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Monthly Archives: October 2013

Belmont: Trapelo Road Project Advances Posted on Oct 11

Belmont: Trapelo Road Project Advances

MassDOT’s Highway Administrator Frank DePaola joined state and local elected officials from Belmont and Watertown for the groundbreaking of the Trapelo Road reconstruction project. The project is a full reconstruction of 2.5 miles of Trapelo Road and Belmont Street extending from Mill Street to Ericsson   …Continue Reading Belmont: Trapelo Road Project Advances

Callahan Tunnel Closure Begins December 27 Posted on Oct 11

Callahan Tunnel Closure Begins December 27

The Callahan Tunnel Rehabilitation Project requires a full tunnel closure that is expected to last up to two-and-a-half months, starting on Dec. 27, 2013 through March 12, 2014. The $34.9 million project includes rehabilitation of the 52-year old tunnel’s deck, curb line, gutters and replacement   …Continue Reading Callahan Tunnel Closure Begins December 27

New Highway Assistance Patrol Vehicles Unveiled Posted on Oct 10

New Highway Assistance Patrol Vehicles Unveiled

MassDOT Secretary and CEO Richard A. Davey and Highway Administrator Frank DePaola today joined legislative leaders and State Police to welcome MAPFRE USA President and CEO Jaime Tamayo to unveil MassDOT’s new Highway Assistance Patrol incident response vehicles sponsored by MAPFRE | Commerce Insurance and   …Continue Reading New Highway Assistance Patrol Vehicles Unveiled

Columbus Day Weekend Heavy Traffic Expected Posted on Oct 9

Columbus Day Weekend Heavy Traffic Expected

MassDOT advises highway travelers to plan for one of the busiest days of the year on our toll roads this Friday ahead of the three-day Columbus Day weekend. Last year, the Friday before Columbus Day was the second busiest day on the Turnpike with 690,000   …Continue Reading Columbus Day Weekend Heavy Traffic Expected

Fall River: Braga Bridge Project Traffic Impacts Posted on Oct 9

Fall River: Braga Bridge Project Traffic Impacts

MassDOT contractors for the Route 79/Braga Bridge Improvements Project will begin work on the Braga Bridge the evening of Tuesday, October 15. Braga Bridge/I-195 westbound and eastbound right lane and breakdown lane construction zones will be set up for steel repair and painting beginning the   …Continue Reading Fall River: Braga Bridge Project Traffic Impacts

October: General Aviation Month Posted on Oct 8

October: General Aviation Month

Governor Deval Patrick has proclaimed October as “General Aviation Month” in honoring the Commonwealth’s 39 public use airports, including Boston Logan International Airport.  A MassDOT Statewide Airport Economic Impact Study found that public use airports support 124,000 direct and indirect jobs and generate a total   …Continue Reading October: General Aviation Month

Marshfield Airport Improvements Move Forward Posted on Oct 7

Marshfield Airport Improvements Move Forward

MassDOT Aeronautics Division Administrator Christopher Willenborg joined State Senator Robert Hedlund, Representative James Cantwell, state, local and airport officials for today’s groundbreaking ceremony for the Marshfield Municipal Airport Improvement Project. The $15.2 million project now underway includes the reconstruction of Marshfield Airport Runway 06/24 along   …Continue Reading Marshfield Airport Improvements Move Forward

Whittier Bridge/I-95 Public Meeting Set Posted on Oct 7

Whittier Bridge/I-95 Public Meeting Set

A Public Information Meeting for MassDOT’s Whittier Bridge/I-95 Project  has been scheduled as follows:: Wednesday, October 23, 7 PM, Amesbury High School, 5 Highland Street, Amesbury The purpose of this meeting is to provide the public with the opportunity to comment on the 75% Design   …Continue Reading Whittier Bridge/I-95 Public Meeting Set

Moving Together Conference: October 23 Posted on Oct 7

Moving Together Conference: October 23

MassDOT invites you to register this week for the Moving Together 2013 Conference.  The conference is scheduled as follows: Wednesday, October 23, 7:45 AM – 4:00 PM,  Park Plaza Hotel, 50 Park Plaza, Boston This year’s conference features leaders and workshops advancing Healthy Transportation and   …Continue Reading Moving Together Conference: October 23

South Station History: Chapel a 1st in U.S. Posted on Oct 4

South Station History: Chapel a 1st in U.S.

Boston claims many firsts, including the nation’s first public park, school, library, and of course, subway system, which opened in 1897. But, first chapel located inside a railroad terminal? It’s true. Our Lady of the Railways Chapel opened in South Station on February 21, 1955.   …Continue Reading South Station History: Chapel a 1st in U.S.