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THE RHODE ISLAND Department of Transportation announced this week that the I-195 Gano Street exit will remain open for the foreseeable future.

RIDOT: Gano Street exit to remain open for ‘foreseeable future’

PROVIDENCE – The Gano Street off-ramp providing access to Providence’s East Side from Interstate 195 will remain open “for the foreseeable future”, the R.I....
LARGEST WIND FARM: Green Development owns the turbines that make up Rhode Island’s largest wind farm, the $100 million, seven-turbine project in Johnston, which generates 21 megawatts. / PBN PHOTO/PAMELA BHATIA

While delays have hampered offshore wind, land-based turbines loom large in...

(Editor’s note: This is the second in a two-part series on the challenges and opportunities of solar- and wind-farm development in Rhode Island and...
LEADERSHIP CHANGE: Joseph D’Alesio, left, president and chief operating officer, and Frank Romeo, CEO, recently took on new roles at BETA Group in Lincoln. The planning firm has lent engineering, construction, design and other services to numerous infrastructure projects throughout Rhode Island and New England. / PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

BETA Group has engineered a change

One year after moving into a more spacious building, BETA Group Inc. is absorbing another change that became official at the start of 2020. The...
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1. Three Stop & Shop locations sold in R.I. as part of $150M East Coast investment POSTED ONLINE: DEC. 26 Three Stop & Shop...
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...
STATE AGENCIES, including the R.I. State Police, have launched a new initiative and unit designed to catch and arrest impaired drivers in Rhode Island.

State agencies launch DUI initiative

PROVIDENCE – A new task force has been formed to fight driving under the influence, the R.I. Department of Transportation, R.I. State Police and...

Newport hosts information session on Newport Pell Bridge ramp design

NEWPORT – A public information meeting on the design for the Newport Pell Bridge ramps will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. on...
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...

Composite material bridge completed in Coventry

COVENTRY – A $3.6 million bridge made of composite materials has opened in western Coventry, according to the R.I. Department of Transportation. The Barbs Hill...

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