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Monthly Archives: November 2009

MassDOT Board Approves North Bank Bridge Posted on Nov 30

MassDOT Board Approves North Bank Bridge

The MassDOT Board of Directors today approved construction of a landmark bicycle-pedestrian connection from East Cambridge to Charlestown City Square and the Boston Harbor Waterfront- the North Bank Bridge. The $25.3 million contract awarded to Barletta Heavy Division, Inc. is a "shovel ready" project funded   …Continue Reading MassDOT Board Approves North Bank Bridge

Framingham Bridge Reopens Posted on Nov 30

Framingham Bridge Reopens

The Patrick-Murray Administration today announced the reopening of the Main Street Bridge over the Sudbury River in Framingham.  The $1.6 million project involved reconstruction of the bridge using several sections of the existing historic bridge, including steel trusses and granite foundation blocks.   The MassDOT Highway   …Continue Reading Framingham Bridge Reopens

Fed Stimulus: Rebuilding, Creating Jobs Posted on Nov 30

Fed Stimulus: Rebuilding, Creating Jobs

  Governor Patrick and MassDOT are investing federal stimulus American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funds in road and bridge projects and providing jobs for today and tomorrow in every corner of the Commonwealth.  We are pushing projects out the door as fast as possible   …Continue Reading Fed Stimulus: Rebuilding, Creating Jobs

CSX Rail Agreement, South Coast Rail Plans Move Forward Posted on Nov 25

The Patrick-Murray Administration today announced that the Commonwealth’s comprehensive multi-year rail transportation agreement with CSX Transportation (CSXT), the national freight carrier serving Massachusetts, has been submitted for review with the Federal Surface Transportation Board.  Filing with the Surface Transportation Board represents another major milestone towards   …Continue Reading CSX Rail Agreement, South Coast Rail Plans Move Forward

Holiday Travel Tips: Safe Winter Driving Posted on Nov 25

To prepare for the coming wintry weather, motorists should check all fluids, make sure their radiator is winterized, maintain a gas tank above half-full and keep windshield washing fluid on hand. A winter survival kit should include an ice scraper and shovel, flashlight, jumper cables,   …Continue Reading Holiday Travel Tips: Safe Winter Driving

Bedford Bridge Opens Ahead of Schedule Posted on Nov 24

Bedford Bridge Opens Ahead of Schedule

The new Page Road Bridge over the Shawsheen River in Bedford reopened today, several months ahead of schedule.  The $1.8 million bridge project replaced an 88-year old structurally-deficient bridge with the new structure, which was designed by Purcell Associates, Boston.  Northern Construction Service, Weymouth, was   …Continue Reading Bedford Bridge Opens Ahead of Schedule

Holiday Travel Tips: MBTA, Logan Airport Posted on Nov 24

Holiday Travel Tips: MBTA, Logan Airport

The MBTA Thanksgiving Holiday service schedule for Wednesday, November 25 through Friday, November 27 is available here, at www.mbta.com.  Due heavy traffic, residents are encouraged to use public transportation to get to and from Logan Airport.  Last year on the day before Thanksgiving, more than   …Continue Reading Holiday Travel Tips: MBTA, Logan Airport

Cape Canal Task Force Begins Works Posted on Nov 23

Cape Canal Task Force Begins Works

MassDOT representatives met with the Canal Area Regional Traffic Task Force today for the first Task Force Meeting.  A review of the proposed overall work timeline and task force mission statement were the first orders of business.    The first Task Force Meeting comes one week   …Continue Reading Cape Canal Task Force Begins Works

Danvers Bridges Reopen Posted on Nov 23

Danvers Bridges Reopen

MassDOT Highway Division contractors completed the $4.3 million construction of the Route 1- Newbury Street bridges over Route 62- Maple Street in Danvers on schedule.  The bridges reopened to full traffic width this week.  To recapture time lost to utility delays, MassDOT had worked with   …Continue Reading Danvers Bridges Reopen