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Monthly Archives: November 2019

Thanksgiving Week Travel Advisory Posted on Nov 22

Thanksgiving Week Travel Advisory

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation is encouraging members of the public to plan ahead for the Thanksgiving holiday travel period by recognizing that traffic volumes and the number of travelers on public transportation will be higher than normal.  Drivers and transit customers should use the   …Continue Reading Thanksgiving Week Travel Advisory

Massachusetts To Install Mile-Based Exit Numbers On Major Highways Posted on Nov 20

Massachusetts To Install Mile-Based Exit Numbers On Major Highways

MassDOT is announcing it is taking steps to install federally-mandated mile-based exit signs on the Commonwealth’s major and limited access highways, including, but not limited to, I-90, I-93, I-95, Route 3 and I-495. Public meetings will be held in the coming months to provide information   …Continue Reading Massachusetts To Install Mile-Based Exit Numbers On Major Highways

MBTA: Winter Preparation Posted on Nov 19

MBTA: Winter Preparation

The MBTA announced infrastructure, vehicle, and management initiatives undertaken this year that continue the MBTA’s continually improving preparations in advance of the winter season. In advance of this winter season, a number of actions related to infrastructure have been taken to best prepare the MBTA   …Continue Reading MBTA: Winter Preparation

MassDOT, MAPFRE Insurance Reminder: Avoid “Blackout Wednesday” and Buckle Up This Thanksgiving Posted on Nov 12

MassDOT, MAPFRE Insurance Reminder: Avoid “Blackout Wednesday” and Buckle Up This Thanksgiving

The two most traveled holidays are upon us, with the first being Thanksgiving weekend. From Wednesday, November 27th through Monday, December 2nd, all drivers should be aware of the factors that make this holiday one of the deadliest for our roadways. According to the National   …Continue Reading MassDOT, MAPFRE Insurance Reminder: Avoid “Blackout Wednesday” and Buckle Up This Thanksgiving

I-90 Allston Multimodal Project: Document Online, Public Comments Encouraged Posted on Nov 6

I-90 Allston Multimodal Project: Document Online, Public Comments Encouraged

MassDOT is inviting the public to an informational meeting on Thursday, November 7, between 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. which is being hosted by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to introduce the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Scoping Document for MassDOT’s I-90 Allston Multimodal Project.    …Continue Reading I-90 Allston Multimodal Project: Document Online, Public Comments Encouraged

Worcester: Kelley Square Public Meeting November 20th Posted on Nov 6

Worcester: Kelley Square Public Meeting November 20th

A Public Information Meeting for the Worcester Kelley Square Improvement Project has been scheduled as follows: Wednesday, November 20, 6PM, Crompton Collective White Room, 138 Green Street. MassDOT and its general contractor for the project, J.H. Lynch, will discuss the project’s overall construction phasing, key   …Continue Reading Worcester: Kelley Square Public Meeting November 20th

Veterans Day Weekend Advisory Posted on Nov 6

Veterans Day Weekend Advisory

MassDOT is advising the public to plan ahead for Veterans Day Weekend if driving or in need of vehicle inspections or other Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) transactions.   Due to a scheduled technology upgrade, no motor vehicle inspections will be possible on November 9, 10,   …Continue Reading Veterans Day Weekend Advisory

Natick: Boden Lane Bridge to Remain Closed Posted on Nov 5

Natick: Boden Lane Bridge to Remain Closed

MassDOT is announcing that the Boden Lane Bridge in Natick is permanently closed and will be torn down.  Following an incident last week, a detailed inspection of the bridge structure was conducted, and the MassDOT Highway Division has determined that the bridge is not safe   …Continue Reading Natick: Boden Lane Bridge to Remain Closed

MBTA: Major Improvements at Natick Center Station Approved Posted on Nov 5

MBTA: Major Improvements at Natick Center Station Approved

The MBTA’s Fiscal and Management Control Board awarded a $36 million contract for station and accessibility improvements at Natick Center Station on the Framingham/Worcester Commuter Rail Line. Natick Center Station will be rebuilt with 2 elevators, 2 accessible ramps, and 3 new stairways. The ground level train   …Continue Reading MBTA: Major Improvements at Natick Center Station Approved

Registry of Motor Vehicles Services Unavailable Veterans Day Weekend Posted on Nov 1

Registry of Motor Vehicles Services Unavailable Veterans Day Weekend

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) is announcing that due to its final upgrade to new technology, ATLAS, no customer service transactions can be conducted starting at 6 p.m., Friday, November 8 and until 7 a.m., Tuesday, November 12. Only   …Continue Reading Registry of Motor Vehicles Services Unavailable Veterans Day Weekend