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Monthly Archives: April 2010

Whittier Bridge Meeting Set Posted on Apr 15

Whittier Bridge Meeting Set

MassDOT will hold a Public Information Meeting for the Whittier Bridge/I-95 Improvement Project on: Tuesday, April 27, 6:00 – 8:00 PMNewburyport City Hall, Auditorium60 Pleasant Street, Newburyport The purpose of this meeting is to present an update on the environmental analyses for the highway widening   …Continue Reading Whittier Bridge Meeting Set

MBTA Internal Investigation Results: Safety First Posted on Apr 14

MBTA Internal Investigation Results: Safety First

Posted by: Richard Davey, MassDOT Rail & Transit Division Administrator and MBTA General Manager Dear T riders, Today the MBTA moved to take swift action in response to the results of an internal investigation that unveiled alteration of maintenance records for at least 200 buses   …Continue Reading MBTA Internal Investigation Results: Safety First

Lowell Bridge Repair: Before and After Posted on Apr 14

Lowell Bridge Repair: Before and After

MassDOT contractors have completed repairs to the Bridge that carries the ramp from I-495 northbound to the Lowell Connector inbound at the Chelmsford/Lowell line.  The bridge is seen at left in 2009 before the repairs.  There was significant deterioration to the pier top and columns.   …Continue Reading Lowell Bridge Repair: Before and After

Hines Bridge Rebuild Timeline Reduced Posted on Apr 14

Hines Bridge Rebuild Timeline Reduced

Governor Deval Patrick, Senator Steven Baddour and Representative Michael Costello today announced that the timeline for reconstruction of the First Lieutenant Derek S. Hines Memorial Bridge has been further reduced to just under two years, rather than the originally scheduled three years. The project was   …Continue Reading Hines Bridge Rebuild Timeline Reduced

MassDOT Set to Kick Off Annual Farmer’s Market Program at Highway Service Plazas Posted on Apr 12

MassDOT Set to Kick Off Annual Farmer’s Market Program at Highway Service Plazas

Expands from 11 Turnpike to All 18 Highway Service Plazas   The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) announced today that the MassDOT’s annual Farmer’s Market Program will begin in May 2010, continuing through Fall 2010.  Local Farmers are invited to take advantage of free vending   …Continue Reading MassDOT Set to Kick Off Annual Farmer’s Market Program at Highway Service Plazas

Traffic Alert: Neponset River Bridge Posted on Apr 9

MassDOT crews will be installing barriers and setting the work zone for the first phase of construction on the Neponset River Bridge Phase II, which carries traffic between Boston and Quincy. During the work, the following lane restrictions will be in place for the week   …Continue Reading Traffic Alert: Neponset River Bridge

MassDOT Priority: Road Safety Posted on Apr 9

MassDOT Priority: Road Safety

MassDOT’s Road Safety Audit Program is highlighted in the Federal Highway Administration's Spring 2010 Newsletter on Road Safety Audits.  Read the article below, and visit FHWA Road Safety Audit on the web.  Since 2007 MassDOT has conducted nearly 20 Road Safety Audits (RSA)s in locations   …Continue Reading MassDOT Priority: Road Safety

MassDOT Customer Service: A Job Well Done Posted on Apr 8

MassDOT Customer Service:  A Job Well Done

Rick Lord, left, is President and Chief Executive Officer of Associated Industries of Massachusetts (AIM). AIM is an employer service organization of more than 7,000 member companies.  This week, Rick shared an experience with MassDOT Secretary and CEO Jeff Mullan in the note below about   …Continue Reading MassDOT Customer Service: A Job Well Done

MassDOT: Flagger Update Posted on Apr 8

MassDOT: Flagger Update

Posted By Luisa Paiewonsky, Administrator, MassDOT Highway Division MassDOT has received many inquiries about the use of traffic flaggers on state road projects, and I would like to provide an update to clarify some misconceptions about our use of flaggers and paid police details.  Our   …Continue Reading MassDOT: Flagger Update

MBTA: Orange Line Public Meetings Posted on Apr 8

MBTA: Orange Line Public Meetings

The MBTA has announced a series of public meetings to discuss the expansion of Single Person Train Operation to the Orange Line.  Similar to Single Person Train Operation mode on the Blue Line, Orange Line motorpersons will perform all functions once shared with train attendants,   …Continue Reading MBTA: Orange Line Public Meetings