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04/28/2015 07:00 EDT
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) announced today that it will open the new linear park on the historic Washington Bridge in Providence on weekends beginning Saturday, May 2; this to allow the public to take advantage of the spring weather and enjoy the new bike path as soon as...
04/24/2015 09:45 EDT
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) announced today that advanced wrong-way driving detection systems will be active, beginning this week, at 24 locations across the state. The systems will both alert a driver who is traveling in the wrong direction as well as notify police and...
04/15/2015 13:15 EDT
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT), in partnership with the City of Newport, announced today that work is beginning this week on the Broadway Streetscape Improvement Project, a $5.8 million contract with Cardi Corporation to resurface the roadway and upgrade pedestrian facilities.
04/14/2015 15:30 EDT
In an effort to better serve commuters across the state, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) and the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) announced today that construction has begun to rehabilitate 11 Park & Ride lots throughout Rhode Island. Through a $906,331...
04/01/2015 18:15 EDT
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation - in partnership with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), the Rhode Island State Police, and the City of Providence - will host a road assessment this week in Olneyville to evaluate...
03/25/2015 19:15 EDT
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT), in partnership with the URI Transportation Center, will host a roundtable discussion with municipal leaders on pothole repair tomorrow. The goal of the meeting is to discuss potential collaborations that will help expedite roadway repairs...

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04/28/2015 07:00 EDT
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) announced today that it will open the new linear park on the historic Washington Bridge in Providence on weekends beginning Saturday, May 2; this to allow the public to take advantage of the spring weather and enjoy the new bike path as soon as...
04/24/2015 09:45 EDT
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) announced today that advanced wrong-way driving detection systems will be active, beginning this week, at 24 locations across the state. The systems will both alert a driver who is traveling in the wrong direction as well as notify police and...
04/15/2015 13:15 EDT
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT), in partnership with the City of Newport, announced today that work is beginning this week on the Broadway Streetscape Improvement Project, a $5.8 million contract with Cardi Corporation to resurface the roadway and upgrade pedestrian facilities.
04/14/2015 15:30 EDT
In an effort to better serve commuters across the state, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) and the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) announced today that construction has begun to rehabilitate 11 Park & Ride lots throughout Rhode Island. Through a $906,331...
04/01/2015 18:15 EDT
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation - in partnership with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), the Rhode Island State Police, and the City of Providence - will host a road assessment this week in Olneyville to evaluate...
03/25/2015 19:15 EDT
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT), in partnership with the URI Transportation Center, will host a roundtable discussion with municipal leaders on pothole repair tomorrow. The goal of the meeting is to discuss potential collaborations that will help expedite roadway repairs...
03/25/2015 09:00 EDT
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) started work this week to upgrade the southern entrance plaza (downtown side) of Providence Station. Through a $6.9 million contract with J.H. Lynch & Sons, planned improvements will enhance circulation for all users of the station as well...
03/13/2015 12:45 EDT
With the severe winter weather now subsiding, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) has turned its attention to addressing the condition of state-maintained roads across Rhode Island. This winter, the second snowiest on record, accelerated the decline of many of the state's roadways.
02/11/2015 16:30 EST
According to the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA), commuter rail service will be restored to T.F. Green and Wickford Junction this evening. Service will resume with the 813 train, set to depart Providence at 5:23 p.m. The following outbound trains will run according to MBTA's...
02/10/2015 21:30 EST
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation and the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority announced that expanded bus service will be offered to T.F. Green and Wickford Junction to offset limited commuter rail service in Rhode Island, tomorrow, February 11. According to the Massachusetts Bay...
01/14/2015 10:45 EST
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is inviting local middle and high school teachers to participate in a hands-on TRAC (Transportation and Civil engineering) training. TRAC provides educators with tools such as lesson plans, software, and building materials to assist them in...
01/07/2015 14:00 EST
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is urging motorists to drive with caution this afternoon, as forecasts call for snow squalls to cross the state after 2 p.m. The snowfall is expected to be scattered and brief in duration but could still result in reduced visibility and slippery
01/02/2015 12:00 EST
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is reminding motorists about next week's scheduled closure of the Atwells Avenue Bridge, which carries Atwells Avenue over the Woonasquatucket River in Providence. On Monday, January 5, 2015, the structure will be closed for approximately one...
12/26/2014 12:00 EST
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is reminding motorists that a series of overnight closures for a portion of Route 146 South in Providence, as well as a closure for I-95 South's Exit 22 (Downtown Providence/Routes 6 & 10), continue next week. The closures are needed for the
12/22/2014 20:45 EST
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation today announced traffic pattern changes affecting Railroad Avenue and access to Kingston Station off Route 138 (Kingstown Road) in South Kingstown. Effective tomorrow, work will begin beneath the Route 138 overpass, temporarily closing that segment of...
12/22/2014 12:00 EST
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced the scheduled closure of the Atwells Avenue Bridge, which carries Atwells Avenue over the Woonasquatucket River in Providence, will begin on Monday, January 5, 2015. The structure will be closed for approximately one year to...
12/17/2014 16:00 EST
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced a series of overnight closures for a portion of Route 146 South in Providence, as well as a closure for I-95 South's Exit 22 (Downtown Providence/Routes 6 & 10), for the construction and installation of large overhead highway
12/17/2014 11:30 EST
Governor Lincoln D. Chafee and Michael Lewis, Director of the Rhode Island Department of Transportation, today released a new publication, "Rhode Island Highways-Best Practices Design Guide," which establishes new beautification standards for design and management of infrastructure and buffer areas.
12/10/2014 10:45 EST
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is taking advantage of a break in the weather to accelerate the repair work on a portion of Railroad Street in Lincoln. The closure of the road, between Division Street and Winter Street, is expected to be in place by 10 a.m. today. The...
12/06/2014 13:45 EST
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) has rescheduled its temporary closure of a portion of Railroad Street in Lincoln to Thursday, December 11. The closure of Railroad Street, between Division Street and Winter Street, is needed to repair a section of the road surrounding a nearby...