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Monthly Archives: March 2010

MassDOT 6:00AM Flood Update Posted on Mar 16

The following MassDOT Tuesday 6:00AM update includes: – Shirley- Rte 2A closed - Improvement at Arlington/Cambridge Rte 2 mainline improving- Rte 16 and the exit ramp to alewife station will remain closed for morning commute. – Topsfield- Rte 1 portion of the roadway will remain closed   …Continue Reading MassDOT 6:00AM Flood Update

MassDOT: Flood Impact Update 9:15 PM Posted on Mar 15

Below is a 9:15PM update from Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) officials on storm-related closures and issues that are affecting state roadways, and MBTA commuter rail and subway service. MassDOT expects major interstates to be free of water during the morning commute but commuters should   …Continue Reading MassDOT: Flood Impact Update 9:15 PM

MassDOT: Flooding Transportation Impact: Afternoon Update Posted on Mar 15

MassDOT: Flooding Transportation Impact: Afternoon Update

Below is an afternoon update from Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) officials on storm-related closures and issues that are affecting state roadways, MBTA commuter rail and subway service, and other transportation infrastructure. The storm and storm-related flooding is expected to have significant travel impacts in   …Continue Reading MassDOT: Flooding Transportation Impact: Afternoon Update

Noon Update: MassDOT, MBTA Respond to Flood Waters Posted on Mar 15

Noon Update: MassDOT, MBTA Respond to Flood Waters

Below is an update from the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) officials on storm-related closures and issues that are affecting state roadways, MBTA commuter rail and subway service, and other transportation infrastructure. The storm and storm-related flooding is expected to have significant travel impacts in   …Continue Reading Noon Update: MassDOT, MBTA Respond to Flood Waters

MassDOT “Friends of Haiti” Posted on Mar 15

MassDOT “Friends of Haiti”

The MassDOT employee "Friends of Haiti" team this month collected emergency kits needed by the residents of Haiti ravaged by the earthquake.  Secretary Jeff Mullan thanked the team for their efforts.  In one week, the MassDOT "Friends of Haiti" collected 91 emergency kits and enough   …Continue Reading MassDOT “Friends of Haiti”

MassDOT Dorchester Avenue Project Community Web Page Posted on Mar 12

MassDOT Dorchester Avenue Project Community Web Page

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) today unveiled a new website www.mass.gov/massdot/dotave devoted to keeping residents and area businesses informed about the progress of the $15.6 million Dorchester Avenue stimulus project.  The project is part of the Patrick-Murray Administration's Massachusetts Recovery Plan to secure the   …Continue Reading MassDOT Dorchester Avenue Project Community Web Page

Community Engagement in Worcester: Burns Bridge Posted on Mar 12

Community Engagement in Worcester: Burns Bridge

MassDOT held a public information meeting Thursday evening at Worcester Technical High School to provide the public with an opportunity to learn more about the proposed bridge replacement alternatives for the Kenneth Burns Bridge. Approximately 50 community members attended including Sen. Harriette Chandler, Rep. Vincent   …Continue Reading Community Engagement in Worcester: Burns Bridge

MBTA Responds to Customers Posted on Mar 10

MBTA Responds to Customers

MBTA appreciates feedback from our customers to help us operate an efficient and safe system.  Case in point is customer Paul Keating. Paul e-mailed the T about lighting issues at Stony Brook Station.  The T immediately dispatched maintenance crews to the station, and over two   …Continue Reading MBTA Responds to Customers

RMV: New Web Service, Branch Kiosks Posted on Mar 10

RMV: New Web Service, Branch Kiosks

MassDOT's Registry of Motor Vehicles has introduced two initiatives to eliminate the need to wait in line and make it easier for customers to cancel and return their license plates. An average 45,000 customers each month visit a branch to cancel vehicle registrations. Previously, they   …Continue Reading RMV: New Web Service, Branch Kiosks

Walk and Bike the Longfellow Bridge Posted on Mar 9

Walk and Bike the Longfellow Bridge

Posted by Luisa Paiewonsky, MassDOT Highway Division Administrator Whether you are cycling to work, walking to the Charles/MGH station, jogging over the Longfellow Bridge, or driving through Charles Circle, I hope you’ve noticed the new signs and freshly painted bike lanes and crosswalks we just   …Continue Reading Walk and Bike the Longfellow Bridge