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Rhode Island Officials Break Ground on $196M State Route 146 Project

Rhode Island Gov. Dan McKee was joined by U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse on June 3 to officially begin the expansive $196 million reconstruction of Rhode Island Route 146. The groundbreaking ceremony, just off Route 146 in North Smithfield, also included Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) Director Peter Alviti and other state and local leaders....


Two Road Construction Projects in Rhode Island Get Under Way as Spring Returns

Despite spring's struggle to gain a toehold in New England, the construction season has begun in many states, including Rhode Island, where two projects are now under way. Aquidneck Avenue Resurfacing in MiddletownState lawmakers and other state officials were on hand March 22 to break ground on a $9 million project to resurface approximately one mile of Aquidneck Avenue in Middletown from East Main Road to Green End Avenue....


Congressman Cicilline, RIDOT Break Ground for Aquidneck Avenue Resurfacing Project

Congressman David Cicilline and Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) Director Peter Alviti Jr. joined state and local leaders to break ground on a project to resurface approximately 1 mi. of Aquidneck Avenue in Middletown, from East Main Road to Green End Avenue....


'Missing Move' Route 10 to Route 6 Flyover Ramp Opens Two Years Ahead of Schedule

Rhode Island Lieutenant Gov. Sabina Matos, U.S. Sens. Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse, Congressmen James Langevin and David Cicilline, Senate President Dominick Ruggerio and Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) Director Peter Alviti, Jr....


Replacement of Cranston, R.I. Bridge May Last Until Next Spring

Cranston, R.I.'s Park Avenue railroad bridge, the city's primary east-west connector for cars and trucks, will likely remain closed until at least spring 2022 due to a shortage of Amtrak workers. The crossing was shut down May 15 with the goal of having it reopen in time for the new school year....


RIDOT Breaks Ground for Birch Swamp Road/Schoolhouse Road Project in Warren

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) broke ground Aug. 25 to start a pavement reclamation and reconstruction project for 2.6 mi. along Birch Swamp Road and Schoolhouse Road in Warren. The project will be complete in December of 2022....


Rhode Island Begins Work on Phase Two of Newport Pell Bridge Approaches

Federal, state and local officials gathered July 16 on the long Claiborne Pell Bridge off-ramp in Newport, R.I., for the groundbreaking of work to reconfigure the structure's approaches, the second phase of a total $84.9 million project that began in 2020....


Warm, Spring Weather Heralds the Return of Rhode Island's Highway Work

With construction season back, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) has made plans to work on 50 road, bridge and highway projects this year. Gov. Dan McKee came together with other state leaders in mid-April to celebrate RIDOT's spring return to action at the site of one of Rhode Island's key projects, the $265 million effort to replace Providence's I-95 Northbound Viaduct....


RIDOT Provides Update on I-95 Providence Viaduct Project

It's safe to say that if you've ever driven on Interstate 95 northbound in Providence, R.I., near the mall, you've put your life in other people's steering-wheel-gripping hands. This area, known as the Providence Viaduct, had more than 1,000 vehicle crashes between 2009 and 2014 and can back up for several miles during rush hour....


Replacement Begins on 89-Year-Old Rhode Island Rail Bridge

In mid-November, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) began pre-construction activities for the $5.2 million replacement of the Union Village Railroad Bridge, which carries Great Road over the Providence & Worcester rail line between Lapre Road and Meadowbrook Drive in North Smithfield....






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