Rhode Island Department of Transportation

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation is halfway through a project that calls for replacing two bridges in eight days each. Using a self-propelled modular transporter, crews were recently able to set two spans — four sections — on the Centerville Bridge carrying I-95 over Centerville Road (Route 117).

It took a while, but the project on the books for at least three decades is finally under way and moving smoothly. The $410 million 6/10 reconstruction is the largest construction contract put out in the history of the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT).

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) announced that within the next two weeks, RIDOT will be advertising a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the Washington Bridge Rehabilitation design-build project. RIDOT is scheduling for the work on the Washington Bridge to start this year with the awarding of the design-build contract this summer.

Rhode Island DOT is starting two big projects within the host communities of Cumberland, Pawtucket and Central Falls — the Broad Street Regeneration Project and the Transit Emphasis Corridor. Here's a round-up of what the DOT also has been up to lately.

U.S. Sen. Jack Reed, a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee and ranking member of the panel's Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD) subcommittee, announced that Rhode Island will benefit from an additional $50 million for bridge improvement and repair projects.

Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) crews have been busy working on various projects across the state. Here is a pictorial roundup of some of these recent projects.

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) teamed up with numerous construction and trade industry professionals Oct. 30 to help more than 500 high school seniors from 26 schools to explore new careers in the transportation construction trades at the RIDOT Construction Career Days, held today at RIDOT's Midstate Facility in East Greenwich.

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) announced the start of a project to replace the city of Providence-owned Hawkins Street Bridge, which carries Hawkins Street over the West River, between Branch Avenue and Corliss Park, in Providence.

RIDOT is replacing the deck of the Oxford Street Bridge, which carries I-95 over Oxford Street between Exit 18 (Thurbers Avenue) and the I-195 interchange. As part of this $10.8 million project, RIDOT will implement a series of temporary traffic patterns with lane splits so all areas of the bridge deck can be replaced.

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) kicked off the largest transportation construction season in the history of the agency in April, touting 77 new and ongoing projects valued at $715.6 million. The projects in the RhodeWorks program include a combination of bridge repair, replacement and preservation activities on 177 bridges.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) The Rhode Island Department of Transportation is seeking to borrow $200 million to repair the viaduct bridges in Providence that carry parts of northbound Interstate 95 through the city. House and Senate bills filed at the request of the Department of Transportation suggest paying for the northbound viaduct by borrowing against future federal highway funding.