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Monthly Archives: October 2015

Whittier Bridge Project Milestone: Traffic Shift to New Span Posted on Oct 29

Whittier Bridge Project Milestone: Traffic Shift to New Span

MassDOT’s Whittier Bridge I-95 Improvement Project will reach a major milestone on Wednesday, November 4 at 6:00 AM, when I-95 northbound traffic will shift to the new Whittier Bridge span. The contractor will realign northbound traffic on I-95 North between the Pine Hill Road/Ferry Road   …Continue Reading Whittier Bridge Project Milestone: Traffic Shift to New Span

MBTA: Weekend Red Line Service Suspensions for Winter Resiliency Work Posted on Oct 28

MBTA: Weekend Red Line Service Suspensions for Winter Resiliency Work

Over the next four weekends, train service will be suspended on certain segments of the Red Line, as workers continue to ready the subway system for upcoming winter weather. The MBTA will suspend Red Line service this weekend, October 31 and November 1, between JFK/UMass   …Continue Reading MBTA: Weekend Red Line Service Suspensions for Winter Resiliency Work

MassDOT Urges Drivers: Slow Down on Springfield I-91 Viaduct Posted on Oct 27

MassDOT Urges Drivers: Slow Down on Springfield I-91 Viaduct

As major construction advances in Springfield for the I-91 Viaduct Rehabilitation Project, MassDOT urges drivers to slow down and use caution in the work zone. In August, MassDOT lowered the speed limits on the I-91 viaduct to ensure the safety of drivers and construction workers.   …Continue Reading MassDOT Urges Drivers: Slow Down on Springfield I-91 Viaduct

Malden: MBTA Replaces Culvert under Orange Line in One Weekend Posted on Oct 26

MBTA and Keolis Commuter Services engineers and a team from LM Heavy Civil Construction completed a major repair project in a single weekend: replacing a failed culvert under MBTA Orange Line and commuter rail tracks in Malden. After a sinkhole had developed near the tracks   …Continue Reading Malden: MBTA Replaces Culvert under Orange Line in One Weekend

Longfellow Bridge Project Update: Traffic Shifts Posted on Oct 26

Longfellow Bridge Project Update: Traffic Shifts

Beginning on Monday, November 2, and lasting for three months, MassDOT’s contractor will shift vehicle, bike, and pedestrian travel spaces on the Longfellow Bridge to accommodate modified Stage 2 early construction of the Red Line temporary track on the downstream roadway. From November 2, 2015   …Continue Reading Longfellow Bridge Project Update: Traffic Shifts

Lt. Governor Polito Launches Highways Solar Energy Program Posted on Oct 23

Lt. Governor Polito Launches Highways Solar Energy Program

Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito this week joined MassDOT Secretary and CEO Stephanie Pollack, Highway Administrator Tom Tinlin, State Representative Tom Sannicandro, and Ameresco President George Sakellaris to celebrate the completion of the MassDOT Highway Right of Way Solar Photovoltaic Energy Program Phase IA. This program   …Continue Reading Lt. Governor Polito Launches Highways Solar Energy Program

Kenneth Green Named MBTA Transit Police Chief Posted on Oct 21

Kenneth Green Named MBTA Transit Police Chief

MBTA General Manager Frank DePaola today announced that he has selected Acting MBTA Transit Police Chief Kenneth Green to serve in the position permanently. “I am very pleased to make this announcement today,” said DePaola. “Policing in a public transit environment poses unique challenges, and   …Continue Reading Kenneth Green Named MBTA Transit Police Chief

MBTA: Public Invited to Pick Exterior Designs for New Subway Cars Posted on Oct 20

MBTA: Public Invited to Pick Exterior Designs for New Subway Cars

The MBTA announced today that on-line voting is now open to allow the public to select the exterior designs for the new Green, Orange and Red Line cars. “The manufacture and delivery of new rail cars will go a long way to enhancing MBTA service   …Continue Reading MBTA: Public Invited to Pick Exterior Designs for New Subway Cars

Secretary Pollack: Join our Capital Conversations Posted on Oct 19

Secretary Pollack: Join our Capital Conversations

        Posted by: Stephanie Pollack, MassDOT Secretary & Chief Executive Officer At MassDOT, we are always working on plans for future investments in the Commonwealth’s transportation system. This year alone, MassDOT and the MBTA together will spend $3 billion on transportation capital   …Continue Reading Secretary Pollack: Join our Capital Conversations

MassDOT, State Police Launch I-90 Toll Plaza Safety Awareness Campaign Posted on Oct 19

MassDOT, State Police Launch I-90 Toll Plaza Safety Awareness Campaign

MassDOT and the Massachusetts State Police today launched a Toll Plaza Safety Awareness Campaign to call attention to enhanced safety measures currently in place at toll booth plazas across the Commonwealth. This campaign was launched following the tragic death of a MassDOT toll collector in   …Continue Reading MassDOT, State Police Launch I-90 Toll Plaza Safety Awareness Campaign