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Monthly Archives: December 2010

Ted Williams Tunnel Turns 15 Posted on Dec 15

Ted Williams Tunnel Turns 15

It was the first major milestone in the Central Artery/Tunnel Project. The Ted Williams Tunnel beneath Boston Harbor opened on schedule and within its $1.3 billion budget 15 years ago today, December 15, 1995. The Boston Red Sox legend himself joined the official opening ceremonies   …Continue Reading Ted Williams Tunnel Turns 15

Fore River Bridge Public Meeting Set Posted on Dec 15

Fore River Bridge Public Meeting Set

A MassDOT Public Meeting for the Fore River Bridge Replacement Project is scheduled for: Thursday, January 13, 2011, 6:30 – 9:30 PM, Fore River Club House, 16 Nevada Road, Quincy The replacement of the Fore River Bridge, which carries Route 3A over the Fore River   …Continue Reading Fore River Bridge Public Meeting Set

Boston Tunnels Attract International Interest Posted on Dec 14

Boston Tunnels Attract International Interest

MassDOT participated in this month's three-day international conference in Boston about the latest developments in roadway tunnel operations, maintenance, security and technology.  Boston was selected to host this first conference organized by Arena International because it has the most sophisticated underground highway system in the   …Continue Reading Boston Tunnels Attract International Interest

“Fill-A-Bus” Toy Drive Posted on Dec 13

“Fill-A-Bus” Toy Drive

MassDOT Secretary Jeffrey Mullan and MBTA General Manager Richard Davey joined MBTA Union Officials for today's Kick-Off of the annual MassDOT 2010 Fill-A-Bus Toy Drive in ceremonies at the MBTA Repair and Maintenance Facility in Everett.                                    The campaign from Monday, December 13 through Friday,   …Continue Reading “Fill-A-Bus” Toy Drive

MBTA Advances Two Shared-Use Paths Posted on Dec 10

MBTA Advances Two Shared-Use Paths

Posted by Catherine Cagle, MassDOT Manager of Sustainable Transportation The MBTA is continuing its long and fruitful legacy of advancing the construction of shared-use paths with the announcement of two new leases that will turn abandoned railroad corridors into new paths. Just as the MBTA   …Continue Reading MBTA Advances Two Shared-Use Paths

Lawrence Bridge Opens Ahead of Schedule Posted on Dec 9

Lawrence Bridge Opens Ahead of Schedule

MassDOT today reopened the Hampshire Street Bridge over the Spicket River in Lawrence, ten months ahead of schedule and under the original budget.  The locally owned bridge was closed on January 27 with detours in place to allow crews to complete the project.  The $2.1   …Continue Reading Lawrence Bridge Opens Ahead of Schedule

Morton Street Bridge Meeting Set Posted on Dec 8

Morton Street Bridge Meeting Set

A MassDOT Public Information Meeting to discuss the proposed Morton Street Bridge Replacement Project over the MBTA Railroad in the City of Boston is scheduled as follows: Monday, December 13, 6:30pm, Mildred Avenue Community Center, 5 Mildred Avenue, Mattapan The meeting will provide the public   …Continue Reading Morton Street Bridge Meeting Set

Healthy Transportation Rewards: NuRide Posted on Dec 8

Healthy Transportation Rewards: NuRide

As part of MassDOT's commitment to Healthy Transportation, MassDOT and MassRIDES are partnering with the NuRide program.  NuRide is the nation’s largest rewards program for individuals who take greener trips — walking, biking, carpooling, vanpooling, public transportation, or even telecommuting. NuRide is a free service   …Continue Reading Healthy Transportation Rewards: NuRide

MassDOT Reform: Online Bidding Posted on Dec 7

MassDOT Reform: Online Bidding

MassDOT is now testing an online application which will allow contractors to submit their sealed, secure bids electronically.  The Highway Division is using Bid Express software developed through the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials by InfoTech and has selected a number of   …Continue Reading MassDOT Reform: Online Bidding

Craigie Drawbridge: Lanes Reopen Posted on Dec 3

Craigie Drawbridge: Lanes Reopen

Effective Sunday, December 5, 2010, MassDOT will reopen the two inbound travel lanes on Route 28 southbound at the intersection of Land Boulevard.  The inbound lanes were closed on November 6 during Phase I of the Craigie Drawbridge Rehabilitation Project and will reopen one month   …Continue Reading Craigie Drawbridge: Lanes Reopen