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Monthly Archives: June 2013

MassDOT Announces Callahan Tunnel Rehabilitation Posted on Jun 20

MassDOT Announces Callahan Tunnel Rehabilitation

MassDOT today announced plans to perform a complete rehabilitation of the Callahan Tunnel, which carries traffic from Boston’s North End to Logan International Airport and Route 1A in East Boston.  The project will require a complete closure of the tunnel for approximately three months beginning   …Continue Reading MassDOT Announces Callahan Tunnel Rehabilitation

Fall River Route 79/I-195 Project Advances Posted on Jun 19

Fall River Route 79/I-195 Project Advances

The MassDOT Board of Directors today voted to move forward with the $197 million Fall River Route 79/I-195 Interchange Project, the final of five Mega Projects in the Patrick Administration’s historic Accelerated Bridge Program.  The Fall River project improves safety and removes an elevated structure that   …Continue Reading Fall River Route 79/I-195 Project Advances

RMV Guardian Angel Operation Inspects School Vehicles Posted on Jun 18

RMV Guardian Angel Operation Inspects School Vehicles

MassDOT Registrar of Motor Vehicles Rachel Kaprielian today participated in Operation Guardian Angel XII, a joint RMV/Boston Police inspection enforcement of school pupil vehicles, also known as 7D vehicles, that transport children across the City of Boston.   The RMV is charged with licensing school pupil   …Continue Reading RMV Guardian Angel Operation Inspects School Vehicles

Fore River Bridge Work Schedule Update Posted on Jun 17

Fore River Bridge Work Schedule Update

Beginning during the week of June 24, a third shift will be added to the Fore River Bridge replacement project running from 11:00 PM to 7:00 AM, putting the project into 24-hour operation. The third shift is expected to last for approximately two weeks. A   …Continue Reading Fore River Bridge Work Schedule Update

Registry: Annual Low Number License Plate Lottery Posted on Jun 14

Registry: Annual Low Number License Plate Lottery

MassDOT’s Registry of Motor Vehicles Division is now accepting applications for the 2013 Low Number License Plate Lottery. The annual drawing gives drivers a chance to win a plate from a low number cache that the Registry is able to make available each year.   “We   …Continue Reading Registry: Annual Low Number License Plate Lottery

Framingham: Bridge Dedication for MassDOT Engineer Posted on Jun 12

Framingham: Bridge Dedication for MassDOT Engineer

MassDOT Secretary and CEO Richard A. Davey, Highway Administrator Frank DePaola, Representative Chris Walsh, and other elected officials today attended the dedication of the Route 9 Bridge over the Sudbury River in Framingham for Greg Vilidnitsky. MassDOT Engineer Vilidnitsky was struck and killed on Sept.   …Continue Reading Framingham: Bridge Dedication for MassDOT Engineer

Callahan Tunnel Rehabilitation Public Meetings Set Posted on Jun 11

Callahan Tunnel Rehabilitation Public Meetings Set

MassDOT has scheduled two public information meetings in Boston regarding the Callahan Tunnel Rehabilitation Project as follows: Thursday, June 20 – 6:30pm, Nazzaro Community Center, 30 North Bennet Street Wednesday, June 26 – 6:30pm, East Boston High School, 86 White Street The project includes rehabilitation   …Continue Reading Callahan Tunnel Rehabilitation Public Meetings Set

South Station: Looking to the Past and the Future Posted on Jun 10

South Station: Looking to the Past and the Future

Posted by Kate Fichter, South Station Expansion Project Manager Over the last six weeks, MassDOT staff have been analyzing public comments received on the Environmental Notification Form for the expansion of Boston South Station.  Responses to those comments, as well as detailed technical information, will   …Continue Reading South Station: Looking to the Past and the Future

Worcester Route 9 Bridge Public Hearing Set Posted on Jun 7

Worcester Route 9 Bridge Public Hearing Set

  MassDOT is inviting the public to attend an informational meeting on the design of the Route 9 Belmont Street Bridge over I-290 in Worcester.  The meeting will be held as follows: Thursday, June 13, 7 p.m., UMass Memorial Hospital Campus, Amphitheater, Building North 1, 119 Belmont Street,   …Continue Reading Worcester Route 9 Bridge Public Hearing Set

Preserving Falcons, One Nest at a Time Posted on Jun 7

Preserving Falcons, One Nest at a Time

A longstanding partnership between MassDOT and the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife's Natural Heritage and Endangered Species Program to preserve the rare Peregrine Falcon species is now a proven success.  Peregrines at the I-90 bridge over the Connecticut River in Chicopee/West Springfield have nested   …Continue Reading Preserving Falcons, One Nest at a Time