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Monthly Archives: November 2012

MassDOT, Lowell Celebrate School Safety Improvements Posted on Nov 30

MassDOT, Lowell Celebrate School Safety Improvements

MassDOT joined City of Lowell Mayor Patrick Murphy, Senator Eileen Donohue, Representative Thomas Golden, students, parents and school officials today for a ribbon cutting to celebrate the completion of pedestrian access and safety improvements surrounding the McAuliffe Elementary campus. The project was made possible by   …Continue Reading MassDOT, Lowell Celebrate School Safety Improvements

Transportation Future Meetings Next Week Posted on Nov 30

Transportation Future Meetings Next Week

MassDOT next week continues a series of statewide public meetings, engaging with residents, community leaders and business owners to discuss the future of transportation in the Commonwealth. Next week’s meetings are listed below: Monday, December 3, 2012 6-8 PM University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, Woodlawn Commons   …Continue Reading Transportation Future Meetings Next Week

MBTA Government Center Station Public Meeting Posted on Nov 29

MBTA Government Center Station Public Meeting

MassDOT has scheduled a Public Information Meeting on the MBTA Government Center Station Project as follows: Wednesday, December 12, 5:30 – 7:00 PM, 100 Cambridge Street, 2nd Floor, Conference Rooms B,C,D, Boston The MBTA project team will discuss the rehabilitation work and accessibility improvements for   …Continue Reading MBTA Government Center Station Public Meeting

New Honors: I-93 Fast14 Named Best Project Posted on Nov 27

New Honors: I-93 Fast14 Named Best Project

MassDOT's acclaimed I-93 Fast 14 Bridge Replacement Project has received a new honor- ENR New York's Best Project of 2012 for the northeast region.  ENR, Engineering News Record, covers New York, New Jersey and New England.  Fast 14 was chosen from among 104 entries. The   …Continue Reading New Honors: I-93 Fast14 Named Best Project

Transportation Future Meetings: Medford, Boston Posted on Nov 26

Transportation Future Meetings: Medford, Boston

MassDOT this week continues a series of statewide public meetings, engaging with residents, community leaders and business owners to discuss the future of transportation in the Commonwealth. Two meetings this week are listed below: Tuesday, November 27, 2012 6-8 PM, McGlynn Middle School Auditorium, 3002   …Continue Reading Transportation Future Meetings: Medford, Boston

I-93/I-95 Randolph-Westwood New Travel Lanes Update Posted on Nov 26

I-93/I-95 Randolph-Westwood New Travel Lanes Update

MassDOT construction crews this week will open the remaining sections of the new 4th travel lane on I-93 and I-95 between Randolph and Westwood. The work is part of a $53.7 million project to widen a 5.5 mile section of Route I-93/Route I-95/ Route 128   …Continue Reading I-93/I-95 Randolph-Westwood New Travel Lanes Update

Springfield Union Station Construction Kick-off Posted on Nov 20

Springfield Union Station Construction Kick-off

Governor Deval Patrick today announced the final $4 million in state funds needed to begin reconstruction of Springfield’s Union Station and reestablish the historic facility as the primary transportation hub for the region.  Governor Patrick joined state and local leaders in a ceremonial demolition of   …Continue Reading Springfield Union Station Construction Kick-off

“Mega Plows” Ready for Snow, Ice Season Posted on Nov 16

“Mega Plows” Ready for Snow, Ice Season

MassDOT Secretary and CEO Richard A. Davey in West Springfield today debuted the Department’s most efficient snow clearing machine, a Tow Plow that can clear 2.5 travel lanes in a single pass. A standard plow clears less than one lane. “MassDOT works diligently to find   …Continue Reading “Mega Plows” Ready for Snow, Ice Season

Lawrence “Duck Bridge” Completed Ahead of Schedule Posted on Nov 16

Lawrence “Duck Bridge” Completed Ahead of Schedule

The Union Street Bridge over the Merrimack River in Lawrence, known as the Duck Bridge, reopened to traffic today.  The $16 million MassDOT project reconstructed existing bridge piers and abutments, repaired bridge truss members, and constructed a new concrete and steel bridge deck. The new   …Continue Reading Lawrence “Duck Bridge” Completed Ahead of Schedule

Transportation Future Meeting: Brockton Posted on Nov 16

Transportation Future Meeting: Brockton

MassDOT next week will continue its series of statewide public meetings, engaging with residents, community leaders and business owners to discuss the future of transportation in the Commonwealth. Next week's meeting is listed below: Monday, November 19, 6-8 PM, The Conference Center at Massasoit, 770   …Continue Reading Transportation Future Meeting: Brockton