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Monthly Archives: March 2014

Governor Patrick Celebrates MBTA Yawkey Station Opening Posted on Mar 10

Governor Patrick Celebrates MBTA Yawkey Station Opening

Governor Deval Patrick today celebrated the grand opening of the new Yawkey Commuter Rail Station and the start of enhanced Commuter Rail service on the Framingham/ Worcester Line. The Yawkey Commuter Rail station, which serves Fenway Park and the Longwood Medical area, is now fully   …Continue Reading Governor Patrick Celebrates MBTA Yawkey Station Opening

Longfellow Bridge: Preserving “Salt and Pepper” Towers Posted on Mar 10

Longfellow Bridge: Preserving “Salt and Pepper” Towers

After careful historical and engineering review during preliminary and final design of the Longfellow Bridge Rehabilitation Project, MassDOT developed a plan to dismantle, clean, restore and re-set the granite stones of the iconic “salt and pepper” towers of the Longfellow Bridge. The plan will safely   …Continue Reading Longfellow Bridge: Preserving “Salt and Pepper” Towers

Callahan Tunnel Scheduled to Open Monday, March 10 Posted on Mar 7

Callahan Tunnel Scheduled to Open Monday, March 10

MassDOT Secretary & CEO Richard A. Davey and Highway Administrator Frank DePaola today announced the closure portion of the Callahan Tunnel Rehabilitation Project is coming to an end, and barring any unforeseen delays, the tunnel that carries traffic from Downtown to East Boston and Logan   …Continue Reading Callahan Tunnel Scheduled to Open Monday, March 10

Longfellow Bridge: “Salt and Pepper” Towers Work Posted on Mar 5

Longfellow Bridge: “Salt and Pepper” Towers Work

More than 100 years after the last stone was set on the “salt and pepper” towers of the Longfellow Bridge, MassDOT will begin dismantling the towers for storage, cleaning, and repair as part of the Longfellow Bridge Rehabilitation Project.  The work is anticipated to begin   …Continue Reading Longfellow Bridge: “Salt and Pepper” Towers Work

Green Line Extension Funds in Presidential Budget Posted on Mar 5

Green Line Extension Funds in Presidential Budget

President Obama in his budget released this week recommended federal funding to support the Green Line Extension, marking a significant milestone for a project that will bring thousands of new jobs to the region and create new economic opportunity. The President’s proposal includes $100 million   …Continue Reading Green Line Extension Funds in Presidential Budget

Burns Bridge Project: Demolition Underway Posted on Mar 5

Burns Bridge Project: Demolition Underway

One of the Patrick Administration’s Accelerated Bridge Program “mega projects” continues to advance ahead of schedule in Worcester-Shrewsbury. As of early March, traffic has been completely shifted to the first half of the new Kenneth F. Burns Memorial Bridge. This milestone was reached four months   …Continue Reading Burns Bridge Project: Demolition Underway

MBTA Government Center Closing: Public Meetings Posted on Mar 4

MBTA Government Center Closing: Public Meetings

The MBTA Government Center Station will be closed beginning on Saturday, March 22, 2014, for two years while crews reconstruct the station into a fully accessible, safer, modern, more comfortable facility.  The station will reopen in spring 2016. Public presentations regarding the Government Center Project   …Continue Reading MBTA Government Center Closing: Public Meetings

Callahan Tunnel: Work on Schedule Posted on Mar 3

Callahan Tunnel: Work on Schedule

MassDOT Highway Administrator Frank DePaola says construction work is on schedule as part of the $19.3 million rehabilitation of the Callahan Tunnel.  DePaola provided the media with an update during a tour of the tunnel structure. The tunnel is scheduled to reopen on March 12,   …Continue Reading Callahan Tunnel: Work on Schedule