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Monthly Archives: November 2013

Whittier Bridge Project: December 2 Update Posted on Nov 29

Whittier Bridge Project: December 2 Update

MassDOT’s design/build contractor for the Whittier Bridge/I-95 Improvement Project will continue work beginning Monday, December 2. The work will require day and night lane closures on I-95 northbound and southbound throughout the project limits. Daytime closures will be limited to single lanes. Nighttime closures may   …Continue Reading Whittier Bridge Project: December 2 Update

RMV Restores License Renewal Mail Reminders Posted on Nov 25

RMV Restores License Renewal Mail Reminders

MassDOT Registrar of Motor Vehicles Rachel Kaprielian has announced birthday postcards will begin appearing in mailboxes this week across the Commonwealth to reminder drivers whose licenses expire in the month of December to renew online or head to a branch for a new picture. “The   …Continue Reading RMV Restores License Renewal Mail Reminders

Transportation Reform: Collaboration Leads to Big Savings Posted on Nov 25

Transportation Reform: Collaboration Leads to Big Savings

A vivid example of collaboration and cost savings characterized by the 2009 Transportation Reform Law has played out this year in and around the MBTA Blue Line Orient Heights Station.  Three transportation agencies managing three different projects worked closely together to save a total of   …Continue Reading Transportation Reform: Collaboration Leads to Big Savings

Thanksgiving Holiday Travel Tips Posted on Nov 21

Thanksgiving Holiday Travel Tips

MassDOT encourages Thanksgiving holiday travelers to plan ahead with the high volume of traffic on our highways and at Boston Logan International Airport expected this year. Highways will be busiest on Tuesday, Nov. 26 and Wednesday Nov. 27 and on the Sunday after the holiday.    …Continue Reading Thanksgiving Holiday Travel Tips

Saugus: E-ZPass Customer Service Center Opens Posted on Nov 21

Saugus: E-ZPass Customer Service Center Opens

MassDOT Secretary & CEO Richard A. Davey and Highway Administrator Frank DePaola today celebrated the opening of the new E-ZPass Customer Service Center located inside the Square One Mall in Saugus. The center opening comes as part of an effort to prepare motorists for the   …Continue Reading Saugus: E-ZPass Customer Service Center Opens

Longfellow Bridge Closure November 23-24 Posted on Nov 20

Longfellow Bridge Closure November 23-24

MassDOT will close the Longfellow Bridge to all motor vehicle travel, except MBTA buses, on the weekend of Saturday, November 23 through Sunday, November 24. The closures are to implement Red Line related work associated with ongoing bridge construction. Buses will replace Red Line trains for service   …Continue Reading Longfellow Bridge Closure November 23-24

Governor Patrick Announces Springfield I-91 Viaduct Project Posted on Nov 19

Governor Patrick Announces Springfield I-91 Viaduct Project

Governor Deval Patrick in Springfield today announced a $200 million investment in Phase 1 of the I-91 Springfield Viaduct project and additional funding to create a permanent home for Camp STAR Angelina at Forest Park. These investments in Greater Springfield will help unlock potential for   …Continue Reading Governor Patrick Announces Springfield I-91 Viaduct Project

Lowell: University Avenue Howe Bridge Opens Posted on Nov 19

Lowell: University Avenue Howe Bridge Opens

MassDOT Highway Division Administrator Frank DePaola joined local officials and Howe family members in celebrating today’s opening of the new Richard P. Howe Bridge on University Avenue in Lowell. The $32.5 million project replaced the bridge over the Merrimack River and Northern Canal. The new   …Continue Reading Lowell: University Avenue Howe Bridge Opens

MBTA: Government Center Station Project Work Posted on Nov 18

MBTA: Government Center Station Project Work

The MBTA Government Center Station Rehabilitation Project moves forward with work beginning this week, November 18-22, to reconfigure area roads and sidewalks. As a reminder, the station will remain OPEN through the completion of the closure of the Callahan Tunnel in March 2014.  Government Center   …Continue Reading MBTA: Government Center Station Project Work

South Station Feasts on Holiday Planning Posted on Nov 15

South Station Feasts on Holiday Planning

Expecting a crowd at your place for Thanksgiving?  Consider the job of the people who manage the transportation cornucopia that is Boston South Station, where 10 modes of transportation and more than 100,000 travelers and other visitors converge on a normal weekday. Thanksgiving week is   …Continue Reading South Station Feasts on Holiday Planning