A top priority for MassDOT is delivering construction projects safely, quickly, and efficiently to reopen roads and bridges faster and reduce inconvenience for drivers and residents. That means exploring all new, innovative ways to streamline project delivery.
And this week, MassDOT joined the Federal Highway Administration, Construction Industries of Massachusetts and the American Council of Engineering Companies of Massachusetts for a productive “Innovative Contracting Workshop” with those priorities in mind.
MassDOT, federal, and industry experts shared information on the feasibility, advantages and challenges of innovative project delivery and contracting and accelerated construction practices.
State experts heard constructive comments on current practices and developed follow-up plans to continue improving innovative project delivery.
MassDOT is already delivering more projects than ever on time and on budget. Under Governor Patrick's leadership, MassDOT has reduced the time for construction contract advertisement to construction start from 218 days in 2008 to 124 days in 2009. Innovative construction techniques such as design-build and precast construction are delivering projects quicker and with less disruption to the community. Visit MassDOT on the web to learn more.
MassDOT Highlights New Travel Time Technology: Free Mobile app posted on Jan 18
MassDOT today announced that a total of 146 “GoTime” signs, which provide real-time traffic travel times, are now activated on highways throughout the Commonwealth and that a new mobile app with GoTime data is now available which will allow drivers to see real-time travel information before …Continue Reading MassDOT Highlights New Travel Time Technology: Free Mobile app
MBTA: Framingham/Worcester Line Commuter Rail Schedule Public Meetings Set posted on Jan 18
The MBTA will hold three public meetings for people to share comments and suggestions about proposed Framingham/Worcester Line Commuter Rail scheduling changes. The meetings will be held in Newton on January 31, in Worcester on February 1, and in Natick February 6 as follows: …Continue Reading MBTA: Framingham/Worcester Line Commuter Rail Schedule Public Meetings Set
Fall River: Route 79 Braga Bridge Project Completion Overview posted on Jan 17
MassDOT invites you to review the final fact sheet for the Fall River Route 79 Braga Bridge Improvements Project. The work reached substantial completion in fall 2016 with the reopening of all lanes on the Braga Bridge. This landmark project offered significant long term enhancements: …Continue Reading Fall River: Route 79 Braga Bridge Project Completion Overview