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Monthly Archives: October 2010

Springfield: Boston Road Design Moves Forward Posted on Oct 22

Springfield:  Boston Road Design Moves Forward

The Patrick-Murray Administration announced that design of the Route 20 Boston Road project is moving forward.  A $300,000 capital funding allocation will support design of the planned reconstruction of Boston Road, a key commuter route and retail corridor.  Springfield Mayor Dominic Sarno along with Senator   …Continue Reading Springfield: Boston Road Design Moves Forward

Whittier Bridge to Include Shared Use Path Posted on Oct 22

Whittier Bridge to Include Shared Use Path

The Patrick-Murray Administration announced today that the Whittier Bridge Project on Interstate 95 in Salisbury, Newburyport and Amesbury will include bicycle and pedestrian access. The agreement marks the first time in the history of the Commonwealth that a bicycle/pedestrian path has been located on an   …Continue Reading Whittier Bridge to Include Shared Use Path

MassWorks Grant: Randolph Improvements Posted on Oct 20

MassWorks Grant: Randolph Improvements

Lieutenant Governor Timothy P. Murray today joined state and local officials for the groundbreaking ceremony for Phase One of infrastructure improvements to the Town of Randolph's Crawford Square District, and awarded Randolph a $1 million MassWorks Infrastructure Program grant to complete Phase Two of the   …Continue Reading MassWorks Grant: Randolph Improvements

Lanesborough Road Opens Ahead of Schedule Posted on Oct 20

Lanesborough Road Opens Ahead of Schedule

The westerly access to the Berkshire Mall via Route 7 in Lanesborough opened today nearly one month ahead of schedule. The $6.3 million project is funded by the federal stimulus American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). The early completion triggers a bonus for the contractor   …Continue Reading Lanesborough Road Opens Ahead of Schedule

GreenDOT “Leading by Example” Posted on Oct 19

GreenDOT “Leading by Example”

MassDOT today received a Leading by Example Award for a series of green practices, including implementation of the nation's first "Green DOT" policy, a comprehensive environmental responsibility and sustainability initiative.  The Awards are given for significantly reducing energy use and greenhouse gas emissions, increased recycling,   …Continue Reading GreenDOT “Leading by Example”

MassWorks Grant Boosts Brookfield Roads Posted on Oct 18

MassWorks Grant Boosts Brookfield Roads

Lieutenant Governor Timothy P. Murray today awarded the Town of Brookfield a $500,000 MassWorks Infrastructure Program grant to help reconstruct portions of three roads within the town. These funds will be used to reconstruct nearly two miles of Town Farm Road and sections of Gay   …Continue Reading MassWorks Grant Boosts Brookfield Roads

Wachusett Commuter Rail Extension Posted on Oct 18

Wachusett Commuter Rail Extension

Lieutenant Governor Timothy P. Murray today joined U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood and Congressman John Olver to announce the groundbreaking for the $55.5 million Wachusett Commuter Rail Extension Project. The project, funded by a federal stimulus Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) Grant, will   …Continue Reading Wachusett Commuter Rail Extension

Craigie Drawbridge Public Meetings Posted on Oct 18

Craigie Drawbridge Public Meetings

MassDOT has scheduled three public meetings in Boston to discuss the construction plans and anticipated traffic impacts for the rehabilitation of the Craigie Drawbridge, which carries McGrath O’Brien Highway (Route 28) between Land Blvd. in Cambridge and Leverett Circle in Boston.  Following a presentation, MassDOT   …Continue Reading Craigie Drawbridge Public Meetings

RMV Online Services Expand Posted on Oct 16

RMV Online Services Expand

The Patrick-Murray Administration has introduced another online convenience that will make it easier for Massachusetts drivers to go online for MassDOT RMV services and avoid waiting in line at branches. Customers of www.mass.gov/rmv  can now order a duplicate certificate of title as long as it   …Continue Reading RMV Online Services Expand

Phillipston Route 2 Bridge: Innovation Posted on Oct 15

Phillipston Route 2 Bridge: Innovation

Lieutenant Governor Murray today joined state and local leaders in Phillipston at the Commonwealth's first "Heavy Lift" Bridge project. The innovative $3.9 million project currently underway will replace the structurally deficient bridge that carries Route 2 over Route 2A (State Road) in Phillipston. The project   …Continue Reading Phillipston Route 2 Bridge: Innovation