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Monthly Archives: August 2014

MassDOT: New #DOTspeak Safety Messages Posted on Aug 14

MassDOT: New #DOTspeak Safety Messages

 MassDOT Secretary & CEO Richard Davey and Highway Administrator Frank DePaola today announced the winners of the #DOTspeak Highway Message Board Contest. After receiving hundreds of entries, MassDOT has selected three winners from the social media contest that solicited creative messages on how to combat   …Continue Reading MassDOT: New #DOTspeak Safety Messages

E-ZPass Sign Up: Beverly, Revere, Saugus, Malden Posted on Aug 13

E-ZPass Sign Up: Beverly, Revere, Saugus, Malden

MassDOT E-ZPass outreach efforts are adding new customers at an unprecedented pace. More than 39,000 new E-ZPass transponders have been issued since All-Electronic Tolling began on the Tobin Bridge on July 21! Tolls on the Tobin are collected electronically through the E-ZPass transponder or via   …Continue Reading E-ZPass Sign Up: Beverly, Revere, Saugus, Malden

Methuen- I-93 Rotary Project Update Posted on Aug 11

Methuen- I-93 Rotary Project Update

MassDOT crews will begin nighttime operations on the Methuen Rotary Reconstruction Project beginning tonight, Monday, August 11 and lasting for approximately three to four months. Temporary lane closures will be implemented on I-93 Northbound and I-93 Southbound to allow for pavement marking application and setting   …Continue Reading Methuen- I-93 Rotary Project Update

MassDOT Highway: Emergency Response Manual Posted on Aug 10

MassDOT Highway: Emergency Response Manual

The MassDOT Highway Division as of August 4, 2014, working in concert with its public safety and life safety partners, adopted and executed a revised Unified Response Manual (URM) for the Massachusetts Highway System. The URM establishes consensus among the Commonwealth’s various first-responder agencies with   …Continue Reading MassDOT Highway: Emergency Response Manual

Healthy Transportation Compact Public Meeting Posted on Aug 9

Healthy Transportation Compact Public Meeting

MassDOT is leading the nation in how we think about the intersection between health and transportation. The award winning Healthy Transportation Compact, created as part of 2009 Transportation Reform signed by Governor Deval Patrick, is a multi-state agency collaboration to balance all transportation modes, expand   …Continue Reading Healthy Transportation Compact Public Meeting

MassDOT: Investing in Sustainable Communities Posted on Aug 8

MassDOT: Investing in Sustainable Communities

MassDOT Secretary and CEO Richard A. Davey and MBTA General Manager Dr. Beverly Scott opened this week’s 10th Annual Sustainability and Public Transportation Workshop sponsored by the American Public Transit Association (APTA) in Boston. Secretary Davey listed the imperatives for focusing on sustainable transportation in   …Continue Reading MassDOT: Investing in Sustainable Communities

MBTA Joins Family’s Joy: A Son’s Life Saved, His Brother Now Ready to Serve Posted on Aug 7

MBTA Joins Family's Joy: A Son's Life Saved, His Brother Now Ready to Serve

A year that began in near tragedy for the Bossart family turned to celebration this week, with MBTA employees and the MBTA Transit Police Academy honored to have played a role in a story with a very happy ending. In late January, 24-year old Kevin   …Continue Reading MBTA Joins Family’s Joy: A Son’s Life Saved, His Brother Now Ready to Serve

Plan Ahead: Bowker Overpass Work Ramp Closure Posted on Aug 6

Plan Ahead: Bowker Overpass Work Ramp Closure

Motorists are urged to plan ahead on Saturday, August 9 as MassDOT construction work on the Bowker Overpass will require ramp closures and detour. On Saturday, August 9, the Storrow Drive Eastbound, Fenway Route 1 South off ramp will be closed from the hours of   …Continue Reading Plan Ahead: Bowker Overpass Work Ramp Closure

Somerville: McGrath Highway Gilman Street Bridge Update Posted on Aug 6

MassDOT’s McGrath Highway over Gilman Street Bridge Project will require travel lane reductions and traffic pattern changes. Beginning on Thursday, August 7, 8:00pm, travel lanes on McGrath Highway between Pearl Street and Medford Street will be reduced from three travel lanes in each direction to   …Continue Reading Somerville: McGrath Highway Gilman Street Bridge Update

Boston: Morton Street “Heavy Lift” Bridge Installation Posted on Aug 5

Boston: Morton Street "Heavy Lift" Bridge Installation

MassDOT announced the installation of the new Morton Street Bridge in Mattapan will begin Friday, August 8. MassDOT will close the Morton Street Bridge for the final demolition and installation of the new bridge. The bridge will close for the move at 9:00 PM on   …Continue Reading Boston: Morton Street “Heavy Lift” Bridge Installation