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Monthly Archives: August 2016

Longfellow Bridge: Construction Stages Combined to Save Time Posted on Aug 22

Longfellow Bridge: Construction Stages Combined to Save Time

MassDOT and its contractor, White-Skanska-Consigli (WSC), are combining Stages 4 and 6 of Longfellow Bridge Project construction in August 2016 to complete the project sooner. MassDOT began the multimodal shifts to accommodate the combined stages following relocation of the Red Line trains in mid-July. All   …Continue Reading Longfellow Bridge: Construction Stages Combined to Save Time

MassDOT Announces Appointment of Leonard Fournier as Tollpayer Advocate Posted on Aug 22

MassDOT Announces Appointment of Leonard Fournier as Tollpayer Advocate

MassDOT today announced the appointment of Leonard Fournier as Tollpayer Advocate. The tollpayer advocate serves without compensation and advocates on behalf of tollpayers to ensure that their interests are fully understood and considered by the MassDOT Board of Directors in its deliberations and decisions. The   …Continue Reading MassDOT Announces Appointment of Leonard Fournier as Tollpayer Advocate

RMV: Increased Availability of Junior Operator License Guide Posted on Aug 19

RMV: Increased Availability of Junior Operator License Guide

The Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) announced the delivery of a newly designed guidebook to optimize the 40 hours of supervised driving that teens are required to complete under parental supervision prior to receiving their license. “We are excited to partner with Travelers Marketing,   …Continue Reading RMV: Increased Availability of Junior Operator License Guide

Lincoln/Concord: Route 2/Crosby’s Corner Lane Closures Posted on Aug 18

Lincoln/Concord: Route 2/Crosby's Corner Lane Closures

MassDOT has announced lane closures for the Route 2/Crosby’s Corner Reconstruction Project beginning on Sunday, August 21. From August 21 to September 3, daily lane closures will occur along the eastbound side of Route 2 between 9:30 AM and 5:30 PM. On the westbound side,   …Continue Reading Lincoln/Concord: Route 2/Crosby’s Corner Lane Closures

Methuen Rotary Update: Route 110/113 Realignment August 20 Posted on Aug 17

Methuen Rotary Update: Route 110/113 Realignment August 20

MassDOT has announced that Route 110/113 traffic will be realigned to travel under the newly constructed I-93 bridge in Methuen on Saturday August 20, 2016.  The existing rotary will no longer be in use as of August 20, 2016. Westbound traffic on Route 110/113 traveling   …Continue Reading Methuen Rotary Update: Route 110/113 Realignment August 20

Longfellow Bridge: Final “Salt and Pepper” Tower Capstone Placed Posted on Aug 15

Longfellow Bridge: Final "Salt and Pepper" Tower Capstone Placed

MassDOT announced today that the final capstone for the iconic “salt and pepper” towers of the historic Longfellow Bridge was placed on the downstream Boston tower on Monday, August 15, 2016. The downstream Cambridge tower was capped on Thursday, August 4. With the final tower   …Continue Reading Longfellow Bridge: Final “Salt and Pepper” Tower Capstone Placed

Fore River Bridge Milestone: New Bridge Span to be Installed Posted on Aug 12

Fore River Bridge Milestone: New Bridge Span to be Installed

The Baker-Polito Administration and MassDOT today announced that a major project milestone has been reached with the Fore River Bridge Project: the scheduled move from land to water to installation of a new bridge span which is longer than a football field. MassDOT Secretary and   …Continue Reading Fore River Bridge Milestone: New Bridge Span to be Installed

Governor Baker Signs Legislation Investing in Local Transportation Infrastructure Posted on Aug 11

Governor Baker Signs Legislation Investing in Local Transportation Infrastructure

Governor Charlie Baker has signed legislation supporting major new investments in the Commonwealth’s local transportation infrastructure, including a $50 million Municipal Small Bridge Program, the broadening of the Complete Streets Funding Program to support projects in more municipalities, and a $750 million authorization for federal   …Continue Reading Governor Baker Signs Legislation Investing in Local Transportation Infrastructure

MBTA Invites Public to View Best Public Transit App Finalist Presentations Posted on Aug 9

MBTA Invites Public to View Best Public Transit App Finalist Presentations

The MBTA is inviting the public to view presentations from finalists in the T’s contest to select and officially endorse the best app for accessing real-time MBTA information. The event will be held Friday, August 12, at the State Transportation building, 2nd floor Conference Room   …Continue Reading MBTA Invites Public to View Best Public Transit App Finalist Presentations

Methuen Rotary Milestone: I-93 South Off-Ramp Opens August 13 Posted on Aug 9

Methuen Rotary Milestone: I-93 South Off-Ramp Opens August 13

MassDOT has announced that the new off-ramp from I-93 South to Route 110/113 in Methuen will open to traffic on Saturday, August 13, 2016. Exiting traffic will join Route 110/113 west of the existing rotary. A new traffic signal installed at the base of the   …Continue Reading Methuen Rotary Milestone: I-93 South Off-Ramp Opens August 13