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Monthly Archives: January 2013

MassDOT 21st Century Plan: Regional Investments Posted on Jan 17

MassDOT 21st Century Plan: Regional Investments

MassDOT's plan for the next generation of transportation investment in the Commonwealth: The Way Forward: A 21st Century Transportation Plan includes strategic regional investments across the Commonwealth. Western Massachusetts, Berkshires The plan includes passenger rail service connecting Boston and Springfield along the “Inland Route,” and   …Continue Reading MassDOT 21st Century Plan: Regional Investments

MassDOT Releases 21st Century Transportation Plan Posted on Jan 14

MassDOT Releases 21st Century Transportation Plan

The MassDOT Board and Transportation Secretary and CEO Richard A. Davey today announced a plan for the next generation of transportation investment in the Commonwealth: The Way Forward: A 21st Century Transportation Plan. The long-term financing plan shows that the state needs $684 million to   …Continue Reading MassDOT Releases 21st Century Transportation Plan

GreenDOT: “When the Rubber Hits the Road” Posted on Jan 10

GreenDOT: “When the Rubber Hits the Road”

In true innovative GreenDOT style, MassDOT is making pavements more sustainable by recycling old rubber tires for use as part of the actual roadway. This innovation benefits our customers, MassDOT’s bottom-line and environmental stewardship. The new pavement uses 18% recycled ground tire rubber in the   …Continue Reading GreenDOT: “When the Rubber Hits the Road”

Boston: I-93 Overnight Complete Lane Closures Resume Posted on Jan 8

MassDOT's enhanced maintenance schedule is resuming and will require complete lane closures of Interstate 93 Southbound through Boston beginning tonight. The I-93 Southbound full closure will begin at midnight tonight through Wednesday, January 9, 5:00am. I-93 Southbound traffic will be detoured off of the highway   …Continue Reading Boston: I-93 Overnight Complete Lane Closures Resume

AASHTO: MassDOT “Leaner and Greener” Leader Posted on Jan 8

AASHTO: MassDOT “Leaner and Greener” Leader

MassDOT’s GreenDOT Policy and Implementation Plan were highlighted in this year’s “Leaner and Greener: Sustainability at Work in Transportation” report by AASHTO, the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials. In 2001, AASHTO and the Federal Highway Administration created the Center for Environmental Excellence   …Continue Reading AASHTO: MassDOT “Leaner and Greener” Leader

Worcester: Burns Bridge Winter Safety Advisory Posted on Jan 7

Worcester: Burns Bridge Winter Safety Advisory

MassDOT's project team for the Worcester Route 9 Kenneth F. Burns Bridge Replacement Project has issued a Winter Safety Advisory for Lake Quinsigamond through the upcoming winter construction. Construction will change normal winter conditions on the lake, and the public should be aware of these   …Continue Reading Worcester: Burns Bridge Winter Safety Advisory

GreenDOT Success: Porous Pavement Reduces Runoff Posted on Jan 4

GreenDOT Success: Porous Pavement Reduces Runoff

Another MassDOT GreenDOT success story is showcased at the Park and Ride facility in Whately- a porous pavement surface to reduce stormwater runoff.   The Highway Division used a warm mix asphalt to construct the porous pavement in the parking areas.   This simple change achieves   …Continue Reading GreenDOT Success: Porous Pavement Reduces Runoff

Fore River Bridge Public Meeting Set Posted on Jan 3

Fore River Bridge Public Meeting Set

MassDOT has scheduled a Public Information Meeting for the Fore River Bridge Replacement Project as follows: Tuesday, January 15, 6:30 – 8:30 PM, McCullough Building, Whipple Senior Center – Gymnasium, 182 Green Street, Weymouth The meeting will provide an overview of the construction plans and   …Continue Reading Fore River Bridge Public Meeting Set