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Yearly Archives: 2016

Allston/Brighton: I-90 Traffic Pattern Shift Posted on Dec 14

Allston/Brighton: I-90 Traffic Pattern Shift

MassDOT has announced a traffic pattern shift along I-90 (the Massachusetts Turnpike) at Interchange 19 in Allston/Brighton beginning in the evening hours tonight, Wednesday, December 14. This shift will allow for Stage 3 construction operations as part of the toll demolition and road reconstruction process   …Continue Reading Allston/Brighton: I-90 Traffic Pattern Shift

Driving in Winter Cold Weather: Be Prepared Posted on Dec 14

Driving in Winter Cold Weather: Be Prepared

Before you travel during cold weather, be prepared! Check MassDOT’s tips for preparing your vehicle for winter driving and carrying important winter car supplies in your vehicle. Preparing your vehicle for winter driving Keeping your vehicle in top operating condition is especially important to avoid   …Continue Reading Driving in Winter Cold Weather: Be Prepared

MBTA Purchases an Additional 120 New Red Line Cars Posted on Dec 13

MBTA Purchases an Additional 120 New Red Line Cars

In a move that will result in an entirely new fleet of MBTA Red Line cars, the Fiscal and Management Control Board (FMCB) voted to order 120 additional Red Line cars from the CRRC MA Corporation. Having an entire fleet comprised of the same make   …Continue Reading MBTA Purchases an Additional 120 New Red Line Cars

I-91 Viaduct Project Introduces Dynamic Lane Merge Pilot Program Posted on Dec 10

I-91 Viaduct Project Introduces Dynamic Lane Merge Pilot Program

Beginning in mid to late December, drivers will notice some new message signs on I-91 South as they approach the work zone of the I-91 Viaduct Rehabilitation Project in Springfield. MassDOT is implementing a pilot program for a Dynamic Lane Merge System to improve traffic   …Continue Reading I-91 Viaduct Project Introduces Dynamic Lane Merge Pilot Program

MassDOT, AAA NE Celebrate RMV Service Location in South Attleboro Posted on Dec 9

MassDOT, AAA NE Celebrate RMV Service Location in South Attleboro

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV), in partnership with AAA Northeast (AAA), announced today that the South Attleboro AAA Branch, located at 405 Washington Street, now offers select RMV license and registration services to AAA members. With the addition of South   …Continue Reading MassDOT, AAA NE Celebrate RMV Service Location in South Attleboro

Weston: I-90 Traffic Pattern Shifts Posted on Dec 8

Weston: I-90 Traffic Pattern Shifts

MassDOT today announced upcoming traffic pattern shifts along I-90 at Interchange 14 in Weston beginning tonight to allow for Stage 3 construction operations in the toll demolition and road reconstruction process. These Stage 3 traffic shifts and construction operations were scheduled to take place in   …Continue Reading Weston: I-90 Traffic Pattern Shifts

City of Everett, MBTA: Broadway Bus Lane Pilot Program Posted on Dec 8

The MBTA and the City of Everett are piloting a bus-only lane on Broadway between Ferry St and Route 16 this week, Monday-Friday, December 5-9. The bus-only lane is keeping Routes 97, 104, 109, 110, and 112 ahead of other traffic! Check out this brief   …Continue Reading City of Everett, MBTA: Broadway Bus Lane Pilot Program

MassDOT, Oregon Signs Mark Route 20- Longest Continuous Road in U.S. Posted on Dec 8

MassDOT, Oregon Signs Mark Route 20- Longest Continuous Road in U.S.

MassDOT and the community of Newport, Oregon have installed mileage signs marking each end of Route 20, the longest continuous road in the United States. Highway Administrator Thomas J. Tinlin joined City of Boston officials and MassDOT personnel at an event today to unveil MassDOT’s   …Continue Reading MassDOT, Oregon Signs Mark Route 20- Longest Continuous Road in U.S.

All Electronic Tolling Update: Travel Times, Next Phase Work Posted on Dec 7

All Electronic Tolling Update: Travel Times, Next Phase Work

MassDOT is pleased to announce that it is continuing the process of road reconstruction and toll plaza infrastructure demolition activities following the implementation of the All Electronic Tolling (AET) program on October 28 on I-90 between New York to Boston. “All Phase One toll plaza   …Continue Reading All Electronic Tolling Update: Travel Times, Next Phase Work

MassDOT: Plan Ahead During Winter Driving Season Posted on Dec 7

MassDOT: Plan Ahead During Winter Driving Season

MassDOT advises travelers to drive safely and plan ahead as Winter driving season is now in full swing. Drivers are encouraged to lower their speeds during inclement weather and use the appropriate resources to make an informed decision regarding their travel plans. MassDOT strongly urges   …Continue Reading MassDOT: Plan Ahead During Winter Driving Season