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Monthly Archives: December 2011

New Year’s Travel Update Posted on Dec 28

New Year’s Travel Update

MassDOT asks travelers during the upcoming New Year's holiday weekend to plan ahead, drive safely, and use public transportation. MassDOT's Traffic and Travel Resources page includes links to all MassDOT travel resources. Visit MassDOT's online traffic camera webpage with more than 90 live traffic cameras   …Continue Reading New Year’s Travel Update

Waltham: Winter Street Bridge Completed Posted on Dec 27

Waltham: Winter Street Bridge Completed

MassDOT Secretary and CEO Richard A. Davey today announced the completion of the $23 million Winter Street Bridge reconstruction project over Rt. 128 in Waltham. “Governor Deval Patrick has made bridge and roadway infrastructure improvements a priority in his Administration,” Secretary Davey said. “Residents, commuters,   …Continue Reading Waltham: Winter Street Bridge Completed

MassDOT Grants: Tropical Storm Irene Repairs Posted on Dec 22

MassDOT Grants: Tropical Storm Irene Repairs

MassDOT Secretary and CEO Richard A. Davey has announced that several communities in Berkshire, Bristol, and Franklin Counties will benefit from a Federal Highway Administration grant awarded to MassDOT to cover emergency highway repairs in the wake of damage in August caused by Tropical Storm   …Continue Reading MassDOT Grants: Tropical Storm Irene Repairs

BU Bridge Nears Completion: Lane Reopens Posted on Dec 21

BU Bridge Nears Completion: Lane Reopens

MassDOT crews have completed striping the Boston University Bridge, which carries traffic over the Charles River between Cambridge and Boston. Effective today, the BU Bridge has reopened to one lane onto the bridge transitioning into two lanes exiting the bridge at both the Boston and   …Continue Reading BU Bridge Nears Completion: Lane Reopens

Airports: Economic Impact in Regions Statewide Posted on Dec 21

Airports: Economic Impact in Regions Statewide

The results of a comprehensive Statewide Airport Economic Impact Study find that Massachusetts public airports generate $11.9 billion in economic activity and support approximately 124,000 jobs, with positive impact seen in regions across the Commonwealth.  For example:   Springfield Metropolitan Airport/Westover Air Reserve Base and   …Continue Reading Airports: Economic Impact in Regions Statewide

Christmas Holiday Travel Posted on Dec 20

Christmas Holiday Travel

MassDOT encourages residents and visitors to drive safely and use public transportation where possible during the upcoming holiday weekend. During holidays, I-90 Exit 9 connecting I-84 to Connecticut and New York experiences heavy traffic and busy toll plazas. Drivers are encouraged to consider travel during   …Continue Reading Christmas Holiday Travel

State Funds Support Tornado Rebuilding Efforts Posted on Dec 15

State Funds Support Tornado Rebuilding Efforts

The Patrick-Murray Administration announced today the release of $14 million toward the costs for cities and towns associated with tornado damage on June 1 in Central and Western Massachusetts, including $3.9 million in MassDOT Highway Division funds to reimburse eight communities for the cost of   …Continue Reading State Funds Support Tornado Rebuilding Efforts

MassDOT Secretary: Route 2 Reopens Posted on Dec 15

MassDOT Secretary:  Route 2 Reopens

MassDOT Secretary and CEO Richard A. Davey announced today the six-mile section of Route 2 closed following Tropical Storm Irene has reopened to traffic. The portion of Route 2 connecting North Adams, Florida, Savoy, and Charlemont in northern Berkshire and Franklin counties was closed following   …Continue Reading MassDOT Secretary: Route 2 Reopens

New Bedford Mayor: Airports Vital to Economy Posted on Dec 14

New Bedford Mayor: Airports Vital to Economy

By Scott W. Lang, Mayor, New Bedford Over a century ago, aviation enthusiasts in Massachusetts formed our country's first aeronautical society (1895) and first aeronautical club (1902), encouraging individuals to experiment and study the science of flight. Sometime later, our state was home of the   …Continue Reading New Bedford Mayor: Airports Vital to Economy

Take the 93 Fast 14 Satisfaction Survey Posted on Dec 14

Take the 93 Fast 14 Satisfaction Survey

MassDOT and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) are seeking feedback on the Medford 93 Fast 14 Project. The successful, ambitious project replaced 14 bridges in ten weekends during the summer of 2011, compressing a four year project into a single construction season. To accomplish this,   …Continue Reading Take the 93 Fast 14 Satisfaction Survey