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Monthly Archives: September 2015

Lexington Route 2 Bridges: As Construction Advances, So Does Environmental Protection Posted on Sep 30

Lexington Route 2 Bridges: As Construction Advances, So Does Environmental Protection

MassDOT is not only replacing bridges for the Route 2/I-95 Bridge Replacement Project in Lexington, it’s also taking steps to ensure the surrounding environment is protected and improved (see the project map on our website). “Greening” measures will safeguard a key neighbor of the construction   …Continue Reading Lexington Route 2 Bridges: As Construction Advances, So Does Environmental Protection

Brockton: West Elm Street Project Groundbreaking Celebrated Posted on Sep 29

Brockton: West Elm Street Project Groundbreaking Celebrated

MassDOT Highway Administrator Thomas J. Tinlin today joined Brockton Mayor Bill Carpenter along with state and local elected officials to celebrate the groundbreaking for the West Elm Street Roadway Reconstruction Project. The $3.7 million project will improve traffic control and enhance safety along a nearly   …Continue Reading Brockton: West Elm Street Project Groundbreaking Celebrated

Lexington: Route 2/I-95 Project Update Posted on Sep 25

Lexington: Route 2/I-95 Project Update

MassDOT’s Route 2/I-95 Bridge Replacement Project moves forward in fall 2015 with upcoming work-related ramp closures. The Exit 52A ramp from Route 2 East to I-95 South and Exit 29A from I-95 South to Route 2 East will be closed from 8:00 PM on Friday,   …Continue Reading Lexington: Route 2/I-95 Project Update

MBTA: Pilot Program to Increase Recycling Posted on Sep 23

MBTA: Pilot Program to Increase Recycling

At busy Alewife Station, seven-foot tall kiosks built with 100 percent recycled materials offer MBTA users the space and information to recycle on the go. The two kiosks are part of a pilot program designed by MassRecycle in partnership with the MBTA, the Massachusetts Beverage   …Continue Reading MBTA: Pilot Program to Increase Recycling

MassDOT Team Joins Hub on Wheels Bike Event Posted on Sep 23

MassDOT Team Joins Hub on Wheels Bike Event

Team MassDOT on Wheels this week joined Boston’s annual Hub on Wheels event and completed a successful 30+ mile route around the city! MassDOT’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Program Coordinator Peter Sutton and Team were pleased to participate in the city-wide bike ride on September 20.   …Continue Reading MassDOT Team Joins Hub on Wheels Bike Event

MBTA Fiscal and Management Control Board Releases First Report Posted on Sep 22

MBTA Fiscal and Management Control Board Releases First Report

In its first report to the Legislature, the MBTA Fiscal and Management Control Board (FMCB) detailed underlying problems at the MBTA that are even more serious and deep-seated than reported in April by the Governor’s Special Panel to Review the MBTA. The FMCB’s baseline analysis   …Continue Reading MBTA Fiscal and Management Control Board Releases First Report

Clean Air Challenge: September 20-27 Posted on Sep 18

Clean Air Challenge: September 20-27

Take the Challenge! By participating in the Massachusetts Clean Air Challenge commuters will improve air-quality by choosing more sustainable transportation options during the week-long promotion. This year, Massachusetts challenges you to explore your commuting options from September 20th-27th by choosing greener modes of transportation including   …Continue Reading Clean Air Challenge: September 20-27

MBTA Winter Resiliency Work Continues through October Posted on Sep 17

MBTA Winter Resiliency Work Continues through October

On Saturday, September 19th, and continuing through October, Red Line service between JFK/UMass and Quincy Center will be temporarily suspended on weekends to allow workers to make the subway more resilient to harsh winter weather conditions. On weekends when workers will be replacing third rail   …Continue Reading MBTA Winter Resiliency Work Continues through October

Whittier Bridge Update: Amesbury I-95 Ramp to Close Posted on Sep 16

Whittier Bridge Update: Amesbury I-95 Ramp to Close

As part of MassDOT’s Whittier Bridge/I-95 Improvement Project, the Route 110 on-ramp to I-95 North in Amesbury will be closed beginning on Monday, September 21 for approximately five weeks. The 24-hour-a-day/7-day-a-week closure is necessary to demolish and reconstruct the on-ramp to I-95 North over the   …Continue Reading Whittier Bridge Update: Amesbury I-95 Ramp to Close

I-91 Viaduct Project Public Meeting Set Posted on Sep 14

I-91 Viaduct Project Public Meeting Set

MassDOT will hold a Public Information Meeting for the I-91 Viaduct Rehabilitation Project as follows: Thursday, September 24, 6:30pm, Basketball Hall of Fame, 1000 Hall of Fame Avenue, Springfield The meeting will provide an update on major construction that will begin during this upcoming winter   …Continue Reading I-91 Viaduct Project Public Meeting Set