RIDOT Resurfacing Projects

This year, RIDOT will spend $92 million on paving projects and over the next five years will spend over $400 million.  With many major bridges well underway to rehabilitation, RIDOT is now using its funds to bring Rhode Island’s roads into a state of good repair – much to the relief of motorists throughout the state.

Before RhodeWorks, many paving projects were not done as well as they could have been but new paving standards at RIDOT demand that resurfacing projects take the road down to the depth necessary and then rebuild using state of the art techniques. Paving contractors are now paid based on the quality of the work they provide. 

At specific stages in the paving process, the contractor is required to bring core samples to RIDOT labs where in place density is measured.  We have standards for rideability that are applied when the job is close to completion and we have increased the polymer content in asphalt mixes to make the asphalt more flexible and stronger. There are new asphalt specs in place and the asphalt is tested at the mix sites before it ever goes on the roads. 

Overall, RIDOT will be milling more deeply than previously and then rebuilding the roads with several applications of asphalt.  The goal will be to rebuild roads that will last at least thirty years. See the table below for the paving construction schedule for the next two years.

Projects by City/Town

Projects Beginning 2022

Interstate Resurfacing, I-295 & I-95 - $32.2 M

Warwick to Cumberland and Pawtucket
  • I-295 (I-95 to RI-5)
  • I-295 (RI-5 to Massachusetts State Line)
  • I-95 (Lonsdale Ave to RI-15 Exchange St)

Airport Connector, US-1, RI-1A, Post Rd - $14.6 M

Warwick
  • Airport Connector (I-95 to TF Green Airport)
  • US-1, Post Rd (Coronado Rd. to 6th Ave.)
  • RI-1A, Post Rd (US-1, Elmwood Ave to RI-117, Warwick Ave)

Route 1A, Boston Neck Road & South County Trail - $33.8 M

Charlestown, Narragansett, North Kingstown, South Kingstown
  • RI-1A, Boston Neck Rd (Sprague Bridge to Bridgetown Rd) Narragansett
  • RI-1A, Boston Neck Rd (RI-138 to Fairway Dr.) North Kingstown
  • RI-1A, Boston Neck Rd (Bridgetown Rd. to RI-138) Narragansett, North Kingstown
  • RI-2, South County Trail (RI-138 to RI-102) South Kingstown, Exeter, North Kingstown
  • RI-2, South County Trail (Charlestown Town Line to RI-138) Charlestown, South Kingstown

Route 6, East Road & Route 94 - $8.8 M

Johnston, Providence, Tiverton, Foster & Glocester
  • US-6 East (I-295 to Glenbridge Ave.) Johnston, Providence
  • East Road (RI-179 to RI-81) Tiverton
  • RI-94, Reynolds Rd (RI-101 to US-44) - Foster, Glocester

East Shore Expressway & Wampanoag Trail - $11 M

East Providence, Barrington
  • US-6 to RI-103 County Road.

Routes 4, 14, 117 & 138 - $4.6 M

North Kingstown, Johnston, Cranston, Warwick, Middletown, Portsmouth & West Warwick
  • RI-4 (near Amtrak RR) - North Kingstown
  • RI-14 (Sailor Way to Blue Jay Dr.) - Johnston, Cranston
  • RI-117 (Coit Ave. to Quaker Lane and Scott Elementary School to Hardig Rd.) Warwick
  • RI-138 (Turner Rd. to Turnpike Lane) Middletown, Portsmouth
  • Fairview Ave. Bridge - West Warwick

Projects Beginning 2023

Interstate Resurfacing, I-95 - $16.8 M

Hopkinton, Richmond
  • I-95 (Connecticut State Line to Baker Pines Rd.)

RI-7 - Douglas Pike - $21 M

Burrillville, North Smithfield, Smithfield, Lincoln, North Providence, Providence,
  • RI-7 - Douglas Pike (Providence City Line to Burrillville)
  • Twin River Road (RI-7 Douglas Pike to Les Pawson Loop)

RI-122, RI-116, Mendon Rd, Angell Road, School Street - $13.2 M

Cumberland, Lincoln
  • RI-122 (I-295 to Lincoln Town Line)
  • RI-116, Angel Road (RI-122 to RI-114)

US-1, Post Road, Franklin Street, Granite Street - $15.1 M

Westerly, Charlestown
  • US-1, Franklin & Granite Streets (RI-78 to Union St)
  • US-1, Post Rd (Robin Hollow Rd. to Tamanaco Dr.)

US-1, Tower Hill Rd - $31.5 M

North Kingstown, South Kingstown
  • US-1, Tower Hill Rd (Stedman Government Center to RI-4)
  • Tower Hill Road, Bridge Group 26

Veterans Memorial Parkway - $3.7 M

East Providence
  • Veterans Memorial Parkway (Warren Ave to South Broadway)

RI-103, RI-136, Pawtucket Ave, Bullocks Point Ave, Market Street, and Willet Ave $23.12 M

East Providence, Warren
  • RI-103, Pawtucket Ave, Bullocks Point Ave (Crescent View Ave to Veterans Mem. Ave)
  • RI-136, Market Street (Schoolhouse Road to MA State Line)
  • RI-103, Willett Ave (Bullocks Point Ave to Wampanoag Trail)

US-44, Putnam Pike, Reservoir Rd - $ 13.2 M

Glocester, Burrillville
  • US-44 Putnam Pike (Reservoir Rd. to Money Hill Rd.)
  • Reservoir Rd. (US-44 to South Main St.)
  • US-44, Putnam Pke (Sprague Hill Rd to Connecticut State Line)

RI-138, East Main Rd - $34.185 M

Middletown, Portsmouth
  • RI-138, East Main Rd (Turnpike to Aquidneck Ave.)