News & Press Releases

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06/20/2019 15:45 EDT
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today hosted a "town hall" meeting with panels, speakers, and survivors' testimonials all geared toward creating a new focus on the devastating effects of distracted driving. The event was held at the Community College of Rhode Island's Lincoln...
06/19/2019 09:30 EDT
First traffic change to impact northbound traffic The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced a new traffic pattern expected for the week of June 24 for I-295 North near Exit 6 (Route 14/Plainfield Pike) on the Cranston/Johnston line. All lanes will shift to the...
06/13/2019 15:45 EDT
Continued deterioration leads Department to accelerate bridge replacement The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) announced the closure of the Blanchard Sawmill Bridge which carries Winsor Avenue over the Moswansicut Brook at the Scituate/Johnston line. RIDOT today discovered...
06/13/2019 13:45 EDT
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced a two-night, temporary closure for a portion of Route 6 in Providence near the Hartford Avenue exit. The closures are needed for the demolition phase of the $10.8 million Woonasquatucket River Bridge project. On Thursday, June
06/10/2019 09:15 EDT
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced temporary closures of a small portion of two streets in Newport for improvements to the Newport Secondary rail line that runs between America's Cup Avenue and the Point neighborhood. Between Friday, June 14 and the end of July,
06/06/2019 15:45 EDT
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced that it will close the Barbs Hill Road Bridge in Coventry on Wednesday, June 19 for approximately four months while it replaces this structurally deficient bridge. The structure carries Barbs Hill Road over the Moosup River in