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State taking new approach to Washington Bridge project; timeline, cost unclear

PROVIDENCE – After receiving no bids for the contract to design and build a replacement for the deteriorated westbound side of the Washington Bridge,...
THE R.I. DEPARTMENT of Transportation is receiving $25 million in federal funding to support a second phase of construction at the new Henderson Bridge, Rhode Island’s congressional delegation announced Wednesday. This photo taken from the shared-use path on the new Henderson Bridge shows the piers remaining from the old bridge over the Seekonk River. / PBN PHOTO

RIDOT gets $25M in federal funding for Henderson Bridge project

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Transportation is receiving $25 million in federal funding to support the second phase of construction work on the...

Durand appointed interim RIPTA CEO

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Public Transit Authority board of directors on Tuesday unanimously accepted the resignation of CEO Scott Avedisian. Avedisian submitted his resignation letter...

RIPTA CEO Avedisian submits resignation letter after being charged in fender...

PROVIDENCE – R.I. Public Transit Authority CEO Scott Avedisian on Thursday submitted to Gov. Daniel J. McKee his resignation letter after being charged with...

‘Reckoning’ on Washington Bridge delayed: Forensic analysis now due next week...

Looks like the "day of reckoning" Gov. Daniel J. McKee promised might have to wait an additional week.  R.I. Department of Transportation Director Peter Alviti...

Washington Bridge looms over FY2025 transportation budget hearing

PROVIDENCE – What would typically be a routine budget hearing for the head of the R.I. Department of Transportation in any other year quickly...

Washington Bridge to be replaced, McKee says ‘accountability will come’

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Daniel J. McKee on Thursday said the westbound Washington Bridge will require a full replacement. Several engineering reports and agency inspections examining...

Oversight committee opens hearings on Washington Bridge closure

PROVIDENCE – Lawmakers on Monday questioned R.I. Department of Transportation Director Peter Alviti Jr. on the state's ongoing response to the failure of the...

Joint committee to hold oversight hearings on Washington Bridge debacle

PROVIDENCE – A joint committee of state lawmakers is seeking answers on what led to the partial closure of the Washington Bridge last December...

Initial texts between McKee and Alviti show no alarm over bridge...

“Governor, please call me now on an urgent matter.” The nine words R.I. Department of Transportation Director Peter Alviti Jr. texted his boss at 2:51...
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