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Monthly Archives: August 2011

Phillipston “Heavy Lift” Honored as “Top Ten” Project in U.S. Posted on Aug 31

Phillipston “Heavy Lift” Honored as “Top Ten” Project in U.S.

The 2010 MassDOT Accelerated Bridge Program "heavy lift" Phillipston Bridge Replacement project today was chosen as one of the Top 10 projects in the 2011 America's Transportation Awards competition by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO). The Phillipston project and nine   …Continue Reading Phillipston “Heavy Lift” Honored as “Top Ten” Project in U.S.

Irene: Berkshires Impact Posted on Aug 31

Irene: Berkshires Impact

The MassDOT Highway Division's office in Lenox reports more than 25 separate road locations with Irene-related impacts from roadway damage or flooding in Western Massachusetts, seen below, including along Route 2, Route 8, Route 20, and Route 112.   Sections of roads are reopening as waters   …Continue Reading Irene: Berkshires Impact

Worcester Burns Bridge Public Hearing Posted on Aug 31

Worcester Burns Bridge Public Hearing

MassDOT has scheduled a Design Public Hearing for the proposed Kenneth F. Burns Memorial Bridge Replacement Project in Worcester and Shrewsbury for the following: Worcester Technical High School– Conference Center, One Skyline Drive, WorcesterWednesday, September 21, 7pm The hearing will provide the public an opportunity   …Continue Reading Worcester Burns Bridge Public Hearing

Irene: Tuesday Road Closure Update Posted on Aug 30

MassDOT reports the following state roadways in western Massachusetts and the Berkshires region remain closed as of midday Tuesday in the aftermath of Irene: I-91 SB is closed between exits 26 and 24.  Northbound is open.  The detour is via Greenfield Rotary, Route 2A EB,   …Continue Reading Irene: Tuesday Road Closure Update

Take the T: Farmers Markets Posted on Aug 30

Take the T: Farmers Markets

Posted by: Scott J. Soares Commissioner, Department of Agricultural Resources View Scott's Complete Bio August and September are peak season for Massachusetts local farmers’ markets which are now overflowing with summer produce at its best.  Last week, August 21-27, was Massachusetts Farmers’ Market Week and   …Continue Reading Take the T: Farmers Markets

MBTA Ridership Continues to Grow Posted on Aug 29

MBTA Ridership Continues to Grow

A trend on the T continued in July as more people were riding the MBTA compared to the same month in 2010.  Average weekday ridership across the MBTA system increased by 6.4% in July compared to July 2010 and totaled 1.283 million unlinked passenger trips   …Continue Reading MBTA Ridership Continues to Grow

MBTA Update: Service Resumes Posted on Aug 29

MBTA Update: Service Resumes

MBTA service is operating on a regular weekday schedule, effective this morning.  Having already removed more than one hundred trees or large branches from track rights-of-way yesterday, MBTA and MBCR personnel worked through the night clearing the rails and restoring power to signal systems and   …Continue Reading MBTA Update: Service Resumes

MassDOT Monday Morning Roadways Update Posted on Aug 29

As of Monday morning, significant disruption continues for roads especially in the Berkshires and western and Central Massachusetts.  Among the closures, I-91 NB & SB remains closed between exits 24 and 27.   MassDOT crews will work with local authorities throughout the day to open roadways   …Continue Reading MassDOT Monday Morning Roadways Update

MBTA Update: Sunday Service Suspended 8am Posted on Aug 27

At the request of health care institutions in Greater Boston, the MBTA has agreed to provide service – on all modes – until 8:00 a.m. Sunday so that medical professionals and support staff may get to their jobs prior to the worst of the storm   …Continue Reading MBTA Update: Sunday Service Suspended 8am

MBTA Services Suspended Sunday Posted on Aug 27

After a careful review of the most recent information from the National Weather Service, the MBTA has decided to suspend all modes of service Sunday, August 28th.  For The RIDE, only trips of a necessary medical nature will be made.  A RIDE customer, who meets   …Continue Reading MBTA Services Suspended Sunday