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Columbus Day Weekend Travel Advisory

Columbus Day Weekend Travel Advisory posted on Oct 7

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) is reminding members of the public to plan ahead for the upcoming Columbus Day weekend, drive in off-peak hours if possible, utilize the appropriate technology tools to make informed decisions, consider public transportation to reach destinations, and bring a face-covering as some municipalities have a mask mandate.

Longley Road Bridge over Mulpus Brook in Shirley has Reopened for Travel

Longley Road Bridge over Mulpus Brook in Shirley has Reopened for Travel posted on Oct 4

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) is announcing that the Longley Road Bridge which carries traffic over the Mulpus Brook in Shirley has reopened to traffic on Friday, October 1.

MassDOT to Advance Modified At-Grade Option for the Allston I-90 Multi-Modal Project in Boston

MassDOT to Advance Modified At-Grade Option for the Allston I-90 Multi-Modal Project in Boston posted on Sep 30

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) today announced it will begin to focus on advancing the Modified At-Grade design for the Allston Multi-Modal Project. Advancing this option will require an extensive effort with stakeholders and partner agencies for funding and design and permitting work to prepare a Notice of Project Change. The development of a comprehensive finance and mitigation plan will also be necessary, including securing anticipated federal infrastructure funding increases, local stakeholder contributions, and other potential funding options. MassDOT will not increase tolls for drivers on I-90 to finance the project.

Guest Blog: MassDOT, MAPFRE Insurance Reminder: Keep an eye out for School Buses and School Zones posted on Sep 29

For many students, this fall 2021 is the first all in-person semester since spring 2020. This will bring more traffic, school buses, and pedestrians as parents and children adjust to the new school year. There are many safety regulations and laws in place to help protect both children, and you, during these busy times.

MassDOT Announces almost $3 Million in Industrial Rail Access Program (IRAP) Grants

MassDOT Announces almost $3 Million in Industrial Rail Access Program (IRAP) Grants posted on Sep 17

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) today announced seven grants totaling almost $3 million in awards from the Industrial Rail Access Program (IRAP) to enhance rail and freight access, economic opportunity, and job growth.

MassDOT Announces Eighth Annual Safe Streets Smart Trips High School Video Contest

MassDOT Announces Eighth Annual Safe Streets Smart Trips High School Video Contest posted on Sep 14

For immediate release: September 10, 2021 MassDOT Announces Eighth Annual Safe Streets Smart Trips High School Video Contest Applications need to be submitted by 5:00 p.m., on Wednesday, October 20, 2021 BOSTON – The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) is pleased to announce entries are   …Continue Reading MassDOT Announces Eighth Annual Safe Streets Smart Trips High School Video Contest

Guest Blog: MassDOT, MAPFRE Insurance Reminder: plan ahead for travel due to increased traffic volume for the Labor Day Holiday and Back-to-School

Guest Blog: MassDOT, MAPFRE Insurance Reminder: plan ahead for travel due to increased traffic volume for the Labor Day Holiday and Back-to-School posted on Sep 1

As more families opted for local vacations this summer, traffic volume in general increased in many regions, with some states even surpassing pre-pandemic levels. Bay Staters also took to the roads and now, with holidays and back-to-school approaching, Massachusetts residents and out-of-state visitors should plan ahead to avoid congestion.

Labor Day Travel Advisory: Expect high volume of traffic Thursday & Friday afternoons

Labor Day Travel Advisory: Expect high volume of traffic Thursday & Friday afternoons posted on Aug 31

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) is advising the public to plan ahead for Labor Day Weekend travel, drive in off peak hours if possible, utilize available technology tools for trips including www.mass511.com, consider public transportation if possible to reach destinations and bring a face-covering as some municipalities have a mask mandate for indoor venues.

Storm Advisory: Truck Travel

Storm Advisory: Truck Travel posted on Aug 20

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) is underscoring information provided this afternoon at a news conference hosted by Governor Charlie Baker urging the people of the Commonwealth to prepare for Hurricane Henri, which is expected to affect much of the Commonwealth beginning Saturday night into Monday, including the potential for strong winds, heavy rain, flooding and power outages.

MassDOT Announces the 2021-2022 Safe Routes to School Signs and Lines Program

MassDOT Announces the 2021-2022 Safe Routes to School Signs and Lines Program posted on Aug 18

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT), through its Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Program, is pleased to announce the launch of its 2021-2022 Signs and Lines Program. The Program provides design services and up to $6,000 in construction funding for up to five municipalities for low-cost infrastructure projects around statewide public elementary and middle schools. Eligible low-cost projects include signage and pavement markings to improve safety and accessibility along key walking and biking routes to a school.