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Monthly Archives: March 2011

Bates Bridge Project Shows Progress Posted on Mar 15

Bates Bridge Project Shows Progress

The ongoing work to build a new Bates Bridge over the Merrimack River in Haverhill and Groveland will be making visible progress in spring 2011. The $49.7 million project is building a new bridge located approximately 60 feet downstream from the existing bridge.  The existing   …Continue Reading Bates Bridge Project Shows Progress

Casey Overpass Public Information Meeting Posted on Mar 15

Casey Overpass Public Information Meeting

MassDOT has scheduled a Public Information Meeting for the Casey Overpass Project: Wednesday, April 6, 20116:00-6:30 PM – Open House6:30-8:30 PM – Public Information MeetingAgassiz School Community Center20 Child Street, Jamaica Plain MassDOT is initiating a study of alternatives to replace the existing Monsignor William   …Continue Reading Casey Overpass Public Information Meeting

“See Something Say Something” Campaign Posted on Mar 14

“See Something Say Something” Campaign

U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and Lieutenant Governor Timothy Murray today launched the new, updated “If You See Something, Say Something” MBTA transit security awareness campaign during a visit to Boston’s South Station.  The campaign urges the public to take an active role in   …Continue Reading “See Something Say Something” Campaign

South Coast Rail Plan Wins International Award Posted on Mar 12

South Coast Rail Plan Wins International Award

The Patrick-Murray Administration's South Coast Rail Economic Development and Land Use Corridor Plan has won the first-ever 2011 Charter Award Grand Prize from the Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU). The Corridor Plan estimates the South Coast Rail project will stimulate nearly $500 million in   …Continue Reading South Coast Rail Plan Wins International Award

Federal Innovation Grant Boosts Charlemont Project Posted on Mar 11

Federal Innovation Grant Boosts Charlemont Project

The Fleury Bridge Project in Charlemont is one of just 15 projects in 13 states to receive a Federal Highway Administration grant award for using innovative construction technologies.  The $285,000 award will support the $971,000 project, part of the Patrick-Murray Administration's historic Accelerated Bridge Program   …Continue Reading Federal Innovation Grant Boosts Charlemont Project

Medford I-93 Bridges Preliminary Work Posted on Mar 10

Medford I-93 Bridges Preliminary Work

Beginning on Monday, March 14th, work crews will begin construction activities in preparation for the upcoming replacement of 14 deteriorated bridge superstructures on I-93 in Medford.  The $98.1 million project is funded through the Patrick-Murray Administration’s historic $3 billion Accelerated Bridge Program to reduce the   …Continue Reading Medford I-93 Bridges Preliminary Work

USDOT Innovation Grant: Medford I-93 Bridge Project Posted on Mar 10

USDOT Innovation Grant: Medford I-93 Bridge Project

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced that MassDOT's I-93 Bridges project in Medford is one of just 15 projects in 13 states receiving federal grants for using innovative construction technologies that more quickly and efficiently improve safety, reduce congestion and create high-quality, long-lasting highways and   …Continue Reading USDOT Innovation Grant: Medford I-93 Bridge Project

Lt. Governor: Work Aggressively to Improve Transportation Posted on Mar 4

Lt. Governor: Work Aggressively to Improve Transportation

by Lieutenant Governor Timothy P. Murray A strong transportation system is critical to the Commonwealth’s economic vitality and growth.  Gov. Deval Patrick and I recognize this dynamic and we are working to bring about significant improvements in transportation, but there is still more work to   …Continue Reading Lt. Governor: Work Aggressively to Improve Transportation

MBTA: New Lechmere Station Spurs Development Posted on Mar 3

MBTA: New Lechmere Station Spurs Development

MassDOT today announced that a land exchange agreement has been approved to facilitate extending the Green Line north of Lechmere Station to Somerville and Medford, while also advancing the NorthPoint mixed-use development project.  The agreement between the MBTA and Pan Am Railways approved by the   …Continue Reading MBTA: New Lechmere Station Spurs Development

Emergency Response Exercise Set for Sunday Posted on Mar 2

MassDOT and the MBTA in conjunction with Boston emergency responders will conduct an emergency response exercise at Bowdoin station on the Blue Line.  The exercise is scheduled for:  Sunday, March 6 8:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. The exercise is not anticipated to impact members of   …Continue Reading Emergency Response Exercise Set for Sunday