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Monthly Archives: March 2010

Accelerated Bridge Program: Early Success Posted on Mar 18

Accelerated Bridge Program: Early Success

Governor Deval Patrick today toured the Interstate 190 Bridge over Route 12 project in Worcester, left, to highlight the early success of the Patrick-Murray Administration's unprecedented $3 billion, eight-year Accelerated Bridge Program to reduce the Commonwealth's backlog of structurally-deficient bridges.  In less than two years,   …Continue Reading Accelerated Bridge Program: Early Success

RMV Promotes Motorcycle Safety Posted on Mar 18

RMV Promotes Motorcycle Safety

Governor Patrick has proclaimed a state motorcycle safety period from March 22 through April 30.  The Registry of Motor Vehicles sponsors the Mass Rider Education Program, providing training, materials, new Rider Coach training and promotional and technical assistance to a statewide network of training sites.   …Continue Reading RMV Promotes Motorcycle Safety

MassDOT: Thursday Morning Flood Update Posted on Mar 18

The following is the Thursday morning update on current state roadway flood impacts. All Lanes Open- Shirley- Rte 2A Water Removed and Open- Holliston – Rte 16 Wayland – Rte 20 east of Rte 27 remains closed. Rte 27 open in both directions- may recede   …Continue Reading MassDOT: Thursday Morning Flood Update

Sagamore Bridge: High Tech Traffic Solutions Posted on Mar 17

Sagamore Bridge: High Tech Traffic Solutions

MassDOT is working with the Army Corps of Engineers on a new system now in operation to monitor traffic in real time during construction at the Sagamore Bridge. Technology called iCones has been installed by the Army Corps.   The iCones look like traffic cones   …Continue Reading Sagamore Bridge: High Tech Traffic Solutions

Norwood Airport Flooding Posted on Mar 17

Norwood Airport Flooding

MassDOT Aeronautics Division Administrator Chris Willenborg toured Norwood Memorial Airport Tuesday.  As seen at left, the airport runway and taxiway system were under up to two feet of water as of late Tuesday.  The Airport is closed to fixed wing aircraft.  The airport manager believes   …Continue Reading Norwood Airport Flooding

Accelerated Bridge Program: Public Meetings Set Posted on Mar 17

Accelerated Bridge Program: Public Meetings Set

Posted by Shoukry Elnahal, Director, Accelerated Bridge Program Later this month, MassDOT’s Accelerated Bridge Program will be holding two public information meetings for Boston bridge replacement projects. Project: Morton St. Bridge Replacement over MBTA & CSX (B-16-163)Date & time:     6:30 PM Tuesday, March 23   …Continue Reading Accelerated Bridge Program: Public Meetings Set

MassDOT: Wednesday AM Flood Update Posted on Mar 17

Below is a Wednesday morning update from Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) officials on storm-related closures and issues that are affecting state roadways, and MBTA transit service.  MBTA: Track bed in Braintree repaired.  Middleboro Line service resumes in the area. The MBTA expects that Green   …Continue Reading MassDOT: Wednesday AM Flood Update

MassDOT Flood Impact Afternoon Update Posted on Mar 16

MassDOT Flood Impact Afternoon Update

Below is a 1:30PM update from Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) officials on storm-related closures and issues that are affecting state roadways, and MBTA transit service. This will be the last storm update and comprehensive overview MassDOT sends out. In general, MassDOT expects conditions to   …Continue Reading MassDOT Flood Impact Afternoon Update

A New “Approach” for MassDOT Aeronautics Posted on Mar 16

A New “Approach” for MassDOT Aeronautics

Posted by Christopher Willenborg, MassDOT Aeronautics Division Administrator I am pleased to introduce you to "On the Approach," a new newsletter by the MassDOT Aeronautics Division that helps us keep in touch with the Massachusetts aeronautics community and tell the story of the people behind   …Continue Reading A New “Approach” for MassDOT Aeronautics

Neponset River Bridge Public Meetings Set Posted on Mar 16

Neponset River Bridge Public Meetings Set

MassDOT has scheduled two public meetings to discuss the construction plans and anticipated traffic impacts for the rehabilitation of the Neponset River Bridge, which serves as a major artery between Quincy and Boston.  Following a presentation, MassDOT staff will lead a discussion to answer questions.   …Continue Reading Neponset River Bridge Public Meetings Set