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Monthly Archives: November 2013

Fall River, New Bedford Rail Line Improvements Posted on Nov 14

Fall River, New Bedford Rail Line Improvements

The Patrick Administration today announced MassDOT is beginning construction to rehabilitate the Fall River and New Bedford railroad lines, a necessary step toward providing South Coast Rail service. Thousands of rail ties and spikes will be installed along 33 miles of right-of-way leading to Fall   …Continue Reading Fall River, New Bedford Rail Line Improvements

Worcester-Shrewsbury: Burns Bridge Winter Update Posted on Nov 14

Worcester-Shrewsbury: Burns Bridge Winter Update

Roadway and bridge construction continues in fall 2013 and a Winter Advisory has been issued for Lake Quinsigamond as part of the $89 million Kenneth F. Burns Memorial Bridge Replacement Project on Route 9 over the lake in Worcester and Shrewsbury. The Burns Bridge Replacement   …Continue Reading Worcester-Shrewsbury: Burns Bridge Winter Update

Tobin Bridge: All Lanes Open Through Spring 2014 Posted on Nov 12

Tobin Bridge: All Lanes Open Through Spring 2014

  MassDOT crews have reopened all three lanes of the Tobin Bridge in the northbound and southbound directions. Periodic lane closures may still occur during the next few weeks to complete lane markings and continue steel repair. Work requiring permanent lane closures will resume in   …Continue Reading Tobin Bridge: All Lanes Open Through Spring 2014

Fore River Bridge Project Public Meeting Posted on Nov 12

Fore River Bridge Project Public Meeting

MassDOT will hold a public information meeting to update the Fore River Bridge Replacement Project as follows: Thursday, November 21, 6:30 – 8:30 PM, Abigail Adams Middle School Auditorium, 89 Middle St, Weymouth The purpose of this meeting is to provide an overview of the   …Continue Reading Fore River Bridge Project Public Meeting

Fall River: Route 79/Davol Street Corridor Public Meeting Posted on Nov 9

MassDOT will hold a public informational meeting on Thursday, November 21 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. in the auditorium of the Massachusetts Department of Recreation’s Visitors Center at the Fall River Heritage State Park. The meeting will provide an opportunity to discuss a MassDOT study   …Continue Reading Fall River: Route 79/Davol Street Corridor Public Meeting

Whittier Bridge/I-95 Project Update Posted on Nov 8

Whittier Bridge/I-95 Project Update

MassDOT’s design/build contractor for the Whittier Bridge/I-95 Improvement Project will continue work during the weeks of November 10 and 17. 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   …Continue Reading Whittier Bridge/I-95 Project Update

Seaport Advisory Council Funds Port Improvements Posted on Nov 7

MassDOT Transportation Secretary and Chair of the Seaport Advisory Council Richard A. Davey today announced the Seaport Advisory Council grant program awarded more than $18 million in funding to support infrastructure improvements and job creation along the Commonwealth’s coast. “As the Patrick Administration continues to   …Continue Reading Seaport Advisory Council Funds Port Improvements

Attleboro RTA Intermodal Center Celebrated Posted on Nov 7

Attleboro RTA Intermodal Center Celebrated

MassDOT Secretary Richard A. Davey joined Governor Deval Patrick today in celebrating the grand opening of the Greater Attleboro Regional Transit Authority (GATRA) Intermodal Center, which will create more accessible transportation options for residents of Attleboro and its surrounding communities. Governor Patrick also announced over   …Continue Reading Attleboro RTA Intermodal Center Celebrated

Route 79/Braga Bridge Project Traffic Detours Posted on Nov 6

Route 79/Braga Bridge Project Traffic Detours

MassDOT contractors for the Route 79/Braga Bridge Improvements Project will begin implementing traffic detours on Tuesday, Nov. 12. The detour routes will be phased in over a four-day period and will be fully phased in overnight on Friday, Nov. 15, into Saturday, Nov. 16.   Once   …Continue Reading Route 79/Braga Bridge Project Traffic Detours

Swampscott: Safe Routes to School Improvements Posted on Nov 5

Swampscott: Safe Routes to School Improvements

MassDOT today joined students, parents and local leaders to celebrate the completion of pedestrian access and safety improvements at Swampscott’s Stanley Elementary School. The improvements, constructed by MassDOT with funds from the Federal Highway Administration and support through MassDOT’s Safe Routes to School Program, created   …Continue Reading Swampscott: Safe Routes to School Improvements