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Monthly Archives: March 2013

River Street/Western Avenue Bridge Public Meeting Posted on Mar 29

River Street/Western Avenue Bridge Public Meeting

MassDOT and the Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act (MEPA) Office have scheduled a Public Meeting for the River Street Bridge/Western Avenue Bridge Rehabilitation Project: Wednesday, April 10, 5:30-7:30 PM, Honan-Allston Library, Community Room, 300 North Harvard Street, Boston The purpose of this meeting is to present   …Continue Reading River Street/Western Avenue Bridge Public Meeting

Excellence in Commuter Options Awards Announced Posted on Mar 28

Excellence in Commuter Options Awards Announced

The Patrick-Murray Administration today celebrated the efforts of more than 130 Massachusetts businesses to promote healthier, more environmentally-friendly commuting at the Massachusetts Excellence in Commuter Options (ECO) Awards ceremony at Fenway Park. The Administration recognized employers who have been successful in getting their employees to   …Continue Reading Excellence in Commuter Options Awards Announced

Weekend Travel Tips Posted on Mar 28

Weekend Travel Tips

MassDOT encourages travelers to plan ahead and travel safely during the upcoming weekend, with heavy traffic expected due to Easter Sunday observances. The heaviest traffic congestion on I-90 during busy weekends is expected at the I-84 interchange at Exit 9 in Sturbridge and at Exit   …Continue Reading Weekend Travel Tips

South Station: Please Review the ENF Posted on Mar 28

South Station: Please Review the ENF

By Kate Fichter, Project Manager In my last blog post, I described the need to file an Environmental Notification Form (ENF) to kick off the planning and environmental review process for the South Station Expansion project.  I am happy to announce that the ENF has   …Continue Reading South Station: Please Review the ENF

Longfellow Bridge Project Public Hearing Posted on Mar 27

Longfellow Bridge Project Public Hearing

MassDOT has scheduled a Public Information Meeting for the Longfellow Bridge Rehabilitation Project: Tuesday, April 9, 6:30–8:30 PM, Shriners Hospitals for Children Auditorium, 51 Blossom Street, Boston The purpose of this meeting is to present details on the Longfellow Bridge Rehabilitation design/build project, including traffic   …Continue Reading Longfellow Bridge Project Public Hearing

Signs of MassDOT’s Focus on the Environment Posted on Mar 26

Signs of MassDOT’s Focus on the Environment

MassDOT highway signs are doing double duty in several Connecticut River Valley locations- directing traffic and providing a home for small falcons. Representatives from Mass Fisheries & Wildlife and MassDOT previously worked together on Peregrine Falcon nesting boxes, and now introduced the idea of using   …Continue Reading Signs of MassDOT’s Focus on the Environment

Special Public-Private Partnership Infrastructure Commission Posted on Mar 25

Governor Deval Patrick, State Treasurer Steven Grossman, Senate President Therese Murray and House Speaker Robert DeLeo announced today the appointment of members to the Special Public-Private Partnership Infrastructure Commission. The seven-member legislatively-mandated Commission reviews and approves all public-private partnership transportation infrastructure requests for proposals for   …Continue Reading Special Public-Private Partnership Infrastructure Commission

Tobin Bridge Work to Resume Posted on Mar 22

Tobin Bridge Work to Resume

MassDOT reminds motorists that work on the Tobin Bridge is set to resume as scheduled next week. The three-year steel preservation and painting project began in spring 2012. Beginning next week, the contractor will begin to deploy a combination of both day and night time   …Continue Reading Tobin Bridge Work to Resume

South Station Expansion: Environmental Review Posted on Mar 22

South Station Expansion: Environmental Review

MassDOT has reached a major milestone in the South Station Expansion Project, filing an Environmental Notification Form (ENF) with the Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act (MEPA) Office. The MEPA office has scheduled a public session to gather comments on the document: Monday, April 1, 4:00-6:00 p.m.,   …Continue Reading South Station Expansion: Environmental Review

Fall River: Route 79 Public Hearing Thursday Posted on Mar 19

Fall River: Route 79 Public Hearing Thursday

MassDOT will hold a public informational meeting to discuss a study it is conducting of the Route 79/Davol Street Corridor in Fall River between Cedar Street and the new Veteran’s Memorial Bridge. The meeting is as follows: Thursday, March 21, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., Fall   …Continue Reading Fall River: Route 79 Public Hearing Thursday