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Monthly Archives: March 2011

Green Line Extension Public Sessions Posted on Mar 31

Green Line Extension Public Sessions

Posted by Kate Fichter, Green Line Extension Project Manager It is my pleasure to announce that MassDOT and the MBTA will shortly be hosting two public "meet and greet" sessions to introduce the members of the new Green Line Extension project team to the Green   …Continue Reading Green Line Extension Public Sessions

East Brookfield Bridge, Dam Repair Posted on Mar 31

East Brookfield Bridge, Dam Repair

Lieutenant Governor Murray today joined state and local leaders in East Brookfield to highlight the repair of the structurally-deficient Route 9 Bridge over Lake Lashaway and reconstruction of the deteriorated Town-owned dam spillway located at the bridge site.  The $365,000 bridge and dam project began   …Continue Reading East Brookfield Bridge, Dam Repair

Fall River Interchange Public Meeting Set Posted on Mar 29

Fall River Interchange Public Meeting Set

MassDOT has scheduled a Public Information Meeting for the Route 79/ I-195 Interchange Project for: Wednesday, April 13, 6:30 – 8:30 PMFall River Heritage State Park Visitor’s Center200 Davol Street, Fall River The meeting will provide an overview of the plans to improve the Route   …Continue Reading Fall River Interchange Public Meeting Set

Revere Route 16 Bridge Repairs Underway Posted on Mar 28

Revere Route 16 Bridge Repairs Underway

MassDOT bridge repairs are underway in Revere involving the Route 16 Revere Beach Parkway Bridge over Route 107, Broadway.  The repair work is funded through the Patrick-Murray Administration’s historic Accelerated Bridge Program to reduce the Commonwealth’s backlog of structurally-deficient bridges. The work will continue through   …Continue Reading Revere Route 16 Bridge Repairs Underway

MassDOT: Openness and Accountability Posted on Mar 25

MassDOT: Openness and Accountability

Posted by Jeffrey B. Mullan, MassDOT Secretary and CEO Again this week, there were news stories about MassDOT's handling of the situation regarding the light fixture that fell in the O'Neill Tunnel.  Let me use this opportunity to write directly about the situation.  MassDOT is   …Continue Reading MassDOT: Openness and Accountability

Bay State Bike Week 2011 Posted on Mar 25

Bay State Bike Week 2011

The 2nd annual Bay State Bike Week is set for May 14-20, a week of celebrating bicycle transportation across the Commonwealth.  Last year was the first year that MassDOT and the State Bicycle Advocacy group MassBike partnered to make Bay State Bike Week a truly   …Continue Reading Bay State Bike Week 2011

Phillipston “Heavy Lift” Project Honored Posted on Mar 25

Phillipston “Heavy Lift” Project Honored

The American Council of Engineering Companies of Massachusetts (ACEC/MA) this week honored MassDOT’s Phillipston Heavy Lift Bridge Project with a Gold Award for Design Excellence. The Phillipston Heavy Lift project is part of the Patrick-Murray Administration’s Accelerated Bridge Program, which is creating jobs and improving   …Continue Reading Phillipston “Heavy Lift” Project Honored

Bay State Greenway Northern Trail Advances Posted on Mar 24

Bay State Greenway Northern Trail Advances

Expansion of shared-use paths is moving forward following MBTA Board approval this month of three 99-year leases with Saugus, Lynn and Methuen. The Lynn and Saugus leases are part of the larger Northern Strand Community Trail (aka Bike to the Sea Trail). When completed, the   …Continue Reading Bay State Greenway Northern Trail Advances

Green Line Extension Public Meeting Posted on Mar 24

Green Line Extension Public Meeting

A second public meeting about extending the Green Line to Mystic Valley Parkway is set for: Wednesday, March 30, 6:30-9:00 p.m., 51 Winthrop Street, Medford.  The meeting hosted by the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) and funded by MassDOT will examine the effects of a   …Continue Reading Green Line Extension Public Meeting

MBTA Puts the “T” on Maryland Locomotive Posted on Mar 23

MBTA Puts the “T” on Maryland Locomotive

One of the locomotives acquired from another passenger rail provider went into service today on the Newburyport/Rockport Line.  MBTA General Manager Richard Davey at North Station, left, affixed the T logo to the side of the locomotive. While used previously in Maryland, the locomotives continue   …Continue Reading MBTA Puts the “T” on Maryland Locomotive