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Sumner Tunnel Swing Lane Returning to Pre-COVID Operations

Sumner Tunnel Swing Lane Returning to Pre-COVID Operations posted on May 5

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) is announcing that the Sumner Tunnel “swing lane” will return to a pre-COVID operation schedule on Monday, May 10, 2021. The swing lane will be activated weekdays, Monday through Friday, from 5:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., and will have scheduled adjusted openings on holidays and special events, as needed. This lane is utilized to accommodate returning traffic volumes on Route 1A.

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Statewide Exit Renumbering Work Update posted on May 5

Statewide Exit Renumbering Work Update

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) is announcing the status of new milepost-based signs at various locations on Interstate 93 northbound and southbound between Boston and Methuen. The sign installation operations are continuing nightly during overnight hours from 8:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. the following morning. The work is expected to be completed in approximately four weeks.

Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles Announces Placard Abuse Prevention Week posted on May 4

Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles Announces Placard Abuse Prevention Week

The Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) is announcing that Placard Abuse Prevention Week, a yearly public service campaign that seeks to bring attention and awareness to the misuse of disability parking placards is taking place this week from, Monday, May 3, 2021, through Friday, May 7, 2021. The RMV along with the members of the Massachusetts Disability Placard Abuse Task Force developed Placard Abuse Prevention Week to highlight the seriousness of this issue and use educational messaging and outreach to inform members of the public about stringent penalties for the usage of fraudulent credentials.

MassDOT Announces $5.3 Million in Shared Winter Streets & Spaces Program Funding Awards posted on Apr 22

MassDOT Announces $5.3 Million in Shared Winter Streets & Spaces Program Funding Awards

Funding provided to 36 municipalities and two public transit agencies for new trail connections, bus shelters, traffic calming, bikeshare stations, and areas for outdoor dining and community activities

Update on Massachusetts Motor Vehicle Inspections posted on Apr 17

Update on Massachusetts Motor Vehicle Inspections

The following is an update from the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) with regard to vendor Applus Technologies (Applus) nationwide vehicle inspection system outage.

MassDOT, Boston Properties Highlight New Operational and Safety Improvements at Route 128/Interstate 95 Interchange Ramp and Roadways in Waltham posted on Apr 14

MassDOT, Boston Properties Highlight New Operational and Safety Improvements at Route 128/Interstate 95 Interchange Ramp and Roadways in Waltham

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) in conjunction with Boston Properties (NYSE: BXP) is pleased to announce that new operational and safety improvement modifications have been implemented at the Route 128/Interstate 95 Interchange 43A (Old Exit 27A)/Third Avenue ramp in Waltham. The purpose of this transportation improvement project was to redesign this heavily traveled interchanges and the immediately surrounding area to improve existing traffic flow operations, to enhance safety for motorists, pedestrians, and bicyclists, and to provide improved access for the future mixed-use development of up to 1.85 million square feet located within the adjacent CityPoint and 1265 Main developments.