Rhode Island


Rhode Island's $250M School Construction Bond Hailed by State Treasurer

In 2007, the Rhode Island Department of Education's Jacobs Recommendations for Consideration report concluded that the state's schools faced a tidal wave of need. Science labs were woefully outdated, roofs leaked, pipes burst, and, at one Newport high school, mice dropped from the ceiling....


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....


Rhode Island's Pawtucket Tunnel Project to Alleviate Bay Pollution

The final stage of a massive storm water runoff and sewage collection and treatment project was set in motion by Rhode Island's Coastal Resources Management Council (CRMC) at an Oct. 13 online meeting....


Rhode Island's $77M Project Involves Preserving or Replacing 15 Bridges

Preparation work is under way on a $77 million project to replace, preserve or rehabilitate 15 bridges on Rhode Island's Route 37. "Route 37 is a critical east-west highway that serves 42,000 vehicles per day, connecting Rhode Island's second and third largest cities, as well as I-95, I-295 and U.S....


Federal Grant Aims to Connect Rhode Island Town to I-95 South

A connector road from Rhode Island Route 4 to Interstate 95 South in Quonset is one step closer to reality following U.S. Sen. Jack Reed's announcement Sept. 18 that two new federal grants totaling a combined $25.3 million were awarded to the state by U.S....


RIDOT to Remove 6-10 Soil Pile

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) announced that the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) has reviewed a second set of samples from a soil pile at RIDOT's 6-10 Interchange construction project....


Rhode Island DOT, Congressional Delegation Kickoff Route 146 Project

Rhode Island's two United States senators, along with its congressmen, were joined by other state and local leaders Sept. 2 on the side of State Route 146 in Smithfield to announce much-needed improvements to the roadway, made possible by a federal $65 million INFRA grant....


Rhode Island Begins $265M Project to Replace Providence Viaduct

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) marked the start of construction on the much anticipated $265 million Providence Viaduct Northbound Project on Aug. 18 with a ceremonial first dig....






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