News & Press Releases

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12/07/2017 12:00 EST
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation today announced completion of improvements to Snell Road in Little Compton. The improvements, part of Governor Gina Raimondo's RhodeWorks program, were completed a year earlier than originally planned which eliminated detours and construction delays...
12/04/2017 15:00 EST
Two closure periods scheduled this month The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced the next set of closures of Route 152 (Newman Avenue) as part of the Newman Avenue Bridge Replacement Project in East Providence for this week. The closure affects through traffic on
12/01/2017 13:30 EST
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today opened the Central Street Bridge in North Smithfield six months ahead of schedule and on budget. The Central Street Bridge carries local traffic on Route 5 over Route 146. The project cost is $7.7 million, eighty percent of which is...
11/29/2017 13:45 EST
Work will require two-week road closure The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced it has been able to fast-track work on a bridge along a rural road in North Kingstown that recently was posted for buses and other heavy vehicles. Starting on Monday, December 4, the...
11/21/2017 14:30 EST
Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) Director Peter Alviti and Colonel Ann C. Assumpico, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Director of the Rhode Island Department of Public Safety, today joined several of Rhode Island's inter-denominational religious leaders to launch
11/20/2017 06:00 EST
New partnership with Waze saves $200,000 annually The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced a data-sharing partnership with Waze, a free, real-time crowdsourced traffic and navigation app for smartphones, that will provide a feed of travel time information on RIDOT's...