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.

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. The samples, taken by RIDOT's consultant with oversight by DEM site remediation program managers, showed levels of some contaminants above regulatory thresholds.

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.

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. The 1,295-ft.-long northbound Providence Viaduct carries Interstate 95 over local roads, highway ramps, Amtrak's Northeast Corridor and the Woonsaquatucket River.

On Aug. 10, the Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority (RITBA) announced that Phase 3 of construction on the Claiborne Pell Newport Bridge was under way, an operation expected to last through November. The entire project is designed to rehabilitate the 51-year-old structure's roadway deck.

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) announced it has signed a contract with Kapsch Traffic Com IVHS Inc. to design and build the all-electronic tolling facilities and associated infrastructure for Rhode Island's truck-only tolling program.

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) announced it began replacement of the structurally deficient Capron Road Bridge, a bridge that carries local traffic on Capron Road over a tributary of the Woonasquatucket River in Smithfield. The work requires a full closure of the bridge.

One year after passage of the landmark RhodeWorks transportation legislation, Rhode Island has initiated millions of dollars of construction projects and puts hundreds of people back to work. At the same time, RhodeWorks has paved the way for a new Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT), reorganized into a transparent, accountable and highly efficient state agency able to deliver on a cumulative total of $1 billion in transportation investment by the end of 2017.

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) submitted a grant application to the U.S. Department of Transportation to fund an enhanced design of the 6/10 Interchange where it intersects with I-95 northbound and the Providence Viaduct northbound.

Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) officials were joined by Sen. Jack Reed at a ceremony to mark the completion of a resurfacing project to address poor pavement conditions on parts of Route 138 in the South Kingstown villages of Kingston and West Kingston.

Started in the summer of 2014, Cardi Corporation expects to deliver substantial completion in the fall of 2017 of the Rhode Island Department of Transportation's (RIDOT) Apponaug Circulator Project in the city of Warwick. The $29.9 million urban renewal project, funded by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and RIDOT, is transforming a congested and outdated urban circulator system into a more efficient, safer, accessible and sustainable facility for Warwick.