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Monthly Archives: September 2010

South Coast Rail Assistance to Communities Posted on Sep 30

South Coast Rail Assistance to Communities

  Lieutenant Governor Tim Murray in Taunton today joined state and community leaders to announce the latest round of technical assistance awards to cities and towns to plan for train stations and economic development related to South Coast Rail, one year following Governor Deval Patrick's   …Continue Reading South Coast Rail Assistance to Communities

September 30: Distracted Driving Law Takes Effect Posted on Sep 29

September 30: Distracted Driving Law Takes Effect

MassDOT and Public Safety officials remind Massachusetts drivers that new laws banning texting while driving and cell phone use while driving by 16 and 17 year old drivers go into effect at midnight Thursday, September 30. MassDOT and Executive Office of Public Safety officials joined   …Continue Reading September 30: Distracted Driving Law Takes Effect

West Springfield CSX Freight Improvements Move Forward Posted on Sep 29

West Springfield CSX Freight Improvements Move Forward

In keeping with MassDOT's historic agreement to purchase rail assets from CSX Transportation to improve commuter and freight rail service in Massachusetts, CSX is moving forward with significant upgrades at its freight facility in West Springfield. CSX is making improvements valued at $10 million.  The   …Continue Reading West Springfield CSX Freight Improvements Move Forward

Holyoke Bridge Reopens Well Ahead of Schedule Posted on Sep 28

Holyoke Bridge Reopens Well Ahead of Schedule

The Lyman Street Bridge over the Second Level Canal in Holyoke reopened to traffic Monday, on budget and nearly two years earlier than originally scheduled.  The $4.8 million project by MassDOT-hired contractor Daniel O'Connell & Sons of Holyoke began in spring 2009.  The work included   …Continue Reading Holyoke Bridge Reopens Well Ahead of Schedule

MassDOT Opens RMV Branch in Southbridge Posted on Sep 27

MassDOT today opened a Registry of Motor Vehicles branch at the former Casaubon Senior Center in Southbridge.  Through a local and state partnership forged by Lt. Governor Timothy Murray, the town will provide lower cost space for the new RMV office, which supports the administration's   …Continue Reading MassDOT Opens RMV Branch in Southbridge

Safe Routes to School Update Posted on Sep 27

Safe Routes to School Update

The Massachusetts Safe Routes to School program works with over 340 elementary and middle schools representing over 150,000 students in 115 municipalities statewide. The program educates students, parents, and community members on the values of walking and bicycling to school. The program also offers schools   …Continue Reading Safe Routes to School Update

Bridge Boosts Northampton Rail Trail Posted on Sep 27

Bridge Boosts Northampton Rail Trail

The Manhan Rail Trail took a major step forward Sunday as MassDOT contractors used a crane to lift into place a new bridge for cyclists and pedestrians.  The bridge 180 feet in length over Routes 5 and 10 is a key piece of the $3.8   …Continue Reading Bridge Boosts Northampton Rail Trail

MassDOT Team Speeds Lee Road Repairs Posted on Sep 23

MassDOT Team Speeds Lee Road Repairs

The unified MassDOT team this month completed timely and critical improvements in the Berkshires along nearly one mile of Interstate 90 in Lee. The milling and paving of 4,440 feet of roadway was completed on time and budget and represented a team effort- bringing together   …Continue Reading MassDOT Team Speeds Lee Road Repairs

Longfellow Bridge Public Meeting Posted on Sep 21

Longfellow Bridge Public Meeting

A Public Information Meeting for the Longfellow Bridge Rehabilitation Project is set for: Wednesday, October 6, 6:30-8:30 PM, Shriners Hospitals for Children, Auditorium, 51 Blossom Street, Boston MassDOT staff will provide a project update and answer questions.  MassDOT has been working with the Longfellow Bridge   …Continue Reading Longfellow Bridge Public Meeting

MassDOT Assists Brownfields Development Push Posted on Sep 21

Lieutenant Governor Timothy Murray announced today six new projects selected for assistance through the Patrick-Murray Administration's Brownfields Support Team Initiative.  State government partners including MassDOT work together and with local communities to help clean up challenging and complex contaminated sites and prepare them for redevelopment.   …Continue Reading MassDOT Assists Brownfields Development Push