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Monthly Archives: October 2009

Finance Agreement Saves Tollpayers Millions Posted on Oct 21

Finance Agreement Saves Tollpayers Millions

After months of negotiations, Governor Deval Patrick today announced that the Administration has reached agreement with financial institution UBS that will save the Commonwealth an estimated $71 million. Due to five risky financial transactions – so-called "swaptions" – entered into by the Turnpike Authority in   …Continue Reading Finance Agreement Saves Tollpayers Millions

Traffic Alert: MassPike Overnight Tunnel Closures Posted on Oct 20

Traffic Alert: MassPike Overnight Tunnel 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 beginning tonight Tuesday, October 20, 2009 and tomorrow night Wednesday, October   …Continue Reading Traffic Alert: MassPike Overnight Tunnel Closures

MassHighway District Celebrations Posted on Oct 19

MassHighway District Celebrations

  MassHighway Commissioner Luisa Paiewonsky is visiting the five District offices in October for "Celebrate MassHighway" events to mark the 116-year history of building, rehabilitating and maintaining the Massachusetts State Highway System.  Commissioner Paiewonsky visited District 2 offices in Northampton on October 14, seen at   …Continue Reading MassHighway District Celebrations

Andover Celebrates Route 28 Rebuild Posted on Oct 16

Andover Celebrates Route 28 Rebuild

Andover this weekend is celebrating the grand reopening of a one-mile section of Route 28 along Main and North Main Street in downtown Andover.  The $4.5 million project overseen by MassHighway reconstructed Route 28 from Stevens Street just south of the Shawsheen Plaza to Wheeler   …Continue Reading Andover Celebrates Route 28 Rebuild

Haverhill Boardwalk Opens Posted on Oct 16

Haverhill Boardwalk Opens

State, local, and MassHighway officials joined ribbon cutting ceremonies today for the grand opening of the Haverhill Merrimack River Boardwalk in downtown Haverhill.   The $1.3 million project rebuilt the existing walkway and added a new segment, including trees, benches, and ornamental lighting, along with repaving   …Continue Reading Haverhill Boardwalk Opens

Public Meeting: Red Line-Blue Line Connector Posted on Oct 15

Public Meeting: Red Line-Blue Line Connector

A public meeting for the Red Line/Blue Line Connector will be held as follows: Monday, October 26, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm in the auditorium at The Shriners Hospital, 51 Blossom St., Boston. The proposed Red Line/Blue Line Connector would link the only two lines   …Continue Reading Public Meeting: Red Line-Blue Line Connector

Major Step: Developing Parcel 7, Boston Fenway Posted on Oct 15

Major Step: Developing Parcel 7, Boston Fenway

The Massachusetts Turnpike Authority Board in its final official meeting today approved significant changes to a development agreement that will speed the first phase of a major mixed-use project in Boston’s Fenway neighborhood, which includes development of Air Rights “Parcel 7” over the Turnpike and   …Continue Reading Major Step: Developing Parcel 7, Boston Fenway

Moving Together: Healthy Transportation Posted on Oct 14

Moving Together: Healthy Transportation

A strong commitment to pedestrian and bicycle transportation is a key part of the transportation vision of the new MassDOT.  Walking and bicycling move people out of single-occupant vehicles, reduce traffic congestion, and promote healthy lifestyles and a cleaner environment. In the months ahead, MassDOT   …Continue Reading Moving Together: Healthy Transportation

Silver Line “Direct Connect” to South Station Posted on Oct 13

Silver Line “Direct Connect” to South Station

                          Transportation Secretary James A. Aloisi, Jr. and Mayor Thomas M. Menino today officially launched the addition of a new Silver Line route between Dudley Station and South Station to improve bus transportation service along the Silver Line Washington   …Continue Reading Silver Line “Direct Connect” to South Station

MassHighway Celebrations Posted on Oct 13

MassHighway Celebrations

MassHighway Commissioner Luisa Paiewonsky continues her visits to the five MassHighway District offices in October for "Celebrate MassHighway" events to mark the 116-year history of building, rehabilitating and maintaining the Massachusetts State Highway System.  Commissioner Paiewonsky met Friday, October 9 with employees at the District   …Continue Reading MassHighway Celebrations