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Monthly Archives: July 2015

MassDOT Secretary Announces MBTA Leadership Team Posted on Jul 30

MassDOT Secretary Announces MBTA Leadership Team

Today, MassDOT Secretary Stephanie Pollack announced Brian Shortsleeve will serve as the Chief Administrator for the MBTA, working alongside the newly appointed Fiscal and Management Control Board (FMCB), interim General Manager Frank DePaola, who will continue in his current role focusing solely on operations and   …Continue Reading MassDOT Secretary Announces MBTA Leadership Team

MBTA Orange Line Service Alert: Suspension of Weekend Service August 1-2 Posted on Jul 29

MBTA Orange Line Service Alert: Suspension of Weekend Service August 1-2

The MBTA has scheduled necessary track maintenance activities on the Orange Line for this weekend, Saturday, August 1st and Sunday, August 2nd. Weekend service will be suspended between Forest Hills and Ruggles Stations. During the suspension of service, work crews will remove and replace rail   …Continue Reading MBTA Orange Line Service Alert: Suspension of Weekend Service August 1-2

Longfellow Bridge: August Closures Update Posted on Jul 29

Longfellow Bridge: August Closures Update

The Longfellow Bridge Rehabilitation Project moves forward with demolition work that will require bridge closures. MassDOT’s contractor, White-Skanska-Consigli JV (WSC), will periodically close the Longfellow Bridge to all vehicular traffic beginning on Saturday, August 1 through Friday, August 21. The closures are necessary to safely   …Continue Reading Longfellow Bridge: August Closures Update

Green Line Extension Community Outreach Event Posted on Jul 29

Green Line Extension Community Outreach Event

The Green Line Extension Project team including contractor Barletta Heavy Division this week participated in a touch-a-truck event with the Power Kids summer enrichment program in Medford. Approximately 60 youth from the Power Kids program grades K-11 had an up close view of the construction   …Continue Reading Green Line Extension Community Outreach Event

Barre: Town Common Project Moves Forward Posted on Jul 28

Barre: Town Common Project Moves Forward

MassDOT Highway Administrator Thomas J. Tinlin joined elected officials to celebrate the groundbreaking of the Barre Town Common Improvements Project. Located in the center of Barre, at the junction of Routes 122, 32, and 62, the Barre Town Common Improvement Project will redesign the five   …Continue Reading Barre: Town Common Project Moves Forward

Casey Arborway: Night Work Begins July 26 Posted on Jul 24

Casey Arborway: Night Work Begins July 26

As part of the ongoing Casey Arborway Project, night work will resume beginning Sunday, July 26th through Thursday, July 30 and continue for approximately 5 weeks. Night work hours are 8PM to 6AM. Night work is necessary for public safety and will take place with   …Continue Reading Casey Arborway: Night Work Begins July 26

Burns Bridge Update: Traffic Shift Posted on Jul 22

Burns Bridge Update: Traffic Shift

The Kenneth F. Burns Memorial Bridge project in Worcester-Shrewsbury continues to move toward completion. A traffic shift will take place tonight, Wednesday, July 22nd, when eastbound traffic will be shifted from the northern half of the Burns Bridge to its permanent location on the bridge’s   …Continue Reading Burns Bridge Update: Traffic Shift

MBTA Fiscal and Management Control Board Convenes First Meeting Posted on Jul 21

MBTA Fiscal and Management Control Board Convenes First Meeting

The five-member Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority’s (MBTA) Fiscal and Management Control Board (FMCB) appointed by Governor Charlie Baker convened its first public meeting today at the State Transportation Building in Boston. The Board represents a key reform recommended by the Governor’s MBTA Special Panel following   …Continue Reading MBTA Fiscal and Management Control Board Convenes First Meeting

Freight Rail Infrastructure Grants Support Economic Growth Posted on Jul 20

Freight Rail Infrastructure Grants Support Economic Growth

MassDOT today announced the awarding of five grants totaling just over $2 million for industrial rail projects as part of the 2015 Industrial Rail Access Program (IRAP). Among the grants awarded: $383,913 to Borden & Remington Corp. for Mass Coastal RR rail siding rehab and   …Continue Reading Freight Rail Infrastructure Grants Support Economic Growth

Springfield: I-91 Viaduct Overnight Lane Closures through Fall 2015 Posted on Jul 20

Springfield: I-91 Viaduct Overnight Lane Closures through Fall 2015

MassDOT contractors began construction work in early July to prepare the I-91 Viaduct for rehabilitation. This first phase includes utility work, intersection improvements and bridge deck repairs with nightly lane restrictions. On Sunday through Thursday nights through fall 2015, one or two lanes on I-91   …Continue Reading Springfield: I-91 Viaduct Overnight Lane Closures through Fall 2015