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02/11/2015 15:30 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 20:30 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 09:45 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 13:00 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 11:00 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 11:00 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

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02/11/2015 15:30 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 20:30 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 09:45 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 13:00 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 11:00 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 11:00 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 19:45 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 11:00 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 15:00 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 10:30 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 09:45 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 12:45 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...
12/03/2014 17:00 EST
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will temporarily install a single-lane alternating traffic pattern on Railroad Street in Lincoln, between Division Street and Winter Street, beginning on Thursday afternoon. Motorists will encounter stop signs in each direction, and need to...
12/02/2014 13:15 EST
The Kent Dam Spillway Bridge in Scituate will be closed on Monday, December 8, 2014 from 4 a.m. to 8 p.m. to film scenes for the Vinny Paziena movie, Bleed for This. The filming will occur within a closed set. A portion of Route 12 (Scituate Avenue), from Route 116 to Howard Avenue, will also...
11/26/2014 15:45 EST
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is asking motorists to slow down and drive with care today and into tomorrow. Crews are out handling a variety of conditions right now, from snow in some areas to sleet and freezing rain in others. Pavement temperatures continue to drop, and
11/21/2014 15:15 EST
A 2014 seat belt study released by the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) shows 87 percent of local drivers are wearing their seat belts, the highest number ever recorded in Rhode Island. The state now ranks first in New England, with statewide usage increasing more than 15...
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...