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Monthly Archives: August 2013

Worcester-Shrewsbury: Burns Bridge Progress Posted on Aug 30

Worcester-Shrewsbury: Burns Bridge Progress

New steel arches are in place and roadway construction underway in late summer as part of the $89 million Kenneth F. Burns Memorial Bridge Replacement Project on Route 9 over Lake Quinsigamond in Worcester and Shrewsbury. The aerial view at left shows the superstructure of   …Continue Reading Worcester-Shrewsbury: Burns Bridge Progress

Somerville-Boston I-93: HOV Lane Reminder Posted on Aug 29

Somerville-Boston I-93: HOV Lane Reminder

MassDOT reminds drivers that the I-93 southbound High Occupancy Vehicle lane in Somerville and Boston is restricted to vehicles with two or more passengers only during weekdays between 6:00 AM and 10:00 AM. MassDOT in June started the $12.75 million project to make bridge and   …Continue Reading Somerville-Boston I-93: HOV Lane Reminder

Labor Day Travel Safety Posted on Aug 27

Labor Day Travel Safety

MassDOT encourages safe travel during the upcoming Labor Day holiday weekend. Heaviest Labor Day traffic on I-90 is expected Thursday and Friday westbound and Monday afternoon-evening eastbound.  The number of toll transactions on the Turnpike from Weston to the New York border on the Friday   …Continue Reading Labor Day Travel Safety

Stay Informed: MBTA Government Center Station Project Posted on Aug 27

Stay Informed: MBTA Government Center Station Project

The MBTA has announced that Government Center Station will be closed beginning in spring 2014 for approximately two years while crews upgrade the station into a modern, fully accessible and safer facility. Improvements will make Government Center Station accessible for the first time and include   …Continue Reading Stay Informed: MBTA Government Center Station Project

Fall River Bridge Dedication Posted on Aug 23

Fall River Bridge Dedication

MassDOT Highway Division representatives were pleased to join federal, state, and local officials along with family members for today’s dedication in Fall River of the SPC Scott A. Andrews Memorial Bridge on North Main Street at the Route 79 overpass. Specialist Scott A. Andrews of   …Continue Reading Fall River Bridge Dedication

Longfellow Bridge: MBTA Red Line Diversion Postponed Posted on Aug 21

Longfellow Bridge: MBTA Red Line Diversion Postponed

The August 24 and 25 MBTA Red Line Weekend Diversion has been POSTPONED. The MBTA Red Line diversion planned for this weekend has been postponed to the weekend of Saturday, Sept. 14 and Sunday, Sept. 15.   The Massachusetts Department of Transportation is rehabilitating the   …Continue Reading Longfellow Bridge: MBTA Red Line Diversion Postponed

Weston I-90/I-95 Traffic Pattern Pilot Moves Forward Posted on Aug 20

Weston I-90/I-95 Traffic Pattern Pilot Moves Forward

MassDOT Highway Administrator Frank DePaola today announced the continuation of the congestion relief pilot at the I-90/I-95 Interchange in Weston.  Following a successful trial period, MassDOT overnight tonight will take another step toward making the traffic pattern permanent by removing cones and barrels and striping   …Continue Reading Weston I-90/I-95 Traffic Pattern Pilot Moves Forward

RMV Service Hours Change at 6 Branches Posted on Aug 20

RMV Service Hours Change at 6 Branches

MassDOT’s Registry of Motor Vehicles Division has announced an upcoming adjustment to business hours at six RMV branches. Beginning Monday, September 9, branches in Brockton, Lawrence, Milford, Springfield, Taunton and Worcester will open for business at 9am, instead of the current 8am opening. Traditionally thought   …Continue Reading RMV Service Hours Change at 6 Branches

Visit South Station Expansion Team August 21-22 Posted on Aug 19

Visit South Station Expansion Team August 21-22

South Station always bustles with crowds of travelers, and the popular new Cape Flyer train has brought additional energy to the Grand Concourse this summer.  Thousands of riders have had their weekend journeys to and from Cape Cod eased by riding the rails, instead of   …Continue Reading Visit South Station Expansion Team August 21-22

Car-Free Week: September 16-22 Posted on Aug 19

Car-Free Week: September 16-22

Mark your calendars! Massachusetts will celebrate a week of Car-Free activity from September 16th – 22nd. Massachusetts Car-Free Week is an extension of World Car-Free Day, an annual event which has quickly spread to over 1,000 cities in 40 countries around the globe. Car-Free Week   …Continue Reading Car-Free Week: September 16-22