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Monthly Archives: August 2012

Worcester: Burns Bridge Construction to Begin Posted on Aug 10

Worcester: Burns Bridge Construction to Begin

The Kenneth F. Burns Memorial Bridge Replacement Project begins Monday, August 13, with demolition of the south, eastbound sidewalk of the bridge carrying Route 9 between Worcester and Shrewsbury.  The demolition will take place at night from approximately 9:00 p.m. to 6:30 a.m. to avoid   …Continue Reading Worcester: Burns Bridge Construction to Begin

Fore River Bridge Project Moves Forward Posted on Aug 8

Fore River Bridge Project Moves Forward

The signature Fore River Bridge Replacement Project in Quincy-Weymouth is moving forward.  The MassDOT Board of Directors has awarded a $244.6 million design-build contract to White-Skanska Koch, J.V.  The new Fore River Bridge carrying Route 3A over the Fore River is one of the Accelerated   …Continue Reading Fore River Bridge Project Moves Forward

Amesbury: Hines Bridge Reopens Posted on Aug 6

Amesbury: Hines Bridge Reopens

The newly constructed Hines Bridge carrying Main Street over the Merrimack River in Amesbury reopened to traffic this afternoon.   The existing bridge was closed to traffic in November 2010 to allow the construction of a new replacement bridge.  The $34 million bridge replacement is   …Continue Reading Amesbury: Hines Bridge Reopens

MassDOT Schedules Tunnel Overnight Closures Posted on Aug 3

MassDOT Schedules Tunnel Overnight Closures

MassDOT asks motorists to plan ahead for upcoming I-90 Ted Williams Tunnel complete overnight lane closures on Tuesday nights in August.  I-90 Eastbound will be closed on Tuesday, August 7 to Wednesday, August 8, from 11:00pm to 5:00am.  I-90 Westbound will be closed on Tuesday,   …Continue Reading MassDOT Schedules Tunnel Overnight Closures

Weekend Traffic Alert: Western Mass Air Show Posted on Aug 2

Weekend Traffic Alert:  Western Mass Air Show

MassDOT is advising drivers to anticipate heavy traffic on Saturday and Sunday, August 4-5, on the Massachusetts Turnpike (I-90) in Western Massachusetts due to an air show being held at Westover Air Reserve Base in Chicopee. Gates open at 8:30 a.m. and the air show   …Continue Reading Weekend Traffic Alert: Western Mass Air Show

WalkBoston’s Sloane Named Transportation Innovator Posted on Aug 2

WalkBoston’s Sloane Named Transportation Innovator

Robert Sloane, Senior Project Manager for WalkBoston, this week was honored as one of 14 Transportation Innovators nationwide as part of the White House “Champions of Change” program.  The Champions of Change Transportation Innovators include leaders who develop innovative ways to enhance growth of transportation   …Continue Reading WalkBoston’s Sloane Named Transportation Innovator

MassDOT RMV Customer Service: New Number Posted on Aug 1

MassDOT RMV Customer Service: New Number

MassDOT today announced a new telephone number for Registry of Motor Vehicles business and transactions, 857-DOT-8000/857-368-8000. The number is live today and serves the RMV’s Call Center which answers an average of 45,000 calls each month. “The Call Center is one part of our customer-service   …Continue Reading MassDOT RMV Customer Service: New Number

MBTA Ridership Jumps in Year Ending June 30 Posted on Aug 1

MBTA Ridership Jumps in Year Ending June 30

The MBTA announced that ridership topped 400 million for the year ending on June 30, 2012.  Average weekday ridership during Fiscal Year 2012 jumped by 5.7 percent over the previous year.  There were an average of 1.312 million passenger trips per weekday, the first time   …Continue Reading MBTA Ridership Jumps in Year Ending June 30