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Washington Bridge replacement costs balloon to more than $400M

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Daniel J. McKee’s administration on Monday released a new cost estimate of more than $400 million for the replacement of the...

The Biden administration recruits R.I., 14 states to help enforce airline...

The Biden administration is enlisting the help of officials in Rhode Island and 14 other states to enforce consumer-protection laws covering airline travelers, a...

R.I. housing secretary: ‘Superman’ building may need additional funding

PROVIDENCE – R.I. Secretary of Housing Stefan Pryor on Monday confirmed the $220 million conversion of the “Superman” building at 111 Westminster St., also...

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,...
THE R.I. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION was awarded an $81 million federal grant to improve the connections between Interstate 95 and Quonset Business Park, including completing the ramps between Interstate 95 and Route 4. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

RIDOT awarded $81M federal grant for freeway connection to Quonset Business...

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Transportation will receive $81 million in federal funding to build highway ramps that will allow for a smoother...

McKee defends his response to Washington Bridge closure; traffic snarls area

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Daniel J. McKee on Tuesday defended his handling of closing the Washington Bridge while acknowledging the massive traffic disruptions are “highly...
THE CITY OF PROVIDENCE recently received a $27 million federal grant for its urban trail network of protected, two-way bike lanes, such as the one pictured on Empire Street in downtown Providence. However, Mayor Brett Smiley hasn't committed to finishing the network laid out by former Mayor Jorge Elorza, and his administration is still reviewing city infrastructure before deciding how to spend the money. / PBN FILE PHOTO//ELIZABETH GRAHAM

$27M grant could finish Providence’s bike lane network, but Smiley noncommittal

PROVIDENCE – A new, $27 million federal grant could hypothetically cover the cost to finish former Mayor Jorge O. Elorza’s ambitious “urban trail” network. But...

Report: R.I. has worst roads in U.S.

PROVIDENCE – The rage over Rhode Island’s infamous bad roads continues.  A report released Feb. 6 by Construction Coverage, a construction and home improvement website...

R.I. seeks $5M federal grant for safer streets

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island is asking for $5 million in federal funding to help make streets safer to drive, walk or cycle on. The grant...

$82.5M federal grant awarded for Pell Bridge upgrades

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority was awarded $82.5 million in federal funding for upgrades to the Claiborne Pell Bridge in...
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