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Monthly Archives: July 2009

Cape Cod Visitor Center Open Posted on Jul 23

Cape Cod Visitor Center Open

  The new $2.3 million Cape Cod Canal Region Visitor Center constructed as part of the MassHighway Sagamore Rotary Project opened June 26.  MassHighway Commissioner Luisa Paiewonsky joined Senate President Therese Murray and other officials for the ribboncutting ceremonies.  The Visitor Center is located at at   …Continue Reading Cape Cod Visitor Center Open

Buckle Up! Safety Belt Push Posted on Jul 23

Buckle Up!  Safety Belt Push

  Safety belts reduce the risk of death or serious injury in a motor vehicle crash by up to 50%.  Massachusetts law requires all vehicle occupants to wear safety belts.  Yet belt use in Massachusetts is 67%, far below the nationwide average of 83%.  Governor Deval Patrick's   …Continue Reading Buckle Up! Safety Belt Push

Report: Public Transit Saves Time, Money Posted on Jul 23

Report: Public Transit Saves Time, Money

The importance of public transportation is the focus of the 2009 Urban Mobility Report on traffic congestion released by the Texas Transportation Institute. The Report says public transportation saved 646 million hours in travel time and 398 million gallons of fuel in 2007 alone.  Without public   …Continue Reading Report: Public Transit Saves Time, Money

Reform Boosts Turnpike Credit, Creates Savings Posted on Jul 22

Transportation reform legislation signed by Governor Deval Patrick is making an immediate, positive difference in saving transportation costs while improving the Turnpike Authority credit rating. Transportation Secretary James Aloisi and Turnpike Executive Director Jeff Mullan worked with Governor Patrick's Executive Office of Administration and Finance in using   …Continue Reading Reform Boosts Turnpike Credit, Creates Savings

Aloisi Touts Stimulus Investment on CNBC Posted on Jul 22

Aloisi Touts Stimulus Investment on CNBC

Transportation Secretary James Aloisi joined transportation leaders from California and Texas in discussing federal stimulus investments during a live national cable interview. Secretary Aloisi noted that American Recovery and Reinvestment Act projects are putting people to work rebuilding roads and bridges across the Commonwealth while also investing in intermodal projects that   …Continue Reading Aloisi Touts Stimulus Investment on CNBC

Danvers Bridge To Be Completed Months Ahead of Schedule Posted on Jul 21

Danvers Bridge To Be Completed Months Ahead of Schedule

The Patrick Administration has approved a plan that will save time and money reconstructing the Route 1 Bridge over Route 62 (Maple Street) in Danvers. The scheduled completion date of March 25, 2011 has been moved forward to May 31, 2010. MassHighway reached an agreement with its   …Continue Reading Danvers Bridge To Be Completed Months Ahead of Schedule

Somerville Assembly Square Project Advances Posted on Jul 20

Governor Deval Patrick today announced a state-federal partnership to advance the Somerville Assembly Square Project. Joined by Senator John Kerry,Congressman Mike Capuano, and Somerville Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone, the Governor said more than $65 million in state bond and federal stimulus funds will support the public   …Continue Reading Somerville Assembly Square Project Advances

Transportation At Work Posted on Jul 20

Transportation At Work

by Jeffrey B Mullan, Executive Director, Massachusetts Turnpike Authority  I can't be the only citizen of the Commonwealth who drives around wishing they had the foresight to invest in orange barrels.   Construction on our roads has exploded this year – a direct result of the renewed investment   …Continue Reading Transportation At Work

Traffic Advisory: I-93 Construction/Closures Posted on Jul 18

I-93 North at Exit 16 and related on-ramps will be closed overnight between 12:30 a.m. and 5:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 21 and Wednesday, July 22.  All traffic will be detoured at Exit 16 (Southampton Street, Andrew Square).  In addition, ongoing pavement resurfacing, bridge deck   …Continue Reading Traffic Advisory: I-93 Construction/Closures

MassHighway Speeds Methuen Bridge Project Posted on Jul 17

MassHighway Speeds Methuen Bridge Project

Two temporary bridges are open and work is proceeding on expedited replacement of the Route 28 bridge over Route 213 in Methuen. This spring, the Patrick Administration announced MassHighway will complete the $10 million project in approximately one year instead of the originally scheduled two years.  The schedule   …Continue Reading MassHighway Speeds Methuen Bridge Project