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Monthly Archives: March 2017

MBTA Red Line Corridor Improvements: Public Meetings Set Posted on Mar 31

MBTA Red Line Corridor Improvements: Public Meetings Set

The MBTA, which is already purchasing new cars and upgrading signal and other infrastructure on the Red Line, will discuss major improvements and renovations at stations and garages on the South Shore at four public meetings that begin next week. State-of-the-art safety features, major accessibility   …Continue Reading MBTA Red Line Corridor Improvements: Public Meetings Set

Winter Driving Conditions Reminders Posted on Mar 31

Winter Driving Conditions Reminders

MassDOT reminds the public to monitor weather conditions and make informed and safe decisions about travel through Saturday. Drivers are advised to lower their speeds, give themselves extra time to reach their destinations, and remember MassDOT’s message, “Don’t Crowd the Plow” – stay behind snow   …Continue Reading Winter Driving Conditions Reminders

Baker-Polito Administration Awards $16 Million for 36 Municipal Small Bridge Projects Posted on Mar 29

Baker-Polito Administration Awards $16 Million for 36 Municipal Small Bridge Projects

The Baker-Polito Administration today awarded $16 million to 36 communities for the funding of preservation, repair or replacement of bridges with spans of 10 to 20 feet. The funding is the first round of awards through the administration’s Municipal Small Bridge Program, and was announced   …Continue Reading Baker-Polito Administration Awards $16 Million for 36 Municipal Small Bridge Projects

MassDOT Announces Quaboag Connector Van Service Pilot Posted on Mar 28

MassDOT Announces Quaboag Connector Van Service Pilot

MassDOT announced today that a new “Quaboag Connector” van transportation service is available for residents in the Quaboag Valley region which includes the towns of Belchertown, Brookfield, Hardwick, Monson, Palmer, Ware, Warren and West Brookfield. The curb-to-curb service has begun as a 12-month pilot that   …Continue Reading MassDOT Announces Quaboag Connector Van Service Pilot

Aeronautics: Baker-Polito Administration Awards Funding to Minute Man Air Field Posted on Mar 28

Aeronautics: Baker-Polito Administration Awards Funding to Minute Man Air Field

The Baker-Polito Administration’s Department of Transportation (MassDOT) has announced an award of $850,000 to Minute Man Air Field in Stow for a project to make necessary repairs and reconstruction improvements. MassDOT Aeronautics Administrator Jeffrey DeCarlo joined State Representative Kate Hogan, elected and local officials, municipal   …Continue Reading Aeronautics: Baker-Polito Administration Awards Funding to Minute Man Air Field

Worcester: Belmont Street Bridge Opens Posted on Mar 23

Worcester: Belmont Street Bridge Opens

MassDOT has announced that the Belmont Street Bridge that carries Route 9 over Interstate 290 in Worcester is now open to its permanent configuration. The bridge now features two eastbound lanes toward Shrewsbury, two westbound lanes toward Lincoln Square and a newly-added, left-turn lane through   …Continue Reading Worcester: Belmont Street Bridge Opens

South Coast Rail: Notice of Project Change Posted on Mar 22

South Coast Rail: Notice of Project Change

The Baker-Polito Administration’s Department of Transportation (MassDOT) has filed a Notice of Project Change (NPC) for the South Coast Rail (SCR) Project with the Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act (MEPA) Office on March 15, 2017. The Notice advances South Coast Rail as a phased project that   …Continue Reading South Coast Rail: Notice of Project Change

Tobin Bridge Repair, Preservation Project Posted on Mar 22

Tobin Bridge Repair, Preservation Project

MassDOT will begin operations this week on an upcoming project to repair, clean and preserve by painting a section of the Tobin Memorial Bridge which carries Route 1 over the Mystic River and between the Charlestown neighborhood of Boston and Chelsea. MassDOT crews and contractors   …Continue Reading Tobin Bridge Repair, Preservation Project

I-90 Toll Plaza Reconstruction Progress Posted on Mar 21

I-90 Toll Plaza Reconstruction Progress

The MassDOT I-90 Toll Demolition and Road Reconstruction Project continues in spring 2017 with work progress on or ahead of schedule at all 23 locations. Each work location has its own unique traffic management and construction management plans. All work is contingent upon the weather.   …Continue Reading I-90 Toll Plaza Reconstruction Progress