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Monthly Archives: August 2010

Green Line Extension Update Posted on Aug 17

Green Line Extension Update

Posted by Kate Fichter, MassDOT Green Line Extension Project Manager Green Line Extension Friends – The Green Line Extension website has been updated to include some new materials. A comment letter from MassDOT to the U.S. Department of Transportation regarding the Federal Transit Administration's Advance   …Continue Reading Green Line Extension Update

MBTA Fairmount Line Newmarket Station Moves Forward Posted on Aug 17

MBTA Fairmount Line Newmarket Station Moves Forward

The MBTA is taking the next step in transforming the Fairmount commuter rail line, moving forward with a Request for Proposals to construct a new Newmarket Station.  The proposed $12 million Newmarket Station will be located just north of the Massachusetts Avenue Bridge and adjacent   …Continue Reading MBTA Fairmount Line Newmarket Station Moves Forward

Presidential Visit Flight Restrictions Posted on Aug 17

Presidential Visit Flight Restrictions

President Obama's planned visit to Martha's Vineyard from August 19th until August 29th will require a Temporary Flight Restriction to be in effect.  MassDOT Aeronautics Division Administrator Chris Willenborg says the FAA has issued Temporary Flight Restrictions for aircraft operating within 30 nautical miles of   …Continue Reading Presidential Visit Flight Restrictions

Conway Bridge Public Hearing Set Posted on Aug 16

Conway Bridge Public Hearing Set

Posted by Michael R. Winnick, MassDOT Project Manager If you live in Conway, you may have seen recently published public hearing notices regarding the upcoming replacement of the southern most bridge along North Poland Road that crosses Poland Brook.  As part of Governor Patrick's Accelerated   …Continue Reading Conway Bridge Public Hearing Set

MassDOT Speeds Hanover-Hanson Bridge Replacement Posted on Aug 13

MassDOT Speeds Hanover-Hanson Bridge Replacement

MassDOT contractors are moving well ahead of schedule in replacing the Broadway Street Bridge over Indian Head River in Hanover-Hanson.  The $1.4 million project begun last winter was originally scheduled for completion in spring 2012.  During value engineering, MassDOT contractors initiated an innovative plan to   …Continue Reading MassDOT Speeds Hanover-Hanson Bridge Replacement

South Station Expansion Targeted Posted on Aug 12

South Station Expansion Targeted

The Patrick-Murray Administration has submitted formal application for federal High-Speed and Intercity Passenger Rail funds for the design phase of the Boston South Station Expansion Project. The $32.5 million grant application if approved by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration would fund the   …Continue Reading South Station Expansion Targeted

MBTA Lease Boosts Peabody Rail Trail Posted on Aug 11

The MassDOT Board today approved a a 99-year lease with the City of Peabody for a 2.7 mile segment of the former Newburyport Branch line. The City plans to build a multi-use trail along the unused rail corridor. The lease agreement transfers maintenance of the   …Continue Reading MBTA Lease Boosts Peabody Rail Trail

MassDOT Outreach on Twitter Posted on Aug 6

MassDOT Outreach on Twitter

As part of MassDOT's focus on customer service, MassDOT on Twitter in less than 18 months has gained more than 3,000 followers, checking our Tweets for information about MassDOT initiatives, public meetings, traffic alerts, and more.  Secretary Jeff Mullan uses Twitter personally to provide pictures   …Continue Reading MassDOT Outreach on Twitter

MassDOT 5am Update: I-93 Northbound Reopened Posted on Aug 5

MassDOT 5am Update: I-93 Northbound Reopened

All four lanes of Interstate 93 Northbound in Medford are reopened for the morning commute.  MassDOT crews worked through the night to repair the bridge deck on Interstate 93 in Medford.  Congratulations to the MassDOT District 4 crew and all employees who worked non-stop over   …Continue Reading MassDOT 5am Update: I-93 Northbound Reopened

MassDOT I-93 Repairs Evening Update Posted on Aug 4

MassDOT crews continue work to repair the bridge deck on Interstate 93 in Medford.  Tonight's update: Crews expect to begin concrete replacement to repair the potholes beginning at 10:00pm and continuing during the overnight hours. Two narrow lanes of traffic were open during the evening   …Continue Reading MassDOT I-93 Repairs Evening Update