News & Press Releases

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05/17/2019 12:15 EDT
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced an updated schedule for the temporary traffic pattern change with lane closures on Route 6 just west of the Hartford Avenue exit in Providence for the rehabilitation of the Woonasquatucket River Bridge. RIDOT will shift...
05/15/2019 15:00 EDT
Service to begin in time for Memorial Day Weekend The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced the return of the seasonal Providence-Newport Ferry service, setting sail on Friday, May 24 with new weekend stops in the bayside community of Bristol. The new ferry service
05/14/2019 15:15 EDT
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) announced today a new traffic pattern for Route 2 (South County Trail) in South County that features a center turning lane to improve safety and make it easier to make left turns into homes, businesses and side streets. The new traffic...
05/14/2019 13:30 EDT
"Little Roady Shuttle" to aid research on autonomous vehicle technology Governor Gina Raimondo, Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) Director Peter Alviti, Jr., along with state and local officials, today kicked off the Little Roady autonomous vehicle pilot project in Providence.
05/06/2019 14:30 EDT
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will close the ramp from Route 2 North to Route 117 East in Warwick for drainage repairs at 7 p.m. on Wednesday night, May 8. Depending on the extent of repairs that are needed, the ramp may remain closed into the daytime hours on Thursday, May...
04/19/2019 14:00 EDT
More than $700 million in active construction this year The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today kicked off the 2019 construction season at the I-295 bridges over Plainfield Pike on the Johnston/Cranston line. The $22.6 million project is one of many large-scale bridge...