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Worcester: Belmont Street Bridge Opens

Worcester: Belmont Street Bridge Opens posted on Mar 23

MassDOT has announced that the Belmont Street Bridge that carries Route 9 over Interstate 290 in Worcester is now open to its permanent configuration. The bridge now features two eastbound lanes toward Shrewsbury, two westbound lanes toward Lincoln Square and a newly-added, left-turn lane through   …Continue Reading Worcester: Belmont Street Bridge Opens

Highway Assistance Patrol Program: MAPFRE Sponsorship Extension

Highway Assistance Patrol Program: MAPFRE Sponsorship Extension posted on Mar 23

MassDOT is pleased to announce an agreement to extend MAPFRE Insurance’s sponsorship of the Highway Assistance Patrol program (HAP) through March 2018. This extension marks the 15th year of partnership between MassDOT and MAPFRE in providing excellent customer service and safe, quick clearance on the   …Continue Reading Highway Assistance Patrol Program: MAPFRE Sponsorship Extension

South Coast Rail: Notice of Project Change

South Coast Rail: Notice of Project Change posted on Mar 22

The Baker-Polito Administration’s Department of Transportation (MassDOT) has filed a Notice of Project Change (NPC) for the South Coast Rail (SCR) Project with the Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act (MEPA) Office on March 15, 2017. The Notice advances South Coast Rail as a phased project that   …Continue Reading South Coast Rail: Notice of Project Change

Tobin Bridge Repair, Preservation Project

Tobin Bridge Repair, Preservation Project posted on Mar 22

MassDOT will begin operations this week on an upcoming project to repair, clean and preserve by painting a section of the Tobin Memorial Bridge which carries Route 1 over the Mystic River and between the Charlestown neighborhood of Boston and Chelsea. MassDOT crews and contractors   …Continue Reading Tobin Bridge Repair, Preservation Project

I-90 Toll Plaza Reconstruction Progress

I-90 Toll Plaza Reconstruction Progress posted on Mar 21

The MassDOT I-90 Toll Demolition and Road Reconstruction Project continues in spring 2017 with work progress on or ahead of schedule at all 23 locations. Each work location has its own unique traffic management and construction management plans. All work is contingent upon the weather.   …Continue Reading I-90 Toll Plaza Reconstruction Progress

Casey Arborway Project Update: MBTA Orange Line Impact

Casey Arborway Project Update: MBTA Orange Line Impact posted on Mar 20

All MBTA Orange Line train service will board on the southbound platform at Forest Hills beginning Saturday, March 25, through June 2017, due to the Casey Arborway Project. Beginning on Saturday, March 25, 2017 and running through June all Orange Line train service will arrive   …Continue Reading Casey Arborway Project Update: MBTA Orange Line Impact

Governor Baker Recognizes MBTA Electricians for Swift Life-Saving Actions

Governor Baker Recognizes MBTA Electricians for Swift Life-Saving Actions posted on Mar 17

Governor Charlie Baker today joined MBTA Acting General Manager Brian Shortsleeve, and Local 103 Union Representative Lou Antonellis as he presented MBTA Wirepersons Kevin O’Brien, Edward Reynolds, Richard Ryan and MBTA Green Line Inspector Stephen Nadolna with citations for their roles in helping to save   …Continue Reading Governor Baker Recognizes MBTA Electricians for Swift Life-Saving Actions

Springfield: I-91 Viaduct Project Public Meeting Set

Springfield: I-91 Viaduct Project Public Meeting Set posted on Mar 17

MassDOT has scheduled a public information meeting for the Interstate 91 Viaduct Rehabilitation Project as follows: Wednesday, April 5, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM, One Financial Plaza – 3rd Floor Conference Room, 1350 Main Street, Springfield Please join MassDOT at a public information meeting for   …Continue Reading Springfield: I-91 Viaduct Project Public Meeting Set

AASHTO Video Interview with Secretary Pollack: Toll Plaza Reconstruction Project posted on Mar 15

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) has posted a new video featuring an interview with MassDOT Secretary Stephanie Pollack about the ongoing project to modernize the I-90 corridor through the elimination of dozens of toll booths and installation of All Electronic   …Continue Reading AASHTO Video Interview with Secretary Pollack: Toll Plaza Reconstruction Project

Hanover, Norwell Route 3 Bridges Replacement Approved

Hanover, Norwell Route 3 Bridges Replacement Approved posted on Mar 15

MassDOT’s Board of Directors has approved an approximately $29.4 million contract for work to replace bridges which carry vehicles traveling on Route 3 over roads in Hanover and Norwell. This project, which involves replacing the bridge carrying Route 3 northbound and southbound over High Street   …Continue Reading Hanover, Norwell Route 3 Bridges Replacement Approved