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Monthly Archives: October 2009

Longfellow Bridge Public Meeting Set Posted on Oct 25

Longfellow Bridge Public Meeting Set

A Public Information Meeting for the Longfellow Bridge Rehabilitation Project will be held: Thursday, November 5, 20096:00-8:00 PM Shriners Hospitals for Children, Auditorium51 Blossom Street, Boston, MA The meeting will provide details of the Bridge Preservation Contract to be advertised this fall. The early preservation   …Continue Reading Longfellow Bridge Public Meeting Set

Traffic Alert: MassPike Overnight Closures Posted on Oct 23

Traffic Alert: MassPike Overnight Closures

To allow for tunnel construction and inspection work in the Prudential Tunnel, I-90 (MassPike) East between Exit #22 (Prudential Center/Copley Square) and South Boston will be closed at night intermittently throughout October and November. Next week’s overnight closures begin Sunday, October 25, 2009 through Wednesday,   …Continue Reading Traffic Alert: MassPike Overnight Closures

Weston Bridge Over I-95 Opens Early Posted on Oct 23

Weston Bridge Over I-95 Opens Early

MassHighway today opened the new two-span bridge carrying Recreation Road in Weston over I-95/Route 128.  The $3.5 million bridge replacement began with demolition last year of the existing bridge.  New high performance concrete bridge beams were erected this spring by contractors SPS New England, Inc.   …Continue Reading Weston Bridge Over I-95 Opens Early

Lt. Governor Murray Announces “Design Challenge” Posted on Oct 23

Lt. Governor Murray Announces “Design Challenge”

Lieutenant Governor Tim Murray during an event at the State House announced the 2009 “Real World Design Challenge,” an innovative partnership to enhance science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education in Massachusetts.  The goal is to train tomorrow’s engineers, especially in the aerospace industry.  The “Challenge”   …Continue Reading Lt. Governor Murray Announces “Design Challenge”

Freeman Rail Trail Expansion Posted on Oct 22

Freeman Rail Trail Expansion

by Catherine Cagle Manager of Sustainable Transportation Today I'm excited to let people know that the Patrick Administration has awarded $500,000 in Transportation Enhancements funding for final design of phase 2A of the Bruce Freeman Rail Trail. Phase 2A of the Bruce Freeman Rail Trail   …Continue Reading Freeman Rail Trail Expansion

Former Leader Driscoll Visits Pike Posted on Oct 22

Former Leader Driscoll Visits Pike

By Jeffrey Mullan, Incoming MassDOT Secretary & CEO No serious attempt at transforming the way we deliver transportation services in the Commonwealth could be attempted without a real understanding of the long arc of Massachusetts transportation history – particularly since the end of the second   …Continue Reading Former Leader Driscoll Visits Pike

Green Line Extension Public Hearing Set Posted on Oct 22

Green Line Extension Public Hearing Set

The Green Line Extension project has taken the next step forward with submission of a draft environmental impact report and a public hearing scheduled for November in Somerville. The Executive Office of Transportation submitted a Draft Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Assessment for the Green Line Extension   …Continue Reading Green Line Extension Public Hearing Set

RMV: Operation Yellow Blitz Posted on Oct 21

Registry of Motor Vehicle Inspectors and local police officers in 100 communities across the Commonwealth today teamed up for the 5th annual "Operation Yellow Blitz",  a joint undercover exercise to catch drivers who fail to stop for school buses that are picking up or dropping   …Continue Reading RMV: Operation Yellow Blitz

Traffic Alert: I-495 Lowell Bridges Speed Reduced Posted on Oct 21

Traffic Alert: I-495 Lowell Bridges Speed Reduced

Beginning on Thursday, October 22, a reduction in the posted speed limits will begin in the work zone area of the I-495 Lowell Bridge Bundle project.  This temporary reduction will lower the legal speed limit on I-495 between the Lowell Connector (Exit 35C) and Route   …Continue Reading Traffic Alert: I-495 Lowell Bridges Speed Reduced

Chinatown Gateway Park Design Posted on Oct 21

Transportation Secretary James Aloisi, Jr. joined Mayor Thomas M. Menino today as Mayor Menino announced a design team has been selected to renovate Mary Soo Hoo Park, also known as Chinatown Gateway Park. Stephen Stimson Associates was awarded a $50,000 design services contract to update   …Continue Reading Chinatown Gateway Park Design