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Monthly Archives: May 2012

Aeronautics: Airport Taxiway Markings Savings Posted on May 31

Aeronautics: Airport Taxiway Markings Savings

MassDOT's Aeronautics Division this spring in addition to its other responsibilities is painting airport taxiway markings throughout the Commonwealth. The Statewide Taxiway Marking Project is repainting taxiway markings at 30 public-use airports.  MassDOT Secretary Richard A. Davey in May visited the Beverly Municipal Airport, left,   …Continue Reading Aeronautics: Airport Taxiway Markings Savings

Springfield: Tornado Relief Road Repair Funds Posted on May 30

Springfield: Tornado Relief Road Repair Funds

Lieutenant Governor Tim Murray today joined MassDOT Secretary and CEO Richard A. Davey in Springfield to award $1.35 million in reimbursements to the City to fund essential storm damage repairs following the June 1, 2011 tornado.  The funds for Springfield are part of $3.9 million   …Continue Reading Springfield: Tornado Relief Road Repair Funds

MassDOT Farmer’s Markets 2012 Posted on May 29

MassDOT Farmer’s Markets 2012

MassDOT's Farmer’s Market Program is now underway for 2012 and invites local farmers to take advantage of free space to sell their home grown produce and made-in-Massachusetts products at 18 Service Plazas.  Eleven plazas are located along I-90 and seven others along other Massachusetts state   …Continue Reading MassDOT Farmer’s Markets 2012

Holiday Weekend: Travel Safely Posted on May 23

Holiday Weekend: Travel Safely

MassDOT encourages travelers to plan ahead and travel safely during the Memorial Day holiday weekend.  The heaviest traffic is expected Thursday, Friday, and Monday afternoons and early evenings.  Drivers are encouraged to make travel plans accordingly and if possible avoid peak traffic volumes between 1pm   …Continue Reading Holiday Weekend: Travel Safely

Massachusetts 3rd Most “Bicycle Friendly” State Posted on May 22

Massachusetts 3rd Most “Bicycle Friendly” State

Massachusetts is honored today as the 3rd most "Bicycle Friendly State" by the League of American Bicyclists.  The state's rank has gone up dramatically from 9th in 2011 and 19th in 2010. “Massachusetts has continued to advance through the ranks of Bicycle Friendly States,” said   …Continue Reading Massachusetts 3rd Most “Bicycle Friendly” State

Anderson Memorial Bridge Work Begins Posted on May 21

Anderson Memorial Bridge Work Begins

MassDOT crews will begin road work on the Anderson Memorial Bridge on Tuesday, May 29, at 7 a.m. During work on the bridge, which carries North Harvard Street over the Charles River between Cambridge and Boston, the downstream sidewalk will be closed and traffic will   …Continue Reading Anderson Memorial Bridge Work Begins

Bruins Defenseman Ference Helps Celebrate Bike Week Posted on May 16

Bruins Defenseman Ference Helps Celebrate Bike Week

MassDOT will welcome Boston Bruins Defenseman Andrew Ference at Boston's Bike Week Festival on Friday, May 18.  Ference is an avid supporter of bicycling and will join the ceremonies scheduled for 7 a.m.-9 a.m. Friday morning at City Hall Plaza. “Bicycling and walking transportation enable   …Continue Reading Bruins Defenseman Ference Helps Celebrate Bike Week

Chelsea Street Bridge Opens Posted on May 14

Chelsea Street Bridge Opens

MassDOT Secretary and CEO Richard A. Davey today joined Congressman Mike Capuano along with state and local officials to celebrate the opening of the new Chelsea Street Bridge carrying Chelsea Street over the Chelsea Creek at the Boston/Chelsea line.  The bridge reopened to traffic on   …Continue Reading Chelsea Street Bridge Opens

Young Aviation Artist Wins International Award Posted on May 14

Young Aviation Artist Wins International Award

A talented young Lexington artist has won 1st Place Internationally in the Federation Aeronautique Internationale 2012 International Aviation Art Contest.  Lewis Hwang of Lexington's work, left, took the top prize internationally in the 6-9 age group.  The art theme for the contest:  "Silent Flight." Lewis along   …Continue Reading Young Aviation Artist Wins International Award

“Bicycle Friendly”: Arlington, Salem, Newton Posted on May 14

“Bicycle Friendly”: Arlington, Salem, Newton

MassDOT today honors Arlington, Salem, and Newton, three new communities recognized by the League of American Bicyclists as “Bicycle Friendly Communities.” Arlington attained a Bronze-level award, while Newton and Salem each received an Honorable Mention. They join Boston, Northampton and Somerville, the first Massachusetts communities   …Continue Reading “Bicycle Friendly”: Arlington, Salem, Newton