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Monthly Archives: September 2011

Freetown Route 24 Interchange 8B Next Steps Posted on Sep 15

Freetown Route 24 Interchange 8B Next Steps

The Freetown Route 24 Interchange 8B project continues this month with the installation of the wildlife crossing underneath the highway, one of several project components currently underway. To allow for the crossing installation, temporary overnight full closures of Route 24 northbound and southbound will occur   …Continue Reading Freetown Route 24 Interchange 8B Next Steps

2011 Low Number Plate Lottery Winners Announced Posted on Sep 14

2011 Low Number Plate Lottery Winners Announced

A fortunate few Commonwealth drivers will soon be displaying license plates with numbers and/or letters such as "67" or "480" or "19T" after being among 161 winners of the MassDOT Registry of Motor Vehicles 2011 Low Number License Plate Lottery. Registrar Rachel Kaprielian announced some   …Continue Reading 2011 Low Number Plate Lottery Winners Announced

“Clean Air for Kids” School Bus Retrofit Posted on Sep 14

“Clean Air for Kids” School Bus Retrofit

The MassCleanDiesel ‘Clean Air for Kids’ school bus retrofit program has provided free diesel retrofits to 2,114 school buses Commonwealth over the past three years.  The program installs pollution control devices on older school buses and has promoted a healthy environment for 300 communities and   …Continue Reading “Clean Air for Kids” School Bus Retrofit

Fall River-Somerset Veterans Memorial Bridge Open Westbound Posted on Sep 13

Fall River-Somerset Veterans Memorial Bridge Open Westbound

The westbound lanes of the new Veterans Memorial Bridge carrying Route 6 over the Taunton River between Somerset and Fall River opened to traffic early this afternoon.  The $292.6 million bridge project includes a new a four-leaf bascule bridge that will improve traffic on the   …Continue Reading Fall River-Somerset Veterans Memorial Bridge Open Westbound

RMV-AAA Partnership Expands Cape Cod Area Service Posted on Sep 12

RMV-AAA Partnership Expands Cape Cod Area Service

  MassDOT's Registry of Motor Vehicles Division today launched license and registration renewals at AAA’s South Dennis branch in its latest partnership with AAA Southern New England. The program is part of RMV’s focus on enhancing customer service by expanding service options and reducing wait   …Continue Reading RMV-AAA Partnership Expands Cape Cod Area Service

Fall River- Somerset: Veterans Memorial Bridge Dedication Posted on Sep 12

Fall River- Somerset: Veterans Memorial Bridge Dedication

Governor Deval Patrick joined Congressman Barney Frank, Congressman Jim McGovern, MassDOT Secretary Rich Davey, state legislators and local municipal leaders along with hundreds of family, friends and local residents for the September 11 ceremony for the new Veterans’ Memorial Bridge connecting Fall River and Somerset.    …Continue Reading Fall River- Somerset: Veterans Memorial Bridge Dedication

RMV Annual License Plate Lottery Posted on Sep 9

RMV Annual License Plate Lottery

Registrar Rachel Kaprielian will conduct the MassDOT Registry of Motor Vehicles 2011 Low Number License Plate Lottery on Tuesday, September 13 on Dan Rea's "Nightside" program on WBZ-AM 1030 beginning at 8 PM. Applicants in this year's drawing will be vying for 161 of the   …Continue Reading RMV Annual License Plate Lottery

Somerville Community Path Workshop Posted on Sep 9

Somerville Community Path Workshop

Posted by Kate Fichter, Green Line Extension Project Manager We are pleased to announce an upcoming public workshop on the design of the extension of the Somerville Community Path. The workshop will be held on: Thursday, September 22, 6pm-8pm, Somerville High School Cafeteria, 81 Highland   …Continue Reading Somerville Community Path Workshop

New South Coast Rail Manager Named Posted on Sep 8

New South Coast Rail Manager Named

MassDOT Secretary Richard Davey today announced Jean Fox as the new manager of the South Coast Rail project. A Freetown resident, who serves on the Board of Selectmen, Fox has worked at the Greater New Bedford Workforce Investment Board (WIB) since 2007. At the WIB,   …Continue Reading New South Coast Rail Manager Named

New Chelsea Street Bridge Takes Shape Posted on Sep 7

New Chelsea Street Bridge Takes Shape

Construction of the new vertical lift Chelsea Street Bridge moves into later stages in fall 2011 with the upcoming installation of the new lift structures.  To allow for the final work on this historic $125 million MassDOT project, the Chelsea Street Bridge over Chelsea Creek   …Continue Reading New Chelsea Street Bridge Takes Shape