News & Press Releases

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11/19/2014 16:00 EST
The first snowfall of the year may have come and gone without much accumulation, but the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is reminding drivers that winter weather is likely not far around the corner. To help Rhode Islanders prepare, RIDOT recently launched a new webpage, www.dot.ri.
11/08/2014 14:00 EST
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced the reopening of the Warren Avenue Bridge, expected to take place tonight during the overnight hours. The bridge was completely replaced in less than one month, and its reopening is approximately one week earlier than projected....
11/07/2014 10:15 EST
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) announced that it has started a project to replace the Great Island Bridge in Narragansett, a 180-foot-long structure that serves as the only way on and off of the island. Through an $8.5 million project with MIG Corporation, the bridge will...
11/05/2014 11:30 EST
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) has announced that the Kent Dam Spillway Bridge in Scituate is scheduled to reopen to traffic by mid-day tomorrow, Thursday, November 6, 2014. At the same time, RIDOT will also reopen a portion of Route 12 (Scituate Avenue), from Route 116 to...
10/31/2014 14:45 EDT
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) and the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) today released a video outlining the agencies' vision for a 21st century public transit system in Rhode Island. The five-minute video, which can be found at www.dot.ri.gov/news, highlights...
10/31/2014 11:45 EDT
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is reminding motorists that tomorrow, Saturday, November 1, 2014, it plans to close Exit 5 on I-195 East and a portion of Warren Avenue in East Providence to install the bridge decks for the new Warren Avenue Bridge. The closures begin at 3...

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11/19/2014 16:00 EST
The first snowfall of the year may have come and gone without much accumulation, but the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is reminding drivers that winter weather is likely not far around the corner. To help Rhode Islanders prepare, RIDOT recently launched a new webpage, www.dot.ri.
11/08/2014 14:00 EST
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced the reopening of the Warren Avenue Bridge, expected to take place tonight during the overnight hours. The bridge was completely replaced in less than one month, and its reopening is approximately one week earlier than projected....
11/07/2014 10:15 EST
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) announced that it has started a project to replace the Great Island Bridge in Narragansett, a 180-foot-long structure that serves as the only way on and off of the island. Through an $8.5 million project with MIG Corporation, the bridge will...
11/05/2014 11:30 EST
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) has announced that the Kent Dam Spillway Bridge in Scituate is scheduled to reopen to traffic by mid-day tomorrow, Thursday, November 6, 2014. At the same time, RIDOT will also reopen a portion of Route 12 (Scituate Avenue), from Route 116 to...
10/31/2014 14:45 EDT
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) and the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) today released a video outlining the agencies' vision for a 21st century public transit system in Rhode Island. The five-minute video, which can be found at www.dot.ri.gov/news, highlights...
10/31/2014 11:45 EDT
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is reminding motorists that tomorrow, Saturday, November 1, 2014, it plans to close Exit 5 on I-195 East and a portion of Warren Avenue in East Providence to install the bridge decks for the new Warren Avenue Bridge. The closures begin at 3...
10/30/2014 16:15 EDT
Due to the planned Presidential visit, there will be road restrictions in the Providence Metro area, beginning this evening into tomorrow midday. These restrictions will likely impact the morning commute tomorrow and motorists should expect delays. Note: There will be timely alerts posted to the...
10/24/2014 15:45 EDT
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will start work Tuesday on a project to upgrade bike and pedestrian facilities throughout downtown Newport. An outgrowth of the two-year Aquidneck Island Transportation Study, the project will bring needed enhancements to existing facilities...
10/24/2014 13:30 EDT
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced that it has hired Gabrielle Abbate as its new Chief of Highway Safety, effective November 3, 2014. Most recently the Executive Director of Mothers Against Drunk Driving Rhode Island, she has more than two decades of experience...
10/23/2014 15:15 EDT
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) next week will permanently close Exit 3B off Route 10 South to Reservoir Avenue (Route 2) in Cranston. The closure is schedule to take place on Wednesday, October 29 at approximately 9 a.m. Motorists will be directed to the next off-ramp,...
10/23/2014 08:45 EDT
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is beginning a year-long survey to study the condition of state and local roads. Through a $1.2 million contract with Data Transfer Solutions, a Mobile Asset Collection (MAC) vehicle is being used to record pavement condition, roadway...
10/17/2014 17:30 EDT
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will temporarily close Route 114 (East Shore Expressway) North to I-195 West, beginning at 6 a.m. tomorrow, Saturday, October 18, to fix potholes created during this week's heavy rain. The work is taking place on a crossover road that was...
10/16/2014 14:00 EDT
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is pleased to announce that its newly redesigned website, www.dot.ri.gov, was named 'Best DOT Website, Without Consultant' by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials Communications Subcommittee (Transcomm);...
10/16/2014 09:00 EDT
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is reminding motorists that tomorrow, Friday, October 17, 2014, it plans to close the Warren Avenue Bridge in East Providence for approximately one month. The bridge carries traffic from Veterans Memorial Parkway onto I-195 West. The bridge...
10/15/2014 11:15 EDT
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced the release of its final report on race data in traffic stops across the state. The report, which analyzes eight additional months of data following the preliminary report issued earlier this year, was compiled by the Institute...
10/10/2014 09:30 EDT
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is building on its recent successful installation of the Barton Corner Bridge on I-95 in Warwick by replacing a highway on-ramp in East Providence using accelerated techniques. Construction on the Warren Avenue Bridge, which carries Veterans...
10/03/2014 12:15 EDT
Repair work on the Wampanoag Trail Bridge in East Providence begins next week, requiring the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) to close a lane in each direction on Route 114 (East Shore Expressway) in East Providence between I-195 and Route 114A (Mink Street). The restriction will...
10/01/2014 06:45 EDT
As part of the Providence Viaduct Replacement Project, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will open a temporary Exit 22 (Downtown Providence/Routes 6 &10/Providence Place) off of I-95 South on Monday, October 6, 2014. This will allow for the construction of a new Exit 22 as...
09/26/2014 18:45 EDT
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will be closing lanes on Route 6 East and West in the Olneyville section of Providence for paving tomorrow, Saturday, September 27. Part of the Magnolia Bridge removal project, the work is needed to resurface a section of Route 6 that has been...
08/29/2014 11:00 EDT
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT), in partnership with the Federal Highway Administration and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, will host the 2014 Northeast Transportation Safety Conference (NETSC) September 3 – 4, 2014 at The Omni Hotel in Providence. With