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THE LITTLE ROADY autonomous vehicle shuttle service will operate seven days a week from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 pm. with 12 stops between Olneyville Square and Providence Station. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Providence autonomous shuttle service to open to public Wednesday

PROVIDENCE – The state’s Little Roady autonomous vehicle pilot project will begin service in Providence Wednesday, the R.I. Department of Transportation said Tuesday.The shuttle...
THE 2019 CONSTRUCTION season will feature 77 active R.I. Department of Transportation projects.

RIDOT construction season to include 77 active projects

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Transportation will have 77 active projects in the 2019 construction season with a combined construction value of $715.6...
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PBN on WJAR-TV, April 9, 2019

One-third of the way through a 10-year plan to fix crumbling roads and worst-in-the-nation bridges, is RhodeWorks working?Every week, PBN Editor Mark S. Murphy...
PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE: The Providence River Pedestrian Bridge is a nearly $22 million project that predates Gov. Gina M. Raimondo’s administration, and which is nearing completion. It is the 11th-largest project among the 77 active construction projects being handled by the R.I. Department of Transportation.
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Building bridges to safer travel

Peter Alviti Jr., the four-year director of the R.I. Department of Transportation, is overseeing 77 active construction projects through the RhodeWorks program.Proposed by Gov....
RECONSTRUCTION: The 6-10 connector is a series of nine bridges, seven of which are structurally deficient. Reconstruction began six months ago, and the work is now in the demolition phase. The total project cost is $410 million.
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Top 25 RhodeWorks projects

The R.I. Department of Transportation has awarded $1.5 billion in contracts for 77 active construction projects through RhodeWorks. Here are the 25 largest projects:1....
PETER ALVITI JR., director of RIDOT, shown in 2017, overlooking the original planned location of a Providence transit hub. The project may now be dispersed throughout downtown. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Providence transit hub might not be a hub after all

PROVIDENCE – What will the Providence transit hub look like? For starters, it may not be a hub at all. The project is in...
RIDOT HAS requested the rescission of an approval that allowed the department to impose tolls on the Sakonnet River Bridge. / COURTESY GOOGLE INC.

RIDOT asks feds to rescind tolling authority on Sakonnet River Bridge

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Transportation filed a formal request with the Federal Highway Administration requesting the rescission of a 2013 decision that...

Little Roady Shuttle autonomous vehicle testing underway

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Transportation recently hosted a demonstration of autonomous vehicles at Quonset Business Park in North Kingstown as part of...
THE PARTIAL FEDERAL government shutdown is in its 26th day on Thursday. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/JULIA SCHMALZ

Partial federal government shutdown having local impact

PROVIDENCE – As the partial federal government shutdown drags on, local effects on those reliant on federal programs and those furloughed as federal employees...

Former mayor, downtown property owners sue city, state over transit hub

PROVIDENCE – A group of downtown property owners, including former Mayor Joseph R. Paolino Jr., filed a lawsuit against the city and state Monday,...
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