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12/08/2016 13:15 EST
Governor Gina M. Raimondo joined today with Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza and Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) Director Peter Alviti to announce a new road design for the 6/10 Interchange that keeps motorists safe, preserves project budget and timeline, improves regional traffic
12/05/2016 14:30 EST
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced it has initiated a request for proposals (RFP) process to solicit proposals from firms to design, build, operate and maintain all electronic tolling facilities for Rhode Island's truck-only tolling program in accordance with the...
12/02/2016 15:45 EST
Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) officials today were joined by Senator Jack Reed at a ceremony to mark the completion of a resurfacing project to address poor pavement conditions on parts of Route 138 in the South Kingstown villages of Kingston and West Kingston. The $1.1 million...
11/21/2016 12:45 EST
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is reminding motorists of the opening of an additional section of two-way traffic on the Apponaug Circulator project as it continues to transform a congested and outdated urban circulator system into a more efficient, safer and accessible...
11/21/2016 11:00 EST
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today held a ceremony with local officials to celebrate the early opening of the Great Island Bridge in Narragansett. The project reached substantial completion this month, eight months ahead of its original completion date. RIDOT also...
11/17/2016 13:00 EST
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced that RIDOT put $174 million out for bid during the 2016 Federal Fiscal Year (FFY2016) – $60 million more than it did in the previous year and $74 million more than it did in FFY2014. The details of the year-end accomplishments

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12/08/2016 13:15 EST
Governor Gina M. Raimondo joined today with Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza and Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) Director Peter Alviti to announce a new road design for the 6/10 Interchange that keeps motorists safe, preserves project budget and timeline, improves regional traffic
12/05/2016 14:30 EST
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced it has initiated a request for proposals (RFP) process to solicit proposals from firms to design, build, operate and maintain all electronic tolling facilities for Rhode Island's truck-only tolling program in accordance with the...
12/02/2016 15:45 EST
Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) officials today were joined by Senator Jack Reed at a ceremony to mark the completion of a resurfacing project to address poor pavement conditions on parts of Route 138 in the South Kingstown villages of Kingston and West Kingston. The $1.1 million...
11/21/2016 12:45 EST
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is reminding motorists of the opening of an additional section of two-way traffic on the Apponaug Circulator project as it continues to transform a congested and outdated urban circulator system into a more efficient, safer and accessible...
11/21/2016 11:00 EST
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today held a ceremony with local officials to celebrate the early opening of the Great Island Bridge in Narragansett. The project reached substantial completion this month, eight months ahead of its original completion date. RIDOT also...
11/17/2016 13:00 EST
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced that RIDOT put $174 million out for bid during the 2016 Federal Fiscal Year (FFY2016) – $60 million more than it did in the previous year and $74 million more than it did in FFY2014. The details of the year-end accomplishments
11/16/2016 16:30 EST
Next phase of two-way traffic for the new circulator scheduled for November 22 The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is moving forward to open an additional section of two-way traffic on the Apponaug Circulator project as it continues to transform a congested and outdated urban...
11/15/2016 13:00 EST
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is reminding motorists that the final step in a series of traffic pattern changes on I-95 South near Exits 22 (Routes 6/10; Downtown) and Exit 21 (Atwells Avenue) in Providence is scheduled to be in place Thursday, November 17. This change...
11/15/2016 11:15 EST
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is reminding motorists that traffic pattern changes are scheduled to take effect tomorrow, Wednesday, November 16, which represent the next step in completing the Apponaug Circulator in the City of Warwick. All schedules are weather-...
11/10/2016 16:45 EST
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced that the final step in a series of traffic pattern changes on I-95 South near Exits 22 (Routes 6/10; Downtown) and Exit 21 (Atwells Avenue) in Providence is scheduled to be in place on Wednesday, November 16. This change will...
11/10/2016 13:15 EST
As it continues to transform a congested and outdated urban circulator system into a more efficient, safer and accessible facility, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is set to introduce the next step in completing the Apponaug Circulator in the City of Warwick. These changes
11/01/2016 09:30 EDT
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today held a ceremony with local officials and community representatives to mark the re-opening of the Clarence L. Hussey Memorial Bridge in Wickford. In order to expedite repairs to the bridge, it was closed from April 1 to June 3, 2016, and...
10/30/2016 13:00 EDT
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is reminding motorists about the new traffic pattern on I-95 South near Exits 22 (Routes 6/10; Downtown) and Exit 21 (Atwells Avenue) in Providence, which opened yesterday morning. Tomorrow is the first time weekday commuters will experience the
10/28/2016 16:30 EDT
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is reminding motorists about the second phase of traffic pattern changes on I-95 South near Exits 22 (Routes 6/10; Downtown) and Exit 21 (Atwells Avenue) in Providence. RIDOT is shifting the lanes one at a time as it completes the necessary...
10/27/2016 10:00 EDT
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is reminding motorists about the second phase of traffic pattern changes on I-95 South at Exit 21 (Atwells Avenue) in Providence. Overnight lane closures are planned for I-95 South and Route 146 just prior to the bridge, beginning at 9 p.m....
10/27/2016 08:30 EDT
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation will re-open the Clarence L. Hussey Memorial Bridge in Wickford on Thursday, October 27, 2016 in the late afternoon, around 3:30 p.m. The bridge re-opening is about three weeks early. The bridge was closed on September 6 for the second of two...
10/25/2016 08:00 EDT
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) announced today that it has received proposals from four real estate development firms in response to a request for qualifications (RFQ) for the construction of the Providence Intermodal Transit Center, a facility that will integrate bus and...
10/24/2016 13:00 EDT
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced that the second phase of the ongoing operation to transition I-95 South travel lanes to the new Providence Viaduct will take place this coming weekend, October 29-30. One lane at a time, RIDOT is moving I-95 southbound traffic...
10/23/2016 19:15 EDT
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is reminding motorists about the new traffic pattern on I-95 South at Exit 21 (Atwells Avenue), which opened this morning. Tomorrow is the first time weekday commuter traffic will experience the changes, which includes a divided highway...
10/21/2016 09:30 EDT
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is reminding motorists about upcoming traffic pattern changes on I-95 South at Exit 21 (Atwells Avenue), scheduled to go into effect this weekend with a divided highway configuration. Due to the forecast for rain today, RIDOT is postponing the...