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Monthly Archives: July 2011

I-495 Lowell Bridges to Open Fully Both Directions Posted on Jul 20

I-495 Lowell Bridges to Open Fully Both Directions

As part of the final stages of the I-495 Lowell Bridge Bundle Project, overnight tonight, Wednesday July 20, all three southbound travel lanes will be opened to traffic.  The contraflow lane will be taken out of service and the median crossovers shut down.  As of   …Continue Reading I-495 Lowell Bridges to Open Fully Both Directions

Medford I-93 Bridges: July 22-25 Construction Posted on Jul 20

Medford I-93 Bridges: July 22-25 Construction

Work crews will continue the series of rapid bridge superstructure replacements on I-93 in Medford beginning on Friday, July 22nd at 8:00 PM and continuing through Monday, July 25th at 5:00 AM.  This weekend’s locations involve the bridge on I-93 South over Route 28 South   …Continue Reading Medford I-93 Bridges: July 22-25 Construction

Governor Patrick Highlights “93Fast14″ Project Posted on Jul 19

Governor Patrick Highlights “93Fast14″ Project

Governor Deval Patrick today joined state and local officials in Medford at the “93Fast14” project headquarters to highlight the innovative project that will replace 14 bridges along I-93 through Medford this summer. The "93Fast14" project, funded by the Patrick-Murray Administration's historic Accelerated Bridge Program, is   …Continue Reading Governor Patrick Highlights “93Fast14″ Project

Mary Soo Hoo Park Posted on Jul 18

Mary Soo Hoo Park

Posted by Jeff Mullan, MassDOT Secretary & CEO On Friday, I had the honor of attending the groundbreaking ceremony for Mary Soo Hoo Park at the Chinatown Gate on the Rose Kennedy Greenway.  I was joined by members of the Soo Hoo family, Mayor Thomas   …Continue Reading Mary Soo Hoo Park

Medford I-93 Bridges Project Gains National Attention Posted on Jul 17

Medford I-93 Bridges Project Gains National Attention

Federal Highway Administrator Victor Mendez joined MassDOT Secretary Jeff Mullan along with state and local officials this weekend to review the Medford I-93 Bridges "93Fast14" project to replace I-93 bridges this summer.  As part of the weekend 93Fast 14 Showcase, Administrator Mendez visited the Medford   …Continue Reading Medford I-93 Bridges Project Gains National Attention

MassDOT: Accelerating Our Work Posted on Jul 15

MassDOT: Accelerating Our Work

Posted by Jeff Mullan, MassDOT Secretary & CEO This is not a goodbye note.  While the news reports that I have spoken with Governor Patrick about moving on from the Cabinet are true, I have made no final decisions regarding my future.  I took this   …Continue Reading MassDOT: Accelerating Our Work

A Healthy Sign Encourages Walking Posted on Jul 15

A Healthy Sign Encourages Walking

The MBTA is partnering with WalkBoston to blend the healthy transportation modes of transit and walking between North Station and Lechmere as a pilot project.  Currently, the Science Park/West End and Lechmere stations are under construction and temporarily closed.  During the construction at Science Park/West   …Continue Reading A Healthy Sign Encourages Walking

Report: Boston 2nd in Public Transit Commuter Savings Posted on Jul 14

Report: Boston 2nd in Public Transit Commuter Savings

Boston-area commuters using public transportation save an average of $1,130 per month or $13,559 per year compared to the cost of driving and parking, the 2nd highest savings in the U.S., according to the American Public Transportation Association July 2011 Transit Savings Report. Only New   …Continue Reading Report: Boston 2nd in Public Transit Commuter Savings

RMV Customer Service: Expanded Branch Hours Posted on Jul 14

RMV Customer Service: Expanded Branch Hours

As part of MassDOT's focus on customer service, the Registry of Motor Vehicles has expanded service hours at several of its busiest branch locations. The RMV is opening earlier in Lawrence, Worcester, Milford, Brockton and Taunton. These branches now offer license and registration service starting   …Continue Reading RMV Customer Service: Expanded Branch Hours

River Street & Western Avenue Bridges Public Meeting Posted on Jul 13

River Street & Western Avenue Bridges Public Meeting

A Public Information Meeting for the River Street Bridge/Western Avenue Bridge Project is set for: Monday, July 18, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM, Honan-Allston Branch Library, 300 North Harvard Street, Allston The purpose of this meeting is to provide an overview of the proposed conceptual   …Continue Reading River Street & Western Avenue Bridges Public Meeting