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Monthly Archives: February 2013

Longfellow, Whittier Bridge Projects Advance Posted on Feb 27

Longfellow, Whittier Bridge Projects Advance

MassDOT's Board of Directors has approved construction contracts for two signature Patrick-Murray Administration Accelerated Bridge Program projects: rehabilitation of the Longfellow Bridge, left, which links Boston and Cambridge, and replacement of the Interstate 95 Whittier Bridge in Amesbury, Newburyport and Salisbury, below. “These two projects   …Continue Reading Longfellow, Whittier Bridge Projects Advance

Governor Patrick: New Online Map Shows Transportation, Education Investments Posted on Feb 27

Governor Patrick: New Online Map Shows Transportation, Education Investments

Governor Deval Patrick today unveiled an online map tool that shows members of the public, in real terms, what investing in growth and opportunity will mean for their communities. “This tool will help people see exactly what to expect in their own backyard as part   …Continue Reading Governor Patrick: New Online Map Shows Transportation, Education Investments

Save the Date! Bay State Bike Week: May 11-19 Posted on Feb 27

Save the Date! Bay State Bike Week: May 11-19

Community groups and bicycling supporters in 2012 hosted more than 150 bicycling events across Massachusetts to celebrate Bay State Bike Week. These diverse, community-based events to show that bicycling can be fun, safe and healthy included organized bike rides, bike breakfasts and even a race   …Continue Reading Save the Date! Bay State Bike Week: May 11-19

Safe Routes to School: Bicycle Poster Contest Posted on Feb 26

Safe Routes to School: Bicycle Poster Contest

MassDOT's Massachusetts Safe Routes to School program is providing the opportunity for 5th grade students across the Commonwealth to participate in a national Bikes Make Life Better poster contest. The contest supports MassDOT and Safe Routes to School goals by encouraging students to recognize biking   …Continue Reading Safe Routes to School: Bicycle Poster Contest

Winter Storm Travel Reminders Posted on Feb 22

Winter Storm Travel Reminders

MassDOT encourages weekend travelers to plan ahead as a winter storm is expected to affect most regions of the state Saturday and Sunday.   As always, crews will be pre-treating and clearing state roads.  MassDOT has access to more than 4,000 crews statewide called upon   …Continue Reading Winter Storm Travel Reminders

Falcons Await New I-90 Bridge Nest Posted on Feb 20

Falcons Await New I-90 Bridge Nest

A rare peregrine falcon keeps a watchful eye nearby, left, as a new, clean falcon nest on an I-90 bridge was made ready for occupancy this month, below.  It's the latest step in a partnership between MassDOT and the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife's   …Continue Reading Falcons Await New I-90 Bridge Nest

Aeronautics: 2013 Real World Design Challenge Posted on Feb 19

Aeronautics: 2013 Real World Design Challenge

A team of Marlborough High School students known as "Team Wingit" is the Massachusetts State Champion in the 2013 Real World Design Challenge competition.  Team members visited the Marlborough School Committee meeting, photo courtesy Marlborough Schools, left. Marlborough competed with more than a dozen other Massachusetts High   …Continue Reading Aeronautics: 2013 Real World Design Challenge

North Reading: Governor Patrick Highlights Transportation Investments Posted on Feb 14

North Reading: Governor Patrick Highlights Transportation Investments

Governor Deval Patrick today visited North Reading to highlight his plan to invest in local and regional transportation to support long-term economic development across the Commonwealth. The Patrick-Murray Administration’s 21st Century Transportation Plan, The Way Forward, includes an additional $1 billion annual investment in the   …Continue Reading North Reading: Governor Patrick Highlights Transportation Investments

Fore River Bridge Replica.. in LEGOS Posted on Feb 14

Fore River Bridge Replica.. in LEGOS

The new Fore River Bridge connecting Weymouth and Quincy is the inspiration for an award-winning replica created by a local team from STV, an engineering, architectural, planning and construction firm. LEGO® building bricks were the construction materials for the STV Building Contest, celebrating the company's   …Continue Reading Fore River Bridge Replica.. in LEGOS

South Station Expansion: Environmental Review 101 Posted on Feb 14

South Station Expansion: Environmental Review 101

At the beginning of any complex infrastructure undertaking such as the expansion of South Station, the proponent – MassDOT in this case – must get its arms around the environmental consequences of the proposed project.  This multi-part process – which includes planning, public outreach, and   …Continue Reading South Station Expansion: Environmental Review 101