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Monthly Archives: May 2013

Northampton: I-91 Interchange 19 Design Work Begins Posted on May 31

Northampton: I-91 Interchange 19 Design Work Begins

MassDOT is beginning roadway design work on one of the alternatives under review as part of the Northampton I-91 Interchange 19 Study.  Alternative 13A includes a roundabout at the I-91 northbound Damon Road-Route 9 intersection exit ramp along with I-91 southbound entrance intersection improvements, including   …Continue Reading Northampton: I-91 Interchange 19 Design Work Begins

Route 28 McGrath Highway Bridge Public Meeting June 6 Posted on May 31

MassDOT has scheduled a Design Informational Meeting for the proposed Route 28 (McGrath Highway) over Gilman Street Bridge Replacement Project as follows: Thursday, June 6, 6:30pm, Michael E. Capuano Early Childhood Center, 150 Glen Street, Somerville The meeting will provide the public with the opportunity   …Continue Reading Route 28 McGrath Highway Bridge Public Meeting June 6

Infrastructure Commission to Hold First Public Meeting Posted on May 28

MassDOT announced today that the panel charged with exploring Public Private Partnerships to fund certain transportation infrastructure projects will hold its first public meeting Wednesday, May 29. The new commission created by the legislature as part of Transportation Reform in 2009 is responsible for reviewing   …Continue Reading Infrastructure Commission to Hold First Public Meeting

Swedish Transportation Team Views MassDOT Projects Posted on May 25

Swedish Transportation Team Views MassDOT Projects

Swedish Transport Administration officials visiting Massachusetts this month received a tour and briefing from MassDOT project managers on the site of award-winning work performed along Route 2 in Charlemont following Tropical Storm Irene in 2011. MassDOT welcomed the Swedish delegation along with a student group   …Continue Reading Swedish Transportation Team Views MassDOT Projects

Real Time Traffic Displays: I-90, Route 3, Route 6 Posted on May 24

Real Time Traffic Displays: I-90, Route 3, Route 6

MassDOT Secretary and CEO Richard A. Davey and Highway Administrator Frank DePaola announced the deployment of 48 message boards along the Massachusetts Turnpike, Route 3 on the South Shore and the Mid-Cape highway that now display real time traffic information. “MassDOT is pleased to provide   …Continue Reading Real Time Traffic Displays: I-90, Route 3, Route 6

Cambridge, Newton Bicycle Friendly Communities Posted on May 24

Cambridge, Newton Bicycle Friendly Communities

Two additional Massachusetts communities, Cambridge, and Newton, have been recognized as “Bicycle Friendly” by the League of American Bicyclists, the national bicycling organization based in Washington, DC. This is the first year Cambridge was selected, in the coveted Gold category. Newton was previously noted as   …Continue Reading Cambridge, Newton Bicycle Friendly Communities

Memorial Day Weekend: Safe Travel Posted on May 22

Memorial Day Weekend: Safe Travel

MassDOT encourages travelers to plan ahead and travel safely during the Memorial Day holiday weekend.  The heaviest traffic is expected Thursday, Friday, and Monday afternoons and early evenings.  Drivers are encouraged to make travel plans accordingly and if possible avoid peak traffic volumes between 1pm   …Continue Reading Memorial Day Weekend: Safe Travel

MassDOT Plan: Revolutionize Toll Collection Posted on May 20

MassDOT Plan: Revolutionize Toll Collection

MassDOT announced plans are underway to implement on the Tobin Bridge All Electronic Tolling (AET), a form of toll collection that saves drivers from both stopping and slowing down to pay their toll. MassDOT has scheduled a series of informational meetings to inform North Shore   …Continue Reading MassDOT Plan: Revolutionize Toll Collection

MassDOT, AAA Promote E-ZPass Posted on May 20

MassDOT, AAA Promote E-ZPass

MassDOT Secretary and CEO Richard A. Davey and Registrar of Motor Vehicles Rachel Kaprielian today joined AAA of Southern New England to announce the availability of E-ZPass transponders at 17 AAA branches across the Commonwealth. “Expanding the avenues through which motorists may join the E-ZPass   …Continue Reading MassDOT, AAA Promote E-ZPass

Salisbury: Gillis Rail Trail Connector Opens Posted on May 17

Salisbury: Gillis Rail Trail Connector Opens

MassDOT Highway Administrator Frank DePaola joined state and local officials, as well as bicycling and walking advocates to celebrate Bay State Bike Week 2013 with the opening of the Gillis Rail Trail Connector in Salisbury. The connection links existing bicycling and walking paths in Salisbury   …Continue Reading Salisbury: Gillis Rail Trail Connector Opens