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Monthly Archives: October 2011

Route 2 Repairs Update, Detour Map Posted on Oct 13

Route 2 Repairs Update, Detour Map

Repairs are moving forward along the section of Route 2 damaged significantly by Tropical Storm Irene.  As seen at left in North Adams and below in Florida, work is well underway to repair the man-made roadway slopes, including excavation and relocation of utilities.  MassDOT Secretary   …Continue Reading Route 2 Repairs Update, Detour Map

Whittier Bridge Project Chosen for Expedited Review Posted on Oct 12

Whittier Bridge Project Chosen for Expedited Review

The Patrick-Murray Administration’s Whittier Bridge Project on Interstate 95 in Salisbury, Newburyport and Amesbury is among 14 infrastructure projects nationwide selected by the Obama Administration for an expedited permitting and environmental review process designed to move projects as quickly as possible from concept to construction   …Continue Reading Whittier Bridge Project Chosen for Expedited Review

Veterans Memorial Bridge All Lanes Open Posted on Oct 11

Veterans Memorial Bridge All Lanes Open

All lanes of the new Veterans Memorial Bridge carrying Route 6 over the Taunton River between Somerset and Fall River are now opened to traffic.  The eastbound lanes opened today, less than one month after the westbound lanes opened in September.   The $292.6 million   …Continue Reading Veterans Memorial Bridge All Lanes Open

Safe Routes to School: Lexington Posted on Oct 11

Safe Routes to School: Lexington

MassDOT joined students, parents, and city and school officials today at Lexington's Bowman Elementary School for a ribbon-cutting to celebrate the completion of access and safety improvements as part of the Safe Routes to School Program that will better enable children to walk or bicycle   …Continue Reading Safe Routes to School: Lexington

September 11 Bridge Dedication Video Posted on Oct 8

Governor Deval Patrick on September 11 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 new Veterans’ Memorial Bridge dedication ceremony.  The new bridge connects Fall   …Continue Reading September 11 Bridge Dedication Video

RMV Urges Customers: Renew Online Posted on Oct 7

RMV Urges Customers: Renew Online

MassDOT RMV is again urging eligible drivers to renew their licenses online. The number of license renewals is expected to increase by 50 percent beginning in November and continue at higher levels for the months thereafter. November is the beginning of a five-year license renewal   …Continue Reading RMV Urges Customers: Renew Online

Blue Line, Orange Line Projects Advance Posted on Oct 6

Blue Line, Orange Line Projects Advance

 The MBTA Board of Directors has approved the latest project in the long term modernization of the Blue Line- a $26.3 million contract with Barletta Heavy Division, Inc. for the Blue Line Orient Heights Station Modernization Project in East Boston. The Orient Heights Station was   …Continue Reading Blue Line, Orange Line Projects Advance

International Walk to School Day Posted on Oct 5

International Walk to School Day

MassDOT officials today joined students, teachers, and parents in a “walking school bus” from Ash Street in Brockton to the Kennedy School to celebrate International Walk to School Day 2011, a worldwide event with participation by over 6 million people in over 40 countries. Thousands   …Continue Reading International Walk to School Day

Green Line Extension Environmental Assessment Posted on Oct 4

Green Line Extension Environmental Assessment

Posted by Kate Fichter, Green Line Extension Project Manager We are pleased to announce that the Environmental Assessment (EA) and Section 4(f) Evaluation for the Green Line Extension project is now available for public review. MassDOT and the MBTA are applying for federal funding to   …Continue Reading Green Line Extension Environmental Assessment

MassDOT Safety Reminder: Safe Driving Law Anniversary Posted on Oct 4

MassDOT Safety Reminder: Safe Driving Law Anniversary

MassDOT reminds Massachusetts drivers to obey laws banning texting while driving and cell phone use while driving by 16 and 17 year olds, following the September 30 one-year anniversary of the Safe Driving Law. "The Safe Driving law is an important tool for law enforcement   …Continue Reading MassDOT Safety Reminder: Safe Driving Law Anniversary