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Monthly Archives: August 2011

USDOT Grants Boost Key MassDOT Projects Posted on Aug 17

USDOT Grants Boost Key MassDOT Projects

MassDOT today received 12 separate federal transportation grants totaling $6.1 million to boost critical projects including Commonwealth Avenue reconstruction in Boston, design for the Burgin Parkway Access Bridge project in Quincy, and development of the "Mile of Mills" Riverwalk in Lowell. The 12 Massachusetts projects   …Continue Reading USDOT Grants Boost Key MassDOT Projects

Medford I-93 Construction: August 19-22 Posted on Aug 17

Medford I-93 Construction: August 19-22

With the 14 bridge superstructure replacements completed ahead of schedule, the #93Fast14 project continues this weekend, as work crews begin installation of the final layer of new pavement on I-93 North from Exit 29 (Route 28/38) in Somerville to Exit 34 (Route 28 North) in   …Continue Reading Medford I-93 Construction: August 19-22

MassDOT Goal: “Greenest State for Transportation” Posted on Aug 16

MassDOT Goal: “Greenest State for Transportation”

"We want to be the greenest state for transportation," says MassDOT Deputy Director of Planning Clinton Bench in the UMass Amherst Magazine for Summer 2011. Bench is one of several transportation experts and UMass Amherst alumni featured in the article about the UMass Amherst Transportation   …Continue Reading MassDOT Goal: “Greenest State for Transportation”

MassDOT Success: All 14 “93Fast 14″ Bridges Erected Posted on Aug 15

MassDOT Success: All 14 “93Fast 14″ Bridges Erected

MassDOT's "93Fast14" project achieved an historic success this weekend as work crews erected the final of 14 prefabricated bridge superstructures on I-93 in Medford.  The 14 deteriorated bridges that carry Interstate 93 over seven local roads in Medford have been replaced at a rate of   …Continue Reading MassDOT Success: All 14 “93Fast 14″ Bridges Erected

Secretary Mullan: Transitions Posted on Aug 12

Secretary Mullan: Transitions

Posted by Jeff Mullan, MassDOT Secretary & Chief Executive Officer    We began transitioning the leadership of MassDOT to Rich Davey this week.  Yesterday, we removed the “Acting” from Frank DePaola’s title and made him our permanent Highway Administrator.  Like me, I am sure that you   …Continue Reading Secretary Mullan: Transitions

DePaola Named MassDOT Highway Administrator Posted on Aug 11

DePaola Named MassDOT Highway Administrator

MassDOT Secretary and Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey Mullan and incoming MassDOT Secretary and CEO Richard A. Davey today announced the appointment of Frank DePaola as MassDOT Highway Administrator.  DePaola is a Professional Engineer with more than 30 years of experience in the design and construction   …Continue Reading DePaola Named MassDOT Highway Administrator

Mullan, Davey: An Opportunity to Serve Posted on Aug 10

MassDOT Secretary and CEO Jeffrey Mullan and incoming Secretary and CEO Richard Davey joined Emily Rooney on Greater Boston Tuesday evening for a conversation about the accomplishments during the first 21 months of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation and the challenges ahead. Secretary Mullan said   …Continue Reading Mullan, Davey: An Opportunity to Serve

Healthy Transportation Compact Advances Posted on Aug 10

Healthy Transportation Compact Advances

Posted by Catherine Cagle, MassDOT Sustainable Transportation Manager The Healthy Transportation Compact met on Thursday, July 28th that appropriately coincided with the launch of Hubway bike share that expands healthy transportation travel choices in Boston.   The Compact serves as a guide to livability in the   …Continue Reading Healthy Transportation Compact Advances

Medford I-93 Bridges: August 12-15 Construction Posted on Aug 9

Medford I-93 Bridges: August 12-15 Construction

Work crews will complete the last of the series of rapid bridge superstructure replacements on I-93 in Medford beginning on Friday, August 12th at 7:45 PM and continuing through Monday, August 15th at 5:00 AM.  This weekend’s location involves the bridge on I-93 South over   …Continue Reading Medford I-93 Bridges: August 12-15 Construction

Secretary Mullan: “Reform is in Good Hands” Posted on Aug 4

Secretary Mullan: “Reform is in Good Hands”

Posted by Jeff Mullan, MassDOT Secretary & CEO This afternoon, Governor Patrick announced that he has accepted my resignation as Secretary of Transportation, effective September 2, 2011.  He also announced that he has appointed Rich Davey to succeed me as Secretary.  It’s never a good   …Continue Reading Secretary Mullan: “Reform is in Good Hands”