Tuesday, March 30, 2010

RIDOT Record Rainfall Advisory on Website

Record rainfall in Rhode Island is creating difficult driving conditions and road closures. View http://www.dot.ri.gov for more information.

Friday, March 26, 2010

RIDOT Weekly Traffic Forecast

The RIDOT Weekly Traffic Forecast for March 27 - April 2, 2010 is now available at: http://www.tmc.dot.ri.gov/traveladvisories/default.asp

RIDOT closing Industrial Drive in Providence

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today is closing a section of Industrial Drive in Providence to vehicular and pedestrian traffic. Local access for businesses on the Corliss Street side of Industrial Drive will be maintained. Those who normally use this road to drive to and from the North Main Street area to the Providence Post Office or other businesses on Corliss Street or West River Street will need to follow a detour using either Branch Avenue or Charles Street.

RIDOT chose to close the road entirely so it can rehabilitate a bridge over the Moshassuck River in the shortest timeframe possible. The Department anticipates reopening the bridge by late Fall 2010, with final completion scheduled for Spring 2011. The $1.9 million project is funded entirely by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA).

Motorists with questions can contact RIDOT’s Customer Service office at 401-222-2450 weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Additional information will be available on RIDOT’s website (www.dot.ri.gov) and its social media sites on Twitter, Facebook, MySpace and Blogger.

Wickenden Street changes postponed

Due to inclement weather, RIDOT is postponing the work to establish a new traffic pattern on Wickenden Street in Providence until Wednesday, March 31. There are a number of temperature-sensitive activities associated with this work – including paving and striping – that cannot be performed with the wet and chilly weather today.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Weekly Traffic Forecast

The weekly RIDOT Traffic Forecast for March 20-26, 2010 is now available at: http://bit.ly/a3ngqS

More flooding pictures posted

More images of flooding conditions from South County added to RIDOT slideshow. Check it out at: http://bit.ly/crX1L4

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Lane restriction tonight on I-95

New to RIDOT Traffic Forecast: I-95 SB between Exit 6A and Exit 6, right lane closed for drainage work, Wednesday from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Natick Bridge remains closed; Flooding pictures posted

Natick Bridge remains closed. RIDOT will continue to monitoring bridges over rivers in southern and central Rhode Island. View flooding slideshow at: http://bit.ly/bjSk7L

Pothole Assistance

Into each life some rain must fall. Potholes usually follow. RIDOT can help fill them. Call 401-222-2378 for assistance.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Bridge closed

The Natick Bridge, which carries East Avenue over the Pawtuxet River on the Warwick/West Warwick line, is temporarily closed due to flooding conditions. Detour via Route 2 (Bald Hill Road), Route 115 (Toll Gate Road) and Route 33 (Providence Street). Be aware that local roads in this area may be closed due to flooding. RIDOT is monitoring all bridges over the Pawtuxet, Pawcatuck, Wood and Saugatucket Rivers today.

Friday, March 12, 2010

RIDOT Traffic Forecast

The RIDOT Traffic Forecast for March 13-19, 2010 is now available at: http://www.tmc.dot.ri.gov/traveladvisories/default.asp

Seat Belts Save Lives Press Release

One Act, Two Different Outcomes: Wear a Seat Belt... It Saves Lives. Please see: http://bit.ly/bLQH5z

Seat Belts Save Lives

So simple even a child can do it. Wear your seat belt. It could save your life.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

New to RIDOT traffic forecast

New to RIDOT traffic forecast: Roadwork cancelled, no lane closures - Rte. 10 from Rte. 6 to Cranston St. exit, Thursday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

RIDOT Traffic Forecast

New to RIDOT traffic forecast: Rte. 10 from Rte. 6 to Cranston St. exit, left lane closed Wednesday SB and Thursday NB, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Monday, March 8, 2010

RIDOT on Ragan.com

Traffic's Heavy on the Highways & Social Media story out on Ragan.com. Gives whole new meaning to info superhighway. http://bit.ly/acbKxD

Friday, March 5, 2010

RIDOT Weekly Traffic Forecast

The weekly RIDOT Traffic Forecast for March 6-12, 2010 is now available at: www.tmc.dot.ri.gov/traveladvisories/default.asp

Monday, March 1, 2010

Pothole Assistance

Got potholes? Let RIDOT know and we'll do our best to fill them right up. Call 401-222-2378 for assistance.

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