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Safe Streets Smart Trips High School Video Contest Reminder!

Safe Streets Smart Trips High School Video Contest Reminder! posted on Aug 31

Calling All Massachusetts High School Students! MassDOT announces the second annual Safe Streets Smart Trips Statewide High School Video Contest. The contest serves as an initiative within the Massachusetts Strategic Highway Safety Plan (SHSP) to promote safe walking, bicycling, and driving behaviors within the Commonwealth.   …Continue Reading Safe Streets Smart Trips High School Video Contest Reminder!

Concord: New MBTA Commuter Rail Bridge to Roll into Place This Weekend

Concord: New MBTA Commuter Rail Bridge to Roll into Place This Weekend posted on Aug 28

As part of the ongoing rehabilitation of the Fitchburg Commuter Rail Line, the MBTA is replacing the old railroad bridge over Route 62/Main Street in Concord with a new bridge to be rolled into place Saturday, August 29. The current bridge has low clearance and   …Continue Reading Concord: New MBTA Commuter Rail Bridge to Roll into Place This Weekend

Knowledge Corridor: New Holyoke Train Station Celebrated

Knowledge Corridor: New Holyoke Train Station Celebrated posted on Aug 27

Lt. Governor Karyn Polito and MassDOT Secretary and CEO Stephanie Pollack today joined Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse along with state and local officials to celebrate the opening of the new $4.3 million Holyoke Train Station on the Knowledge Corridor and restoration of Amtrak Vermonter Line   …Continue Reading Knowledge Corridor: New Holyoke Train Station Celebrated

MBTA Winter Resiliency Update: Red Line, Orange Line

MBTA Winter Resiliency Update: Red Line, Orange Line posted on Aug 26

Beginning Saturday, August 29th, and continuing on selected weekends through the remainder of the summer, Red Line service between JFK/UMass and Quincy will be temporarily suspended to allow workers to make the subway more resilient to harsh winter weather conditions. On weekends when workers will   …Continue Reading MBTA Winter Resiliency Update: Red Line, Orange Line

Whittier Bridge Project: Summer Milestones

Whittier Bridge Project: Summer Milestones posted on Aug 25

The Whittier Bridge/I-95 Improvement Project is a prime example of just how much progress can be made in a summer construction season. From steel arches to freshly paved roadways, improvements are visible along the entire project corridor. Drivers passing over the existing Whittier Bridge on   …Continue Reading Whittier Bridge Project: Summer Milestones

Longfellow Bridge “Salt and Pepper” Towers Take Shape- Again!

Longfellow Bridge “Salt and Pepper” Towers Take Shape- Again! posted on Aug 22

The rebuilding of the upstream “Salt and Pepper” towers on the Longfellow Bridge is underway as part of the Longfellow Bridge Rehabilitation Project. In March 2014, MassDOT’s contractor dismantled two of the iconic towers to launch the restoration process. Beginning this week, the towers are   …Continue Reading Longfellow Bridge “Salt and Pepper” Towers Take Shape- Again!

Needham-Wellesley I-95 Add-A-Lane Project: Ramp Changes

Needham-Wellesley I-95 Add-A-Lane Project: Ramp Changes posted on Aug 21

MassDOT’s project team will implement ramp changes as part of the Needham-Wellesley I-95 Add-A-Lane Project.  The changes at the Route 9/I-95 interchange are scheduled to begin on Friday, September 11, 8pm. The change would be delayed one day in case of inclement weather. New pavement   …Continue Reading Needham-Wellesley I-95 Add-A-Lane Project: Ramp Changes

Somerville: Community Path Extension Celebrated

Somerville: Community Path Extension Celebrated posted on Aug 19

MassDOT Secretary & CEO Stephanie Pollack today joined Mayor Joseph Curtatone, Congressman Michael Capuano, and elected officials to celebrate the extension of the multi-use Community Path, a project that extends the existing Community Path an additional quarter-mile, between Cedar Street and Lowell Street in Somerville.   …Continue Reading Somerville: Community Path Extension Celebrated

West Springfield: 2 New Bridges, Safer Rotary in One Summer

West Springfield: 2 New Bridges, Safer Rotary in One Summer posted on Aug 19

Drivers in West Springfield will soon find more than just structural improvements to the Memorial Avenue Rotary. Over the course of two long weekends in June and July, MassDOT’s contractor, SPS New England, addressed the safety concerns related to two bridges that carry the Rotary   …Continue Reading West Springfield: 2 New Bridges, Safer Rotary in One Summer

RMV Announces Relocation of Services to Haymarket Branch

RMV Announces Relocation of Services to Haymarket Branch posted on Aug 18

The MassDOT Registry of Motor Vehicles today announced that the agency’s Medical Affairs Bureau and the Ignition Interlock Department will be relocating from the RMV’s Administrative Offices in Quincy to the Haymarket Branch at 136 Blackstone Street in Boston. These departments will open for business   …Continue Reading RMV Announces Relocation of Services to Haymarket Branch