News & Press Releases

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04/19/2019 15:00 EDT
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced a temporary traffic pattern change with lane closures on Route 6 just west of the Hartford Avenue exit in Providence for the rehabilitation of the Woonasquatucket River Bridge. This $10.8 million project involves replacing the...
04/19/2019 14:00 EDT
More than $700 million in active construction this year The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today kicked off the 2019 construction season at the I-295 bridges over Plainfield Pike on the Johnston/Cranston line. The $22.6 million project is one of many large-scale bridge...
04/18/2019 10:15 EDT
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is scheduled to resurface Route 78 East and West in Westerly starting Monday, April 22. The eastbound side will be first, with the westbound side scheduled for after Labor Day. The limited access highway, which carries 19,000 vehicles per day,
04/12/2019 11:00 EDT
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is reminding motorists that construction will begin on the Oxford Street Bridge, which carries I-95 North and South over Oxford Street, just north of Thurbers Avenue in Providence, on Saturday, April 13. This will require a temporary traffic...
04/09/2019 12:30 EDT
National Work Zone Awareness Week is April 8-12, 2019 The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today marked National Work Zone Awareness Week at an event which highlighted the story of a RIDOT worker injured in a crash this winter. Joe Molis, who is still recuperating, was in his...
04/08/2019 13:00 EDT
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) announced today that it will implement a traffic pattern change along a portion of Elmwood Avenue starting next week on Monday, April 15. Called a road diet, the changes are designed to increase safety and make it easier to make left turns into...