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10/24/2014 16:45 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 14:30 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 16:15 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 09:45 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 18:30 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 15:00 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);...

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10/24/2014 16:45 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 14:30 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 16:15 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 09:45 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 18:30 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 15:00 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 10:00 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 12:15 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 10:30 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 13:15 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 07:45 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 19:45 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 12:00 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
08/22/2014 10:45 EDT
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is partnering with the Town of Burrillville to enhance safety along Route 102 (Broncos Highway). This month, work began on a $2.4 million contract with J.H. Lynch that includes several new traffic-calming features for the corridor. Among the...
08/21/2014 15:45 EDT
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT), along with federal, state and local officials, will host a groundbreaking ceremony for the Apponaug Circulator Project on Wednesday, August 27. The $29.9 million contract with Cardi Corporation will introduce five new modern roundabouts and...
08/21/2014 11:30 EDT
The Barton Corner Bridge Project is trending ahead of schedule, further minimizing disruption to commuters and the surrounding community. The replacement of the northbound bridge span, originally scheduled for tomorrow at noon, will now take place overnight tonight. Route 2, between Division...
08/19/2014 09:45 EDT
Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) Director Michael P. Lewis will join Newport officials to tour America's Cup Avenue, where a second phase of pedestrian and bike safety improvements is scheduled to begin this fall. The first phase, completed in 2012, upgraded bike and pedestrian...
08/14/2014 12:45 EDT
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 next week. TRAC provides educators with tools such as lesson plans, software, and building materials to assist...
08/08/2014 16:45 EDT
The following exit and lane closures are scheduled to take place on Rhode Island's interstate highways from August 9-15, 2014. All schedules are weather-dependent and subject to change. Follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/RIDOTNews for up-to-the-minute travel information. Interstate Highway
08/08/2014 14:45 EDT
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is set to replace the Barton Corner Bridge, which carries I-95 over Route 2 on the Warwick/West Warwick town line, beginning later this month. The operation uses accelerated bridge construction techniques to complete the work in an 11-day...