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West Springfield: Memorial Avenue Rotary Public Meeting Posted on Dec 1

West Springfield: Memorial Avenue Rotary Public Meeting

MassDOT has scheduled a public information meeting for the Memorial Avenue Rotary Replacement Project in West Springfield. The meeting will be held as follows: Tuesday, December 2, 6:00 to 8:00 PM, J. Edward Christian Municipal Office Building, Justin Morgan Auditorium (2nd floor), 26 Central Street.   …Continue Reading West Springfield: Memorial Avenue Rotary Public Meeting

Amesbury: What are those white blocks along I-95? Posted on Nov 10

Amesbury: What are those white blocks along I-95?

If you’ve traveled along I-95 in Amesbury lately, you’re probably wondering about those unusual looking white blocks along the highway. The blocks are made of Expanded Polystyrene (or EPS), and are a creative solution to a challenge on the Whittier Bridge/I-95 Improvement Project. The blocks   …Continue Reading Amesbury: What are those white blocks along I-95?

Burns Bridge Project: Winter Safety Update Posted on Nov 4

Burns Bridge Project: Winter Safety Update

The Burns Bridge Project in Worcester-Shrewsbury will continue throughout the fall and winter. The project team reminds all wintertime recreational users of the following conditions on Lake Quinsigamond while the bridge is under construction: As during the winter of 2013-2014, an open navigation channel will   …Continue Reading Burns Bridge Project: Winter Safety Update

Route 79/Braga Bridge Project Traffic Update Posted on Oct 30

Route 79/Braga Bridge Project Traffic Update

MassDOT will begin implementing traffic changes for the next stage of construction for the Route 79/Braga Bridge Project on Wednesday, November 12. The following changes will be implemented in a phased approach through the middle of December: Vehicles on Route 79/138 (Broadway) bound for Interstate   …Continue Reading Route 79/Braga Bridge Project Traffic Update

Longfellow Bridge Update: October 11-12 Impacts Posted on Sep 29

Longfellow Bridge Update: October 11-12 Impacts

Major rehabilitation work is progressing at the Longfellow Bridge connecting Boston and Cambridge over the Charles River. The iconic “salt and pepper” bridge is being rehabilitated as part of a three and a half year, $255.5 million project funded through the Patrick Administration’s historic Accelerated   …Continue Reading Longfellow Bridge Update: October 11-12 Impacts

Route 79/Braga Bridge Project Meeting Set Posted on Sep 25

Route 79/Braga Bridge Project Meeting Set

MassDOT has scheduled a public meeting on the Route 79/Braga Bridge Improvements Project as follows: Tuesday, October 7, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm, Heritage State Park Auditorium, 200 Davol Street, Fall River Please join MassDOT at the public meeting on Tuesday, October 7 for an   …Continue Reading Route 79/Braga Bridge Project Meeting Set

Whittier Bridge/I-95 Project Traffic Update Posted on Sep 19

Whittier Bridge/I-95 Project Traffic Update

Work on the Whittier Bridge/I-95 Project in Newburyport and Amesbury will require extended lane closure hours beginning next week. Beginning on Monday, September 22, the hours of daytime construction will extend the I-95 Northbound right lane closure the associated right lane closure on I-95 Northbound   …Continue Reading Whittier Bridge/I-95 Project Traffic Update

Morton Street Bridge Opens Ahead of Schedule Posted on Aug 19

Morton Street Bridge Opens Ahead of Schedule

MassDOT announced the successful opening of the new Morton Street Bridge in Mattapan more than a full day ahead of the already accelerated schedule. The original structurally deficient bridge carrying Morton Street over the MBTA commuter rail tracks closed on Friday, August 8 for final   …Continue Reading Morton Street Bridge Opens Ahead of Schedule

Berkley: Padelford Street Bridge Opens Posted on Aug 18

Berkley: Padelford Street Bridge Opens

MassDOT’s Highway Division Administrator Frank DePaola today joined state and local officials in celebrating the opening of the new Padelford Street Bridge in Berkley.  The $5.65 million project used fast track “Design Build” rapid construction techniques to replace the bridge structure. The result: a limited   …Continue Reading Berkley: Padelford Street Bridge Opens

Fore River Bridge Project Milestone Posted on Jul 29

Fore River Bridge Project Milestone

The Fore River Bridge Replacement Project in Quincy-Weymouth continues during the summer of 2014 with installation of the permanent bridge components along with a new milestone: arrival of the new bridge steel sections. The view above shows the progress made at the Quincy tower location.   …Continue Reading Fore River Bridge Project Milestone