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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...

Fast-moving storm could dump a foot of snow in some parts...

PROVIDENCE – It will be a return to a typical New England winter on Tuesday after the region enjoyed well-above average temperatures this past...

RIDOT launches real-time traffic dashboard

PROVIDENCE – In response to continuing traffic caused by closure of the westbound lanes on the Washington Bridge, the R.I. Department of Transportation has...

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...

Report: Washington Bridge closure has cost state $860K so far

PROVIDENCE – The closure of the westbound side of the Washington Bridge is taking its toll on the state’s coffers. The R.I. Department of Transportation...

Federal highway administrator: Washington Bridge replacement could take 2 years 

PROVIDENCE – City and state officials on Monday gave a tour of the damage to the Washington Bridge to Federal Highway Administrator Shailen Bhatt,...

RIDOT testing new westbound traffic pattern along I-195

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Transportation announced on Friday it will test a new traffic pattern along the westbound lanes of Interstate 195...

McKee orders RIDOT to refund news outlets for Washington Bridge emails

The Providence Journal had to pay $450 for emails detailing last December’s sudden closure of the Washington Bridge. WPRI-TV CBS 12 was charged $300.  The...

Rush hour, traffic anxieties continue to hurt small businesses amid Washington...

PROVIDENCE – Over the past few years, resilience has been a common theme – and a necessity – for many of Rhode Island's small...
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