News & Press Releases

Read our latest press releases and get links to recent articles highlighting transportation in Rhode Island.

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...
04/08/2019 08:00 EDT
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced that on Monday, April 15, it will close the Geneva Pond Bridge, which carries Route 7 (Douglas Avenue) over the West River at the Providence/North Providence line. As part of this $5.2 million project, RIDOT will completely...
04/02/2019 10:15 EDT
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today asked the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to "formally rescind the Sakonnet River Bridge 2013 Revised ROD (Record of Decision)." The request was made in a letter sent to the FHWA Division Administrator. The 2013 ROD, in effect,...