The Patrick-Murray Administration announced the $36.9 million reconstruction of both the northbound and southbound lanes of Interstate 495 in Lowell is moving forward as part of the historic $3 billion, eight-year Accelerated Bridge Program. The "design-build" project will repair six bridges- two over the Boston & Maine and MBTA railroad, two crossing Woburn Street and two over the Concord River. Three lanes will operate at peak hours at all times in both directions for the duration of the project, with some work done at night. Construction is scheduled for completion by late 2010.
“Design/build is a critically important feature of the Accelerated Bridge Program, which MassHighway is treating as a laboratory of innovation,” said MassHighway Commissioner Luisa Paiewonsky. “We are reducing the timeframes for these projects while ensuring that safety and environmental protection are emphasized.”
Chelsea: Silver Line Gateway Project Bridge Closure posted on May 22
MassDOT will close the Washington Avenue Bridge in Chelsea on Tuesday, May 26 at 10:00 AM as part of the Silver Line Gateway Project. Appropriate detour signs will be in place to redirect traffic and pedestrians, and identify relocated bus stops. The bridge closure is …Continue Reading Chelsea: Silver Line Gateway Project Bridge Closure
MBTA: Refurbished Green Line Trolleys Returning to Service posted on May 22
The first MBTA Green Line refurbished trolley car was returned to service this week. T personnel are completing test runs on the next refurbished car to return to service in the coming days. These are the first of 86 that are being refurbished. All 86 …Continue Reading MBTA: Refurbished Green Line Trolleys Returning to Service
Travel Safely Memorial Day Weekend! posted on May 20
MassDOT encourages travelers to plan ahead and travel safely during the Memorial Day holiday weekend. The heaviest traffic is expected Thursday, Friday, and Monday afternoons and early evenings. Drivers are encouraged to make travel plans accordingly and if possible avoid peak traffic volumes between 1pm …Continue Reading Travel Safely Memorial Day Weekend!