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Monthly Archives: May 2018

Draft 2019-2023 State Transportation Improvement Program Posted on May 15

Draft 2019-2023 State Transportation Improvement Program

MassDOT announces the release of the draft State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) for Federal Fiscal Years (FFY) 2019-2023 and welcomes public comment until June 4, 2018. The STIP is a five-year investment program that prioritizes federal funds for improvements to our roadways, bridges, transit systems,   …Continue Reading Draft 2019-2023 State Transportation Improvement Program

Governor’s Commission on the Future of Transportation Listening Sessions Posted on May 15

Governor’s Commission on the Future of Transportation Listening Sessions

The Governor’s Commission on the Future of Transportation is presenting a series of five listening sessions on the Future of Transportation in Massachusetts. These sessions are open to the public and will offer an opportunity to capture ideas and discuss policy, as well as receive   …Continue Reading Governor’s Commission on the Future of Transportation Listening Sessions

I-495 Bridge Design-Build Contract Approved Posted on May 14

I-495 Bridge Design-Build Contract Approved

The MassDOT Board of Directors today approved the awarding of a Design-Build contract to SPS New England, Inc. for approximately $90 million to replace the bridge that carries Interstate 495 over the Merrimack River. The work will take place on I-495 in Haverhill, between Exits   …Continue Reading I-495 Bridge Design-Build Contract Approved

Massachusetts Avenue Bridge at Commonwealth Avenue Is Now Open For Travel Posted on May 14

Massachusetts Avenue Bridge at Commonwealth Avenue Is Now Open For Travel

MassDOT is pleased to announce that replacement of the bridge carrying Massachusetts Avenue traffic over Commonwealth Avenue in the Back Bay is complete and that the bridge is now open for travel.  Crews yesterday finished several important tasks including the forming, rebar and concrete placement   …Continue Reading Massachusetts Avenue Bridge at Commonwealth Avenue Is Now Open For Travel

Massachusetts Avenue Bridge Replacement Project Nearing Completion Posted on May 13

Massachusetts Avenue Bridge Replacement Project Nearing Completion

MassDOT is pleased to announce that replacement of the bridge carrying Massachusetts Avenue traffic over Commonwealth Avenue in the Back Bay reached a number of milestones today and the new bridge is now scheduled to open for the morning commute on Monday. Crews today finished   …Continue Reading Massachusetts Avenue Bridge Replacement Project Nearing Completion

Baker-Polito Administration Joins Community at Grand Opening of 5 Mile Segment of the Bruce Freeman Rail Trail Posted on May 11

Baker-Polito Administration Joins Community at Grand Opening of 5 Mile Segment of the Bruce Freeman Rail Trail

Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito, Highway Administrator Jonathan Gulliver, members of the Massachusetts Legislature, local leaders in Acton and community members came together today for the grand opening of the Bruce Freeman Rail Trail Phase 2A segment, an approximately 5 mile path which is the latest   …Continue Reading Baker-Polito Administration Joins Community at Grand Opening of 5 Mile Segment of the Bruce Freeman Rail Trail

Boston: Massachusetts Avenue Bridge over Commonwealth Avenue Replacement Update Posted on May 11

Boston: Massachusetts Avenue Bridge over Commonwealth Avenue Replacement Update

MassDOT today announced that work is proceeding on schedule to demolish the Massachusetts Avenue Bridge over Commonwealth Avenue in Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood. The bridge is being replaced and the new bridge is scheduled to open to travelers at 5 a.m., Tuesday, May 15. The   …Continue Reading Boston: Massachusetts Avenue Bridge over Commonwealth Avenue Replacement Update

MBTA: Digital Beacon Information Now Available within BlindWays App Posted on May 9

MBTA: Digital Beacon Information Now Available within BlindWays App

Furthering its dedication to new technologies in advancing System-Wide Accessibility initiatives, the MBTA has fully integrated the data made available through its piloted Digital Beacon Program within the latest version of the BlindWays app on Bus Routes 70 and 71 in collaboration with Raizlabs and   …Continue Reading MBTA: Digital Beacon Information Now Available within BlindWays App

Plan Ahead: Longfellow Bridge, Mass Ave Bridge Weekend Closures Posted on May 8

Plan Ahead: Longfellow Bridge, Mass Ave Bridge Weekend Closures

MassDOT reminds the public that due to scheduled work, the Longfellow Bridge over the Charles River and the Massachusetts Avenue Bridge over Commonwealth Avenue will be closed to all non-emergency vehicles on Saturday, May 12, and on Sunday, May 13. The MBTA Red Line will   …Continue Reading Plan Ahead: Longfellow Bridge, Mass Ave Bridge Weekend Closures

CapeFLYER Train to Cape Cod Returns Memorial Day Weekend Posted on May 8

CapeFLYER Train to Cape Cod Returns Memorial Day Weekend

Entering its sixth year of service, the CapeFLYER has announced that trains will again be running from Boston to Cape Cod starting on Memorial Day weekend. Service will begin on Friday, May 25th and operate on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through Labor Day. To better   …Continue Reading CapeFLYER Train to Cape Cod Returns Memorial Day Weekend