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Monthly Archives: July 2010

New MBTA Fairmount Line Station Announced Posted on Jul 16

New MBTA Fairmount Line Station Announced

MassDOT Secretary and CEO Jeffrey Mullan today announced the groundbreaking for the $17.7 million Four Corners/Geneva Commuter Rail station project.  As part of the Fairmount Commuter Rail Line Rehabilitation Project, the Four Corners/Geneva station, seen in the drawing at left, is one of four new   …Continue Reading New MBTA Fairmount Line Station Announced

MassDOT PWED Grant Boosts Abington Posted on Jul 16

MassDOT PWED Grant Boosts Abington

Governor Deval Patrick today joined local leaders in Abington to highlight a $1.67 million MassDOT Public Works Economic Development (PWED) grant helping to revitalize the North Abington business district. Now under construction, the funds support the redevelopment of the district through roadway resurfacing, sidewalk improvements   …Continue Reading MassDOT PWED Grant Boosts Abington

MBTA New Commuter Rail Locomotive Purchase Posted on Jul 15

MBTA New Commuter Rail Locomotive Purchase

The MBTA Board of Directors has approved the purchase of 20 new diesel electric locomotives for commuter rail service.  The $114.6 million contract with Motive Power Inc. of Boise, Idaho will deliver the new locomotives beginning in 2013. The acquisition of new locomotives is a   …Continue Reading MBTA New Commuter Rail Locomotive Purchase

MassDOT RMV Partnership Expands to Plymouth Posted on Jul 14

MassDOT RMV Partnership Expands to Plymouth

MassDOT officials opened the second of three RMV branches in AAA Southern New England offices with today's opening in Plymouth.  A branch at AAA offices opened in Worcester last week, with a third opening soon in Framingham. The initiative to offer basic licensing and registration   …Continue Reading MassDOT RMV Partnership Expands to Plymouth

Green Line Extension Update Posted on Jul 13

Green Line Extension Update

Posted by: Kate Fichter, Green Line Extension Project Manager Green Line Extension Friends – MassDOT last week submitted an annual report to the Department of Environmental Protection on the status of the mass transit projects required under the State Implementation Plan, including the Green Line   …Continue Reading Green Line Extension Update

Lowell Bridge Opens 21 Months Ahead of Schedule Posted on Jul 13

Lowell Bridge Opens 21 Months Ahead of Schedule

A successful working partnership between MassDOT and its contractor and an innovative approach to the work have delivered the ultimate positive result: a bridge reconstructed and reopened 21 months ahead of schedule and under budget. MassDOT and project contractor MAS Building and Bridges of Franklin   …Continue Reading Lowell Bridge Opens 21 Months Ahead of Schedule

Route 9 Reconstruction Progress Posted on Jul 13

Route 9 Reconstruction Progress

The $12.5 million Route 9 reconstruction project is rolling along at a rapid pace with over $1 million dollars worth of work accomplished in just the last two week period.  The federal stimulus ARRA-funded project team provides the latest information including weekly schedules on the   …Continue Reading Route 9 Reconstruction Progress

“Duck” Bridge in Lawrence to Close for Construction Posted on Jul 8

“Duck” Bridge in Lawrence to Close for Construction

MassDOT will close the Duck Bridge over the Merrimack River in Lawrence to all vehicular traffic beginning Monday, July 12th at 7:00 AM to allow the major elements of the bridge reconstruction to proceed.  The closure will remain in effect through mid Summer 2012.  Pedestrian   …Continue Reading “Duck” Bridge in Lawrence to Close for Construction

MassDOT RMV Partnership Expands Branch Service Posted on Jul 8

MassDOT RMV Partnership Expands Branch Service

MassDOT officials today opened the first of three RMV branches in AAA Southern New England offices with Saturday hours in Worcester, with openings to follow soon in Plymouth and Framingham. The initiative to offer basic licensing and registration services to AAA members followed a successful   …Continue Reading MassDOT RMV Partnership Expands Branch Service

Governor Highlights Lowell I-495 Accelerated Bridge Project Posted on Jul 7

Governor Highlights Lowell I-495 Accelerated Bridge Project

Governor Deval Patrick today joined local leaders in Lowell at the I-495 Bridge Bundle project that will replace six major bridges carrying northbound and southbound traffic on I-495. The $36.8 million project is being funded by the Governor's landmark eight-year, $3 billion Accelerated Bridge Program   …Continue Reading Governor Highlights Lowell I-495 Accelerated Bridge Project