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Monthly Archives: December 2017

MassDOT: $1 Billion Invested in Roads, Bridges, Sidewalks and Paths in 2017 Posted on Dec 29

MassDOT: $1 Billion Invested in Roads, Bridges, Sidewalks and Paths in 2017

MassDOT has announced that approximately $1 billion was invested in improving and upgrading roads, bridges, sidewalks, multi-use paths, and intersections across the state in calendar year 2017. This $1 billion in capital investments included repairs and improvements to 386 bridges in 123 communities and improved   …Continue Reading MassDOT: $1 Billion Invested in Roads, Bridges, Sidewalks and Paths in 2017

New Year’s Holiday Travel Advisory Posted on Dec 28

New Year's Holiday Travel Advisory

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation, MBTA, and Massachusetts State Police remind travelers to plan ahead for the New Year’s holiday, take public transportation if possible, and drive sober and limit distractions if behind the wheel of a vehicle. “We encourage everyone who is traveling or   …Continue Reading New Year’s Holiday Travel Advisory

Springfield: I-91 Viaduct Project Milestone Reached Posted on Dec 27

Springfield: I-91 Viaduct Project Milestone Reached

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation is pleased to announce that crews and contractors have reached the full beneficial use milestone for the $148 million I-91 Viaduct Rehabilitation Project approximately nine months ahead of schedule, meaning that the majority of construction work is now completed and   …Continue Reading Springfield: I-91 Viaduct Project Milestone Reached

MassDOT: Holiday Winter Travel Advisory Posted on Dec 24

MassDOT: Holiday Winter Travel Advisory

With winter weather expected in parts of Massachusetts beginning Sunday evening, MassDOT advises the public to minimize or delay travel if possible during this event and make informed and safe decisions before driving. “The weather forecast is calling for snow to begin on Sunday evening   …Continue Reading MassDOT: Holiday Winter Travel Advisory

Plan Ahead! Holiday Travel Advisory Posted on Dec 21

Plan Ahead! Holiday Travel Advisory

MassDOT is reminding the public to plan ahead if traveling this holiday season, make informed decisions before heading out onto the roadways or using mass transit, utilize MassDOT’s many travel tools and resources, and to drive sober and limit distractions if behind the wheel of   …Continue Reading Plan Ahead! Holiday Travel Advisory

Methuen Rotary Project: Major Milestone Reached Posted on Dec 21

Methuen Rotary Project: Major Milestone Reached

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation has announced that crews have reached the full beneficial use milestone for the $66.4 million Methuen Rotary Project, meaning that the majority of construction work is now completed and motorists can enjoy the full benefits of this project. This major   …Continue Reading Methuen Rotary Project: Major Milestone Reached

Federal Funds Issued for MBTA Green Line Extension Project Posted on Dec 21

Federal Funds Issued for MBTA Green Line Extension Project

The Federal Transit Administration today informed the MBTA Green Line Extension (GLX) Project Team that it has released the first $100 million installment of the total approved $1 billion in federal funding for the 4.7-mile light rail line from Cambridge to Medford, marking another milestone   …Continue Reading Federal Funds Issued for MBTA Green Line Extension Project

I-90 Allston Interchange Improvement Project: Public Comment Period Extended Posted on Dec 20

I-90 Allston Interchange Improvement Project: Public Comment Period Extended

MassDOT has announced that in response to community input, it has further extended the public comment period for the Draft Environmental Impact Report for the I-90 Allston Interchange Improvement Project to February 9, 2018. This extension will ensure all interested parties have ample time to   …Continue Reading I-90 Allston Interchange Improvement Project: Public Comment Period Extended

Santa Claus Adds Second E-ZPass Transponder to Account Posted on Dec 19

Santa Claus Adds Second E-ZPass Transponder to Account

MassDOT is pleased to announce it has provided Santa Claus of the North Pole with a second “universal” transponder for use by Mrs. Claus. E-ZPass transponders are available at any customer service center, at Registry of Motor Vehicle service locations and can be obtained via www.ezdrivema.com,   …Continue Reading Santa Claus Adds Second E-ZPass Transponder to Account

Natick: Marion Street Bridge Opens Ahead of Schedule Posted on Dec 16

Natick: Marion Street Bridge Opens Ahead of Schedule

MassDOT is pleased to announce that the bridge that carries Marion Street over the MBTA railroad tracks in Natick reopened to vehicular and pedestrian traffic Friday, several months ahead of schedule. “We are proud of the hard work of our MassDOT crews and contractors who   …Continue Reading Natick: Marion Street Bridge Opens Ahead of Schedule