Recent News

RITBA starts construction of new median barriers on the Newport Pell Bridge. Expect delays during commuter hours through the beginning of May. Click here for safety flyer / Click here for the presentation on median barriers.

The next Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority Board Meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at the Authority Offices in Jamestown.

New commercial restrictions on Pell Bridge Newport.
To read the press release please 
click here.

Starting January 1st, all commercial vehicles weighing over 26,000 lbs must use RIGHT HAND LANE and go through the Toll Plaza (Not Open Road Tolling) on the Newport Pell Bridge.

RITBA Map & Weather

View interactive map and weather conditions throughout the area.



  • Traffic is backed up to the East tower(closest to Newport) heading into Newport. Expected delays 15-20 minutes. 14 hours 51 min ago
  • Thousands of barriers have arrived in Newport for the installation projected to begin April 6 on the #NewportBridge 1 day 9 hours ago
  • Traffic has eased and there is a slight backup in the EB (into Newport) lanes where the lanes merge into one. Expected delays 10 mins. 1 day 12 hours ago
  • Traffic is backed up to the East Tower (closest to Newport). Expected delays 15-20 minutes. 1 day 13 hours ago


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