News & Press Releases

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12/19/2019 16:45 EST
Dedicated State Police unit aims to save lives and prevent serious injuries from impaired driving crashes The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT), Rhode Island State Police (RISP) and the Rhode Island Attorney General Office (RIAG) today announced the creation of a new task force...
12/17/2019 17:00 EST
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced lane closures on sections of Route 6 and I-295 to improve the visibility of temporary lane striping in bridge construction zones. The closures are scheduled to take place Friday, December 20 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Lane...
12/13/2019 14:00 EST
Extra police patrols on the roads through the end of year Drivers on Rhode Island roads can expect to see an increased level of police enforcement throughout the state coinciding with the national "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" impaired driving campaign, the Rhode Island Department of...
12/05/2019 13:30 EST
Project wraps up six months ahead of schedule; $500,000 under budget Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) Director Peter Alviti, Jr. joined with state and local officials today to mark the early completion of the Oxford Street Bridge, which carries one of the busiest sections of I-...
12/03/2019 09:30 EST
Composite materials used in "Bridge-In-A-Backpack" design The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today reopened the Barbs Hill Road Bridge over the Moosup River in rural western Coventry. The $3.6 million bridge was replaced in just five months using composite materials. This...
11/29/2019 10:30 EST
On Tuesday, December 3 from midnight to 5 a.m., the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is scheduled to close Route 6 West at the Hartford Avenue exit in Providence. Motorists will need to detour using the Hartford Avenue off-ramp to Killingly Street and then back onto Route 6....