00 EDT
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) recently completed the realignment of the intersection of Route 3 (Nooseneck Hill Road) and Route 102 (Victory Highway) in the Town of Exeter, with a goal of increasing safety and making it easier for drivers to navigate. A new traffic pattern...
07/21/2016 13:30 EDT
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is scheduled to activate a temporary traffic signal at the Metro Center Boulevard Bridge that carries Metro Center Boulevard over the Airport Connector in Warwick on Friday, July 22. Since May 16, only northbound traffic was permitted to...
07/14/2016 09:15 EDT
The Providence-Newport ferry service continues to prove popular with Rhode Islanders and visitors alike, and has sold more than 5,000 tickets in its first 12 days, providing passengers a unique and convenient transportation option to one of Rhode Island's most popular summer destinations....
07/11/2016 16:45 EDT
Effective Wednesday, July 13, motorists who travel on Route 1 (Post Road) in a 1.6 mile stretch, just south of Camp Avenue to Route 1A (West Main Street) in North Kingstown, will experience a new traffic pattern. This proven safety measure is being implemented by the Rhode Island Department of...
07/05/2016 17:30 EDT
The inaugural weekend of the new Providence-Newport ferry service proved very popular with Rhode Islanders, as more than 1,000 people took advantage of this new transit connection during its debut this past Fourth of July weekend. From its start on Friday, July 1 through yesterday, July 4,...
07/01/2016 13:15 EDT
Effective today, Friday, July 1, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) has consolidated its existing 511 traveler information service. Now, instead of getting automated recorded messages, callers will be able to speak with live operators. The consolidation will translate to a...
06/30/2016 14:00 EDT
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced it will debut its new ferry service connecting Providence and Newport on July 1. The new service will run during the busy tourism season, July 1-Sept. 5, bolstering the state's economy and promoting public transit for visitors
06/21/2016 11:15 EDT
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will be working to improve pedestrian safety and mobility at the heavily traveled intersection of Francis Street and Memorial Boulevard in the City of Providence, with preliminary construction activities, such as the installation of temporary...