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Monthly Archives: November 2012

Thanksgiving Travel: Plan Ahead Posted on Nov 15

Thanksgiving Travel: Plan Ahead

MassDOT reminds residents and visitors to plan ahead for holiday travel.  Thanksgiving holiday traffic is expected to be at its peak on Tuesday, November 20, Wednesday, November 21 and Sunday, November 25. I-90 Exit 9 connecting I-84 to Connecticut and New York experiences heavy traffic   …Continue Reading Thanksgiving Travel: Plan Ahead

New Road Anti-Icing: Better for the Environment Posted on Nov 14

New Road Anti-Icing: Better for the Environment

MassDOT Secretary & CEO Richard A. Davey and Highway Administrator Frank DePaola today unveiled the Department’s new salt brine production plant in Sagamore Beach. For the first time, MassDOT will blend its own anti-icing liquid for use on roadways in Highway District 5 during the   …Continue Reading New Road Anti-Icing: Better for the Environment

Randolph to Westwood: I-93/I-95 New Lane to Open Posted on Nov 13

Beginning at 5:00 AM tomorrow morning, Wednesday, November 14 through Friday, November 16, construction crews will open portions of the newly constructed fourth travel lane on the section of interstate roadway between Randolph and Westwood.  The work is part of a $53.7 million project to   …Continue Reading Randolph to Westwood: I-93/I-95 New Lane to Open

MBTA Commuter Rail: Mobile Ticketing Posted on Nov 13

MBTA Commuter Rail: Mobile Ticketing

Beginning this week, customers on four MBTA Commuter Rail Lines, north and west of Boston, will be able to use their smartphones instead of paper tickets to ride the train. Under this first-in the nation mobile ticketing program, customers will be able to purchase tickets   …Continue Reading MBTA Commuter Rail: Mobile Ticketing

Transportation Future Meetings: Framingham, Mattapan Posted on Nov 12

Transportation Future Meetings: Framingham, Mattapan

MassDOT this week continues its series of statewide public meetings, engaging with residents, community leaders and business owners to discuss the future of transportation in the Commonwealth. This week's meetings are listed below: Wednesday, November 14, 6-8 PM Memorial Building-Nevins Hall, 150 Concord Street Framingham   …Continue Reading Transportation Future Meetings: Framingham, Mattapan

E-ZPass Transponders Available in 2 AAA Offices Posted on Nov 10

E-ZPass Transponders Available in 2 AAA Offices

MassDOT and AAA Southern New England announced that E-ZPass transponders are available to members at AAA offices in Saugus and downtown Boston. MassDOT Secretary & CEO Richard Davey says, “MassDOT has a valuable partnership with AAA through its Registry Division, and now with E-ZPass. I   …Continue Reading E-ZPass Transponders Available in 2 AAA Offices

Fore River Bridge Project Begins Posted on Nov 9

Fore River Bridge Project Begins

Governor Deval Patrick today broke ground on the start of construction to replace the Fore River Bridge connecting Quincy and Weymouth. The $244 million replacement project is one of five “megaprojects” funded through the Patrick-Murray Administration’s Accelerated Bridge Program. Since the program’s start in 2008,   …Continue Reading Fore River Bridge Project Begins

Veterans Day Weekend Traffic Posted on Nov 9

Veterans Day Weekend Traffic

MassDOT advises motorists to anticipate heavy traffic volumes on the Massachusetts Turnpike Friday afternoon ahead of Veterans Day. While it is not expected to be a top travel day, Friday may turn out to be one of the top 40 busiest travel days of the   …Continue Reading Veterans Day Weekend Traffic

MassDOT: Prepare for Winter Driving Posted on Nov 7

MassDOT: Prepare for Winter Driving

MassDOT advises motorists across the Commonwealth to prepare for the return of winter weather driving conditions as the first snow is approaching in parts of the state. To prepare for the coming wintry weather, motorists should check all fluids, make sure their radiator is winterized,   …Continue Reading MassDOT: Prepare for Winter Driving

Worcester: Burns Bridge Web Cam Posted on Nov 6

Worcester: Burns Bridge Web Cam

An online web cam updated every 15 minutes is now available to view the progress to replace the Kenneth F. Burns Memorial Bridge. This week, the project site work includes the positioning of the 300 ton crane which will assist in the construction of the   …Continue Reading Worcester: Burns Bridge Web Cam