Thank you for Zipper Merging!

THANK YOU to morning commuters who “zipper merged” at the Newport Pell Bridge, using both lanes to the merge point. Afternoon traffic is slower because motorists straddle two lanes to block vehicles from using both.

Please allow travel in BOTH lanes to the merge point.

 

Presidents’ Day 2023

The Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority Administration Offices will be closed on Monday, February 20, 2023, in observance of Presidents’ Day. The E-ZPass Office will remain open on Presidents’ Day with the following hours of operation: Walk-in Center Hours: 9:00 am-1:00 pm and Call Center Hours: 9:00 am-5:00 pm

Presidents’ Day 2022

The Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority Administration Offices will be closed on Monday, February 21, 2022, in observance of Presidents’ Day. The E-ZPass Office will remain open on Presidents’ Day with the following hours of operation: Walk-in Center Hours: 9:00 am-1:00 pm and Call Center Hours: 9:00 am-5:00 pm

 

ALERT: FULL WIND RESTRICTIONS ON NEWPORT PELL AND JAMESTOWN BRIDGES

January 17, 2022  6:56 AM 

The Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority has increased vehicle restrictions on the Newport Pell and Jamestown Verrazzano Bridges. Only automobiles, pickup trucks, flatbed trailers, and commercial buses are permitted to cross the bridge.  All other vehicles are prohibited from travel across the bridges. 

To read the press release, CLICK HERE.

For more information on weather related restrictions, CLICK HERE

ALERT: FULL WIND RESTRICTIONS ON MOUNT HOPE BRIDGE

January 17, 2022  6:00 AM 

The Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority has increased vehicle restrictions on the Mount Hope Bridge. Only automobiles, pickup trucks, flatbed trailers, and commercial buses are permitted to cross the bridge.  All other vehicles are prohibited from travel across the bridges. 

To read the press release, CLICK HERE.

For more information on weather related restrictions, CLICK HERE

ALERT: HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES RESTRICTED DUE TO HIGH WINDS-MOUNT HOPE, NEWPORT PELL AND JAMESTOWN BRIDGES

January 17, 2022  4:58 PM 

The Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority has restricted access to the Mount Hope, Newport Pell and Jamestown Verrazzano bridges for High Profile Vehicles (house trailers/RVs, empty enclosed trailers). 

To read the press release, CLICK HERE

For more information on weather related restrictions, CLICK HERE. 

ALERT: VEHICLE ACCESS RESTRICTIONS DUE TO HIGH WINDS-NEWPORT PELL AND JAMESTOWN BRIDGES

November 12, 2021  2:20 PM

The Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority has implemented vehicle access restrictions on the Newport Pell and Jamestown Verrazzano bridges. Only automobiles, pickup trucks, flatbed trailers, and commercial buses are permitted to cross the bridges.  All other vehicles are prohibited from travel across the bridges.

To read the press release, CLICK HERE.

For more information on weather related restrictions, CLICK HERE.

ALERT: NEWPORT PELL AND JAMESTOWN BRIDGES HAVE REOPENED WITH RESTRICTIONS

October 27, 2021  8:49 AM

The Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority is lifting restrictions on the Newport Pell and Jamestown Verrazzano Bridges for all but high profile vehicles. Automobiles, pickup trucks, flatbed trailers and commercial buses may cross these bridges. Note: school buses are not permitted at this time.

To read the press release, CLICK HERE.

For more information on weather related restrictions, CLICK HERE.

ALERT: VEHICLE ACCESS RESTRICTIONS INCREASED DUE TO HIGH WINDS-NEWPORT PELL AND JAMESTOWN BRIDGES

October 27, 2021  4:59 AM

The Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority has increased vehicle restrictions on the Newport Pell and Jamestown Verrazzano bridges. Only automobiles, pickup trucks, flatbed trailers, and commercial buses are permitted to cross the bridges.  All other vehicles are prohibited from travel across the bridges.

For more information on weather related restrictions, CLICK HERE.

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Roadway Improvement Construction Update and Frequently Asked Questions

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ALERT: DUE TO HIGH WINDS ONLY AUTOMOBILES, PICKUP TRUCKS, FLATBED TRAILERS, COMMERCIAL BUSES AND HEAVY-LADEN TRACTOR/TRAILERS ARE PERMITTED TO CROSS THE NEWPORT PELL AND JAMESTOWN BRIDGES AT THIS TIME.

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Citizens Pell Bridge Run - Sunday, October 15, 2023.
Expect Delays 7AM to 9AM

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Due to expected inclement weather, the RITBA E-ZPass and Administration offices will be closed on Tuesday, February 13, 2024.

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JANUARY 7, 2022: RITBA DELAYS OPENING UNTIL 12PM DUE TO WINTER STORM

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January 19, 2022: RITBA E-ZPass Website and Account Management System Currently Down. See Important News Section Below for More Information.

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Weather Advisory: Please follow us on Twitter and Facebook for the latest information on bridge conditions. Our weather restrictions can be found HERE!

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