News & Press Releases

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12/30/2022 15:15 EST
Beginning on Tuesday, January 3, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will make a series of additional changes to ease congestion caused by the reconstruction of the Pell Bridge Ramps in Newport, in order to improve traffic flows through the project. During the last week, RIDOT...
12/28/2022 15:00 EST
As part of the ongoing Route 6/10 Interchange project, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will temporarily close lanes on Friday, December 30 on a section of Route 6 East, just prior to the Hartford Avenue exit in Providence for paving. RIDOT will keep at least one lane open...
12/23/2022 12:15 EST
Because of rapidly falling temperatures expected late this afternoon and evening, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is urging motorists to reduce their speed and drive cautiously as roadway surfaces freeze. RIDOT will be pre-treating roads as soon as rainfall ceases today,...
12/21/2022 10:30 EST
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation today updated the weight limit for heavy trucks using the bridge that carries Route 37 westbound over Amtrak's Northeast Corridor, close to the Post Road (Route 1) interchange in Warwick. The new limit will be 5 tons, requiring any commercial vehicle to
12/15/2022 11:30 EST
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will start paving on Route 6 East and West on Saturday, December 17 in the area of the Glenbridge Avenue Bridge, just east of the Killingly Street interchange. This will require lane closures. The Saturday paving will be on the eastbound side
12/08/2022 10:30 EST
Delays are likely; seek alternate routes During the daytime hours on Friday, December 9, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will close lanes on Route 6 East and West in the area of the Glenbridge Avenue Bridge, just east of the Killingly Street interchange, in Providence. Two...