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Monthly Archives: March 2013

Expect Wintry Tuesday Morning Commute Posted on Mar 18

Expect Wintry Tuesday Morning Commute

MassDOT reminds motorists to keep in mind late winter driving skills in anticipation of Tuesday morning's commute. With snow and sleet forecast even as Spring begins officially later this week, drivers should remember to take it slow on snow and slush covered roadways and watch   …Continue Reading Expect Wintry Tuesday Morning Commute

Licensing Guidelines Assist Veterans, Armed Forces Members Posted on Mar 18

Licensing Guidelines Assist Veterans, Armed Forces Members

Lieutenant Governor Timothy Murray today announced that all state agencies that oversee professional licensing within the Patrick-Murray Administration have established guidelines to assist members of the armed forces, veterans, and their spouses as they prepare and apply for jobs in Massachusetts.  The announcement is a   …Continue Reading Licensing Guidelines Assist Veterans, Armed Forces Members

Fairhaven I-195: Rapid Bridge Construction, Four Weekends Posted on Mar 15

Fairhaven I-195: Rapid Bridge Construction, Four Weekends

MassDOT today detailed plans to replace the bridge decks that carry I-195 over River Avenue in Fairhaven near the New Bedford line, in four weekends within a six week period beginning on March 22.   The rapid bridge construction technique using eight prefabricated bridge units   …Continue Reading Fairhaven I-195: Rapid Bridge Construction, Four Weekends

Governor Patrick Files Transportation Bond Bill Posted on Mar 13

Governor Patrick Files Transportation Bond Bill

Governor Deval Patrick today filed a transportation bond bill to authorize and fund the 21st Century Transportation Plan “The Way Forward” , the 10-year plan for the next generation of transportation investments to modernize and maintain a transportation system that spurs economic growth and creates   …Continue Reading Governor Patrick Files Transportation Bond Bill

Cumberland Farms Sponsors I-90 Free Tolls Friday Posted on Mar 13

Cumberland Farms Sponsors I-90 Free Tolls Friday

MassDOT Secretary and CEO Richard A. Davey announced that on Friday, March 15th from 5-6 p.m., I-90 tolls will be free for travelers passing through the Allston/Brighton, Natick, and Weston toll plazas (Interchanges 13, 15 and 19) thanks to a sponsorship from Cumberland Farms and   …Continue Reading Cumberland Farms Sponsors I-90 Free Tolls Friday

Fore River Bridge Public Meeting Set Posted on Mar 12

Fore River Bridge Public Meeting Set

A Public Information Meeting for the Fore River Bridge Replacement Project has been scheduled as follows: Tuesday, March 26, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 pm, The Fore River Club, 16 Nevada Street, Quincy The meeting will provide an overview of the construction plans and traffic impacts   …Continue Reading Fore River Bridge Public Meeting Set

GreenDOT Plan Leads the Way: Sustainable Transportation Posted on Mar 11

GreenDOT Plan Leads the Way: Sustainable Transportation

Over two years of research, collaboration, and public dialogue have gone into creating the GreenDOT Implementation Plan that provides the framework for embedding sustainability principles into core business practices at MassDOT.  This Plan fundamentally changes our priorities and choices across all elements of our transportation   …Continue Reading GreenDOT Plan Leads the Way: Sustainable Transportation

GreenDOT: Conserving Water Posted on Mar 8

GreenDOT: Conserving Water

Facing water shortages from town water restrictions and inefficient methods to fill equipment with needed water, an innovative MassDOT foreman at the Upton Facility in Highway Division District 3 built a cistern system to reduce facility water usage from local water supplies by repurposing materials   …Continue Reading GreenDOT: Conserving Water

Winter Storm Response Posted on Mar 7

Winter Storm Response

MassDOT crews are responding to the current winter storm today through Friday.  Key facts about our preparations: More than 4000 pieces of hired and state equipment are available for snow and ice operations. The Highway Operations Center has crews on duty 24/7 during the storm   …Continue Reading Winter Storm Response

Longfellow Bridge Rehabilitation Comes Alive in Animation Posted on Mar 5

MassDOT contractors will begin the rehabilitation of the historic Longfellow Bridge linking Boston and Cambridge in the spring of 2013. The project will be completed in six phases. This animation vividly portrays the phased process of reconstructing the bridge serving vehicles, the MBTA Red Line,   …Continue Reading Longfellow Bridge Rehabilitation Comes Alive in Animation