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Monthly Archives: May 2012

Taunton Bridge Reconstruction Moves Forward Posted on May 11

Taunton Bridge Reconstruction Moves Forward

MassDOT contractors are making major progress this week in the reconstruction of the Holloway Street Bridge over Route 140 in Taunton. Workers are seen installing precast center deck sections of the bridge on Thursday, May 10, left.  Other northbound deck sections were installed earlier this   …Continue Reading Taunton Bridge Reconstruction Moves Forward

Green Line Extension Public Meeting Set Posted on May 10

Green Line Extension Public Meeting Set

The Green Line Extension Project Team will hold a public meeting to review the latest design plans for retaining walls and noise walls along the corridor. The construction of the Green Line will require the widening of the existing rail corridor which will include the   …Continue Reading Green Line Extension Public Meeting Set

Google, MBTA Debut Innovative Station Indoor Maps Posted on May 9

Google, MBTA Debut Innovative Station Indoor Maps

Beginning today, MBTA riders will have a new and innovative way to get around the system. The MBTA is excited to announce that the T is the first U.S transit agency to have indoor maps of its stations in Google Maps for Android.   Google Maps   …Continue Reading Google, MBTA Debut Innovative Station Indoor Maps

Bay State Bike Week Begins May 14 Posted on May 9

Bay State Bike Week Begins May 14

MassDOT Secretary and CEO Richard A. Davey is encouraging residents to bicycle during Bay State Bike Week, May 14-20. Hundreds of events across the Commonwealth have been planned and groups and individuals can participate by signing up at www.baystatebikeweek.org. “I value the work each community   …Continue Reading Bay State Bike Week Begins May 14

MassDOT, MassWildlife Partner on Ravens, Peregrine Falcons Posted on May 8

MassDOT, MassWildlife Partner on Ravens, Peregrine Falcons

MassDOT crews and MassWildlife officials in late April converged on the I-190 bridge over the Quinapoxet River in Holden where ravens were nesting- and peregrine falcons were soon to join them. The story begins in fall 2011 when a MassDOT District 3 bridge team spotted   …Continue Reading MassDOT, MassWildlife Partner on Ravens, Peregrine Falcons

Greenfield John W. Olver Transit Center Dedicated Posted on May 4

Greenfield John W. Olver Transit Center Dedicated

Governor Deval Patrick and Lieutenant Governor Timothy Murray today joined Congressman John Olver in Greenfield for the dedication and official opening of the John W. Olver Transit Center. The innovative $12.8 million regional transit center funded by the federal stimulus American Recovery and Reinvestment Act   …Continue Reading Greenfield John W. Olver Transit Center Dedicated

Toll Plaza Signs: E-ZPass Replaces Fast Lane Posted on May 4

Toll Plaza Signs: E-ZPass Replaces Fast Lane

MassDOT next week begins a change of all signage at toll plazas on the Turnpike, Tobin Bridge and Airport Tunnels to improve safety and meet federal highway guidelines. Drivers will see E-ZPass signs go up and ‘Fast Lane’ signs come down. “Driver hesitation and confusion   …Continue Reading Toll Plaza Signs: E-ZPass Replaces Fast Lane

Lawrence Bridge Project: Student Learning Experience Posted on May 3

Lawrence Bridge Project: Student Learning Experience

MassDOT engineers this spring provided college engineering students an upclose tour of the Canal Street over the Spicket River Bridge replacement project in Lawrence.  Resident Engineer Bob Bosy and Area Engineer Chris Leahy hosted the site visit for students from the Merrimack College Civil Engineering Department.    …Continue Reading Lawrence Bridge Project: Student Learning Experience