News & Press Releases

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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...

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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...
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...