Quick Access to MassDOT main site.

MassDOT Blog

The Official Blog of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation

Monthly Archives: July 2015

Governor Baker Appoints 5-Member MBTA Fiscal Management & Control Board Posted on Jul 17

Governor Baker Appoints 5-Member MBTA Fiscal Management & Control Board

Governor Charlie Baker today appointed the five-member Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority’s (MBTA) Fiscal Management and Control Board (FMCB) and designated Joe Aiello as Chair immediately after signing into law the Fiscal Year 2016 budget. A key reform recommended by the Governor’s MBTA Special Panel following   …Continue Reading Governor Baker Appoints 5-Member MBTA Fiscal Management & Control Board

Fall River Route 79: Roadways Open, Detours Modified July 18 Posted on Jul 17

Fall River Route 79: Roadways Open, Detours Modified July 18

The Route 79/Braga Bridge Improvements Project in Fall River moves forward with roadway segments to be opened and new detour routes implemented by sundown on Saturday, July 18.  Detour routes for on-ramps to I-195 east and westbound and for Route 79/138 have been modified to   …Continue Reading Fall River Route 79: Roadways Open, Detours Modified July 18

MassDOT Secretary Pollack, MBTA Mark Americans With Disabilities Act 25th Anniversary Posted on Jul 16

MassDOT Secretary Pollack, MBTA Mark Americans With Disabilities Act 25th Anniversary

Secretary of Transportation Stephanie Pollack and the MBTA are looking forward to joining advocates for people with disabilities, community groups, local officials, and the City of Boston in celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the Americans With Disabilities Act, Wednesday, July 22nd. Hundreds of people   …Continue Reading MassDOT Secretary Pollack, MBTA Mark Americans With Disabilities Act 25th Anniversary

MBTA Red Line Winter Resiliency Work Posted on Jul 15

MBTA Red Line Winter Resiliency Work

Beginning on Saturday, July 25, and continuing on selected weekends through the month of August, Red Line service between JFK/Umass and North Quincy stations will be temporarily suspended to allow workers to make the subway more resilient to harsh winter weather conditions. The work is   …Continue Reading MBTA Red Line Winter Resiliency Work

Methuen Rotary Project Shows Progress Posted on Jul 15

Methuen Rotary Project Shows Progress

The Methuen Rotary I-93 Interchange Reconstruction Project at Routes 110 and 113 shows visible progress as construction continues in summer 2015. MassDOT contractors are reconstructing the I-93 Exit 46 interchange at Routes 110 and 113 in Methuen, replacing the existing rotary with a partial cloverleaf   …Continue Reading Methuen Rotary Project Shows Progress

Somerville-Boston: I-93 South Resurfacing Begins July 7th Posted on Jul 7

Somerville-Boston: I-93 South Resurfacing Begins July 7th

MassDOT crews on Tuesday evening, July 7th, will begin overnight pavement milling and resurfacing work on I-93 South between Exit 30 (Route 38) in Somerville and a point south of Exit 26 (Leverett Circle) just north of the Zakim Bridge in Boston. The work will   …Continue Reading Somerville-Boston: I-93 South Resurfacing Begins July 7th

I-95 Add-A-Lane Project Update Posted on Jul 6

I-95 Add-A-Lane Project Update

MassDOT’s I-95/Route 128 Add-a-Lane Project final phase continues to move forward during the month of July. Throughout the week of July 6, MassDOT contractor Barletta Heavy Division will continue construction operations with work performed during both the standard working hours of 7:00AM to 3:00PM and   …Continue Reading I-95 Add-A-Lane Project Update

MassDOT: Prioritizing Capital Projects Recommendations Posted on Jul 2

MassDOT: Prioritizing Capital Projects Recommendations

MassDOT Secretary and CEO Stephanie Pollack today announced the publication of new recommendations for the evaluation and prioritization of proposed capital projects. The recommendations have been submitted to MassDOT by an independent Project Selection Advisory Council, which has worked for 18 months to develop a   …Continue Reading MassDOT: Prioritizing Capital Projects Recommendations

MassDOT Secretary Pollack Launches Youth Pass Pilot Program Posted on Jul 1

MassDOT Secretary Pollack Launches Youth Pass Pilot Program

MassDOT Secretary & CEO Stephanie Pollack launched a year-long pilot program that will provide MBTA monthly passes to up to 1,500 youth between the ages of 12 and 21 in the cities of Boston, Somerville, Chelsea and Malden. At Roxbury’s Dudley Station, Secretary Pollack was   …Continue Reading MassDOT Secretary Pollack Launches Youth Pass Pilot Program