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Monthly Archives: June 2015

July 4th Holiday Services Update Posted on Jun 30

July 4th Holiday Services Update

MassDOT encourages safe travel during the upcoming July 4 holiday weekend.  Before you drive, check our live Traffic Cameras web page to view current conditions. Traffic is especially heavy at the I-84 interchange at Exit 9 in Sturbridge on the day before the holiday and   …Continue Reading July 4th Holiday Services Update

MassDOT Board Approves Contract for 325 New MBTA Buses Posted on Jun 29

MassDOT Board Approves Contract for 325 New MBTA Buses

The MassDOT Board of Directors today approved a contract for the manufacture and delivery of 325 new state-of-the-art replacement buses for the MBTA fleet. “This is a major step in the process in modernizing the MBTA’s bus fleet and provides an important resource for millions   …Continue Reading MassDOT Board Approves Contract for 325 New MBTA Buses

Medford Cradock Bridge: I-93 Route 16 Westbound Ramp Closure Posted on Jun 26

MassDOT is scheduled to close the I-93 Route 16 Westbound off ramp on Monday, June 29, at 7:00 AM to begin construction on the Cradock Bridge Project in Medford. The off ramp is scheduled to be closed for the duration of the project through approximately   …Continue Reading Medford Cradock Bridge: I-93 Route 16 Westbound Ramp Closure

MassDOT Begins Phase 2 of Improvements Under I-93/Southeast Expressway Posted on Jun 25

MassDOT Begins Phase 2 of Improvements Under I-93/Southeast Expressway

MassDOT announced a Notice to Proceed has been issued for the second phase of the Infra-Space 1 Project to redevelop state-owned property under the elevated portion of I-93/Southeast Expressway, between Albany Street and Frontage Road. The revitalized area is scheduled to include a 175-space surface   …Continue Reading MassDOT Begins Phase 2 of Improvements Under I-93/Southeast Expressway

Bruce Freeman Rail Trail Next Phase Moves Forward Posted on Jun 25

Bruce Freeman Rail Trail Next Phase Moves Forward

MassDOT Secretary and CEO Stephanie Pollack joined elected officials and supporters today to celebrate the groundbreaking for Phase 2A of the Bruce Freeman Rail Trail. When completed, the Rail Trail will be located through the communities of Lowell, Chelmsford, Westford, Carlisle, Acton, Concord, Sudbury, and   …Continue Reading Bruce Freeman Rail Trail Next Phase Moves Forward

MBTA Service to “The Wall That Heals” Vietnam Memorial in Gloucester Posted on Jun 25

MBTA Service to "The Wall That Heals" Vietnam Memorial in Gloucester

The MBTA and Keolis Commuter Services are pleased to provide round-trip train service from Boston North Station to Gloucester during the July 9-July 12 visit of The Wall That Heals, the traveling replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. The round trip service   …Continue Reading MBTA Service to “The Wall That Heals” Vietnam Memorial in Gloucester

GreenDOT: MassDOT Solar Project in Plymouth Posted on Jun 24

GreenDOT: MassDOT Solar Project in Plymouth

Engineering works have begun on another solar farm on MassDOT’s highway right-of-way on Route 3 in Plymouth. Once complete the site will be home to 649 kilowatts of solar voltaic panels, enough to power approximately 120 Massachusetts homes. Contractors were on site in June installing   …Continue Reading GreenDOT: MassDOT Solar Project in Plymouth

Tobin Bridge Toll Amnesty Ends on June 30 Posted on Jun 23

Tobin Bridge Toll Amnesty Ends on June 30

MassDOT is reminding customers of the changes to the fine structure to the all-electronic, Pay-By-Plate, toll collection system on the Tobin Bridge. The toll amnesty program started Monday, June 1, and is scheduled to end on June 30. The amnesty is in place so drivers   …Continue Reading Tobin Bridge Toll Amnesty Ends on June 30

Baker-Polito Administration Pledges Funding for Springfield Union Station Full Redevelopment Posted on Jun 22

Baker-Polito Administration Pledges Funding for Springfield Union Station Full Redevelopment

Governor Charlie Baker and Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito today committed the remaining funds necessary to reach the total goal required to complete the redevelopment of Union Station in Springfield. Lt. Governor Polito joined Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno, Congressman Richard E. Neal and MassDOT officials for   …Continue Reading Baker-Polito Administration Pledges Funding for Springfield Union Station Full Redevelopment

A Renewed Waterfront for Fall River Posted on Jun 22

A Renewed Waterfront for Fall River

Thanks to MassDOT’s Route 79/Braga Bridge Improvements Project, Fall River residents and visitors are once again enjoying sweeping views and easier access to their waterfront. City Pier and points north along the Taunton River shoreline have been hidden from view since the elevated Route 79   …Continue Reading A Renewed Waterfront for Fall River