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Monthly Archives: July 2013

Safe Routes to School: “Stepping Out to Summer” Posted on Jul 15

Safe Routes to School: “Stepping Out to Summer”

The school year may be over, but walking and bicycling to school initiatives are still going strong. MassDOT’s Safe Routes to School program is educating elementary and middle school aged children on the importance of walking and biking to school through our Stepping Out to   …Continue Reading Safe Routes to School: “Stepping Out to Summer”

Weston I-90/I-95 New Traffic Pattern Begin July 17 Posted on Jul 11

Weston I-90/I-95 New Traffic Pattern Begin July 17

Beginning on Wednesday, July 17, motorists will encounter a new traffic pattern at the I-90/I-95 interchange in Weston. The temporary change is intended to help alleviate traffic congestion. If a two-week trial period proves successful as models predict, the new traffic pattern will be made   …Continue Reading Weston I-90/I-95 New Traffic Pattern Begin July 17

Whittier Bridge/I-95: Preliminary Work Begins Posted on Jul 10

Whittier Bridge/I-95: Preliminary Work Begins

Preliminary work is underway this week as MassDOT contractors move forward on the Whittier Bridge/I-95 Improvement Project.  The preliminary work to prepare for major construction will require day and night lane closures within the project limits. Lane closures will be in the north and southbound   …Continue Reading Whittier Bridge/I-95: Preliminary Work Begins

Longfellow Bridge: Detour Begins July 20 Posted on Jul 9

Longfellow Bridge: Detour Begins July 20

Beginning on July 20, MassDOT will begin major construction activity on the Longfellow Bridge connecting Boston and Cambridge over the Charles River.  As part of the rehabilitation project, the bridge will be closed for vehicular travel in the Cambridge-bound direction. One vehicle travel lane to Boston, MBTA Red Line service inbound and   …Continue Reading Longfellow Bridge: Detour Begins July 20

Bay State Bike Week: 14,000 Participants Posted on Jul 8

Bay State Bike Week: 14,000 Participants

MassDOT, MassRIDES and MassBike wrapped up a successful 4th annual Bay State Bike Week on Sunday, May 19th with more than 14,000 riders participating.  Bay State Bike Week is a statewide celebration of cycling, featuring bicycle-focused events that are coordinated at the local level and   …Continue Reading Bay State Bike Week: 14,000 Participants

South Station: Summer Destination Gateway Posted on Jul 5

South Station: Summer Destination Gateway

Posted by Kate Fichter, South Station Expansion Project Manager As we think about the future potential of Boston South Station, we can also take the time to celebrate that summer has finally arrived in Boston and that South Station provides a gateway to many seasonal   …Continue Reading South Station: Summer Destination Gateway

July 4: Travel Safely, Use Public Transit Posted on Jul 2

July 4: Travel Safely, Use Public Transit

MassDOT encourages safe travel during the upcoming July 4 holiday.  Before you drive, check our live Traffic Cameras web page for a look at current traffic. Drivers may sign up for the 511 traveler information service to receive alerts via email, text or telephone. MassDOT   …Continue Reading July 4: Travel Safely, Use Public Transit

Longfellow Bridge Public Meeting July 10 Posted on Jul 1

Longfellow Bridge Public Meeting July 10

MassDOT has scheduled a Public Information Meeting for the Longfellow Bridge Rehabilitation Project as follows: Wednesday, July 10, 7:00-9:00 pm, MIT, Building E25, Room 111, 45 Carleton Street, Cambridge Complete rehabilitation of the iconic Longfellow Bridge will begin this summer. The meeting will include presentation   …Continue Reading Longfellow Bridge Public Meeting July 10

Inspiring Railway Stations of the World Posted on Jul 1

Inspiring Railway Stations of the World

By Kate Fichter,  South Station Expansion Project Manager As MassDOT prepares Boston South Station for expansion, we invite you to consider other landmark railway stations from around the world.  The South Station Expansion website now features a slideshow of images of some of the greatest   …Continue Reading Inspiring Railway Stations of the World