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Raimondo seeking $310.5M in housing, infrastructure bonds

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo intends to seek $310.5 million through state bonding this year for housing, infrastructure and environmental improvements – an...
RHODE ISLAND earned an overall grade of C- on the 2020 Report Card for Rhode Island’s Infrastructure by the Rhode Island Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ MICHAEL SALERNO

R.I. gets C- on infrastructure report card

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island received a C- grade in the Rhode Island Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers' 2020 Report Card for...

RIDOT awarded $65M federal grant for Route 146 upgrades

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Transportation has received a $65 million federal grant to overhaul Route 146, the state’s congressional delegation announced June...
RIDOT has received a $65 million federal grant to make improvements to Route 146. / AP FILE PHOTO/SUSAN WALSH

RIDOT awarded $65M federal grant for Route 146 upgrades

PROVIDENCE – R.I. Department of Transportation has been awarded a $65 million federal grant to overhaul Route 146, the state's congressional delegation announced on...
SEN. JACK REED, left, announces an additional $50 million in federal funding for Rhode Island bridge improvements and repairs. On his right, RIDOT Director Peter Alviti Jr. / COURTESY OFFICE OF SEN. JACK REED

New federal funds result in $50M for R.I. bridges

PROVIDENCE – A new federal transportation spending law will deliver $50 million to the state for bridge improvements and repairs, Sen. Jack Reed announced...
A rendering of reconfigured northbound lanes after construction of the Interstate 95 viaduct is complete in 2025. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

DOT preps for massive I-95 viaduct project in 2020

While from outward appearances the reconstruction of the Interstate 95 viaduct through downtown Providence seems to be at a standstill, behind the scenes the...
THE R.I. DEPARTMENT of Transportation announced Thursday that construction on the Oxford Street Bridge replacement has been completed six months ahead of schedule and about $500,000 under budget. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

RIDOT: I-95 Oxford Street Bridge replacement completed ahead of schedule, $500K...

PROVIDENCE — Construction to replace the Oxford Street Bridge on Interstate 95 in the city was completed this week, six months ahead of schedule...

State needs new direction on housing

The Great Recession is often pointed to as when construction of new single-family homes precipitously dropped, and from which the state has yet to...

Prov. schools need major change now

Could a report be more damning? Commissioned after the spring test score results for students in Providence schools and performed by a team led by...

Financing projects for common good

When Gov. Gina M. Raimondo talks about investing $500 million over a number of years in the state’s crumbling school infrastructure, she is rightly...

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