- Associated Press - Sunday, May 21, 2017

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - The state Division of Motor Vehicles says it’s temporarily closing its Wakefield office to launch a long-delayed new computer system.

The DMV office in the Oliver Stedman Government Center in Wakefield will close Monday. It’s expected to reopen July 18.

The state sued Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co. last year over the unfinished project to replace the agency’s 40-year-old computer system. The state agreed to settle the suit in April.

The DMV says Wakefield staff members will undergo training on the new computer system, which it plans to launch on July 5.

Many DMV transactions can be completed through the mail or online. The agency has waived banking fees for most online transactions during the launch period.

The total cost of the new computer system will be about $19 million.


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