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Monthly Archives: December 2009

Tobin Bridge Joins MassDOT Posted on Dec 31

Tobin Bridge Joins MassDOT

The Maurice J. Tobin Memorial Bridge officially joins the Massachusetts Department of Transportation, MassDOT, at midnight on January 1, as required by the historic transportation reform legislation signed by Governor Patrick.  The Massachusetts Port Authority Board in November voted to transfer ownership of the Tobin   …Continue Reading Tobin Bridge Joins MassDOT

Lowell I-495 Accelerated Bridge Project Progress Posted on Dec 28

Lowell I-495 Accelerated Bridge Project Progress

The end of 2009 brings major progress in the $36.9 million reconstruction of both the northbound and southbound lanes of Interstate 495 in Lowell, funded as part of the Patrick Administration's historic $3 billion, eight-year Accelerated Bridge Program.  The innovative "design-build" project is repairing six   …Continue Reading Lowell I-495 Accelerated Bridge Project Progress

Happy Holidays! Travel Safely Posted on Dec 24

Happy Holidays! Travel Safely

Happy Holidays from MassDOT!  Please drive safely during the holiday season and use the MBTA or regional transit options if possible. Before you drive, check out our online traffic cameras for live conditions on major roadways: www.mass.gov/511/cameras MassDOT’s winter driving tips are available here.  The   …Continue Reading Happy Holidays! Travel Safely

MBTA: Take the T on New Year’s Eve Posted on Dec 23

The MBTA is providing extra transit services on New Year's Eve including FREE service after 8:00 p.m.   Extra MBTA Police will patrol the system to assist with crowd control and safety.  Visit the MBTA website for more information.  Schedule highlights:  Thursday, December 31 – New   …Continue Reading MBTA: Take the T on New Year’s Eve

RMV Spirit of Giving Posted on Dec 23

RMV Spirit of Giving

MassDOT employees at the RMV Division Quincy headquarters are showing the spirit of giving during this 2009 holiday season.  The RMV Quincy office received a certificate of thanks, left, from Cradles 2 Crayons, a local charity with the mission of providing to children the basics   …Continue Reading RMV Spirit of Giving

Fed Stimulus to Complete Quincy Concourse Posted on Dec 22

Fed Stimulus to Complete Quincy Concourse

Governor Deval Patrick joined state and local officials in Quincy to announce the key final component of the long-awaited Quincy Center Concourse Downtown redevelopment project is moving forward with $8.1 million in federal stimulus American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funds. The Quincy Center Concourse   …Continue Reading Fed Stimulus to Complete Quincy Concourse

Fed Stimulus: Interactive Map Tracks Projects Posted on Dec 21

Fed Stimulus: Interactive Map Tracks Projects

MassDOT today debuted a new, automatically-updated interactive web-based map that allows the public to view the latest information about all federal stimulus American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) transportation projects.  The ARRA recovery project map allows the public to see ARRA projects sorted by County,   …Continue Reading Fed Stimulus: Interactive Map Tracks Projects

Grant Targets Braintree/Weymouth Project Posted on Dec 21

The Patrick-Murray Administration has awarded a $2.4 million Public Works Economic Development (PWED) grant for streetscape and infrastructure improvements for the Braintree/Weymouth Landing Project. The PWED grant will leverage $2.2 million in additional private investment, transforming an important business area with new street paving, sidewalks,   …Continue Reading Grant Targets Braintree/Weymouth Project

Worcester Rte 146 Rebuild Celebrated Posted on Dec 21

Worcester Rte 146 Rebuild Celebrated

Lieutenant Governor Tim Murray and MassDOT Secretary & CEO Jeff Mullan joined state and local officials in Worcester at St. Matthew’s Church today for the ribbon-cutting to celebrate completion of the $346 million reconstruction of Route 146 from I-290 in Worcester to Route 122A in   …Continue Reading Worcester Rte 146 Rebuild Celebrated

MBTA Holiday Schedule Posted on Dec 21

MBTA Holiday Schedule

The MBTA holiday service schedule for December 24-25 includes the following changes to assist travelers:  Thursday, December 24 To ensure prompt and convenient service to and from Logan Airport, the Silver, Red, Orange, Blue and Green lines will operate with additional service during peak travel   …Continue Reading MBTA Holiday Schedule