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Monthly Archives: April 2013

MBTA: Patriots’ Day/Marathon Schedule Posted on Apr 11

MBTA: Patriots’ Day/Marathon Schedule

Customers are urged to take public transportation as the MBTA will accommodate thousands of extra riders throughout Greater Boston for the 2013 Boston Marathon on Patriots' Day, Monday, April 15. The T will increase service to rush-hour levels before and after the race on Monday.   …Continue Reading MBTA: Patriots’ Day/Marathon Schedule

Worcester: Burns Bridge Project Safety Update Posted on Apr 10

Worcester: Burns Bridge Project Safety Update

The $89.9 million Kenneth F. Burns Memorial Bridge Replacement Project will continue through summer 2013 with advisories for boat traffic on the lake in the area.   The Burns Bridge Project is part of the Patrick-Murray Administration’s historic Accelerated Bridge Program to repair or replace   …Continue Reading Worcester: Burns Bridge Project Safety Update

Fore River Bridge: The Work Ahead Posted on Apr 9

The Fore River Bridge Replacement is one of the "mega projects" funded through the Patrick-Murray Administration's historic Accelerated Bridge Program.  Construction is underway to build the new vertical lift bridge that will carry Route 3A between Quincy and Weymouth. Check out the work phases video   …Continue Reading Fore River Bridge: The Work Ahead

Secretary Davey Receives Business Aviation Award Posted on Apr 8

Secretary Davey Receives Business Aviation Award

MassDOT Secretary and CEO Richard Davey this month received the "Silk Scarf" Award from the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA).   The NBAA honored Secretary Davey, left with MassDOT Aeronautics Administrator Chris Willenborg, for his "exemplary efforts on behalf of the regional business aviation community."   …Continue Reading Secretary Davey Receives Business Aviation Award

National Work Zone Awareness Week: April 15-19 Posted on Apr 8

The 2013 National Work Zone Awareness Week is scheduled for April 15-19.  The theme for this year is "Roadway Work Zone Safety: We're All in This Together." Check out the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) video reminder about the importance of   …Continue Reading National Work Zone Awareness Week: April 15-19

South Station Expansion Comments, Survey Posted on Apr 4

South Station Expansion Comments, Survey

Posted by Kate Fichter, South Station Expansion Project Manager Many thanks to everyone who attended Monday’s Public Scoping Session for the South Station Expansion project. We were pleased that so many people joined us for the Session, and are grateful for the thoughtful comments.  They   …Continue Reading South Station Expansion Comments, Survey

Fairhaven I-195: Rapid Bridge Construction Update Posted on Apr 4

Fairhaven I-195: Rapid Bridge Construction Update

MassDOT will continue the accelerated replacement of the River Avenue Bridge on Interstate 195 in Fairhaven this weekend. Here is the project's impact for motorists traveling Eastbound on Interstate 195: Friday, April 5, 9 p.m. Traffic will be restricted to one lane Eastbound on I-195   …Continue Reading Fairhaven I-195: Rapid Bridge Construction Update

MBTA Campaign Targets Inappropriate Behavior Posted on Apr 3

MBTA Campaign Targets Inappropriate Behavior

The MBTA, Boston Area Rape Crisis Center, and Fenway Health announced a partnership to continue a campaign started in 2008 regarding sexual assault and harassment on the MBTA. The renewed effort sends a clear, strong message that inappropriate behavior and illegal sexual touching will not   …Continue Reading MBTA Campaign Targets Inappropriate Behavior

Real World Design Challenge Students Recognized Posted on Apr 2

Real World Design Challenge Students Recognized

Lieutenant Governor Timothy Murray today joined MassDOT Aeronautics Division Administrator Chris Willenborg at Hanscom Field in Bedford to congratulate local students for their science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) interest and participation in the Real World Design Challenge, a competition that tests the student’s ingenuity   …Continue Reading Real World Design Challenge Students Recognized

Bates Bridge Project Advances in Spring 2013 Posted on Apr 1

Bates Bridge Project Advances in Spring 2013

The Bates Bridge Replacement Project over the Merrimack River in Groveland/Haverhill continues to progress in April 2013 with roadway work on both sides of the bridge. The $49.7 million project will replace the existing Bates Bridge with a new bridge located approximately 60 feet downstream.   …Continue Reading Bates Bridge Project Advances in Spring 2013