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Fall River: Route 79/Davol Street Corridor Public Meeting Posted on Nov 9

MassDOT will hold a public informational meeting on Thursday, November 21 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. in the auditorium of the Massachusetts Department of Recreation’s Visitors Center at the Fall River Heritage State Park. The meeting will provide an opportunity to discuss a MassDOT study   …Continue Reading Fall River: Route 79/Davol Street Corridor Public Meeting

Whittier Bridge/I-95 Project Update Posted on Nov 8

Whittier Bridge/I-95 Project Update

MassDOT’s design/build contractor for the Whittier Bridge/I-95 Improvement Project will continue work during the weeks of November 10 and 17. The work will require day and night lane closures on I-95 northbound and southbound throughout the project limits. Daytime closures will be limited to single   …Continue Reading Whittier Bridge/I-95 Project Update

Route 79/Braga Bridge Project Traffic Detours Posted on Nov 6

Route 79/Braga Bridge Project Traffic Detours

MassDOT contractors for the Route 79/Braga Bridge Improvements Project will begin implementing traffic detours on Tuesday, Nov. 12. The detour routes will be phased in over a four-day period and will be fully phased in overnight on Friday, Nov. 15, into Saturday, Nov. 16.   Once   …Continue Reading Route 79/Braga Bridge Project Traffic Detours

Boston MBTA “Heavy Lift” Project: One Weekend, New Bridge Posted on Nov 5

Boston MBTA “Heavy Lift” Project: One Weekend, New Bridge

The MBTA is replacing the bridge carrying the Ashmont-Alewife Red Line over Clayton Street in the Dorchester neighborhood of Boston this weekend, November 8-11. The $5.5 million project is the latest to be completed in one weekend using “heavy lift” accelerated bridge construction.  MassDOT previously   …Continue Reading Boston MBTA “Heavy Lift” Project: One Weekend, New Bridge

Longfellow Bridge Weekend Closures Posted on Oct 21

Longfellow Bridge Weekend Closures

MassDOT will close the Longfellow Bridge to all motor vehicle travel, except MBTA buses, on the weekends of Saturday-Sunday, October 26-27 and Saturday-Sunday, November 2-3.  Buses will replace Red Line trains for service between Kendall/MIT Station and Park Street Station, with a stop at Charles/MGH   …Continue Reading Longfellow Bridge Weekend Closures

Fall River Route 79/I-195 Ramp Work Posted on Oct 16

Fall River Route 79/I-195 Ramp Work

MassDOT  contractors will be undertaking overnight weekend  bridge deck and joint repair work during the remainder of October on two of the Fall River “spaghetti ramps,” connecting Route 79 and I-195. The ramp repairs support upcoming work on the Route 79/Braga Bridge Improvements Project. During   …Continue Reading Fall River Route 79/I-195 Ramp Work

Governor Patrick Breaks Ground: Route 79/Braga Bridge Project Posted on Sep 13

Governor Patrick Breaks Ground: Route 79/Braga Bridge Project

Governor Deval Patrick, MassDOT Secretary and CEO Richard A. Davey, federal, state, and local officials today broke ground on the $197 million Route 79/Braga Bridge Improvement Project to reconstruct the interchange of Route 79 and I-195 in Fall River. The project is the final of   …Continue Reading Governor Patrick Breaks Ground: Route 79/Braga Bridge Project

Fore River Bridge Fall 2013 Update Posted on Sep 9

Fore River Bridge Fall 2013 Update

The Fore River Bridge Replacement Project construction continues into fall 2013 with installation of the permanent bridge foundation components moving ahead. At the Quincy tower location, drilled shafts have been completed and concrete pier caps set in place. Work continues on drilled shaft production for   …Continue Reading Fore River Bridge Fall 2013 Update

Worcester-Shrewsbury: Burns Bridge Progress Posted on Aug 30

Worcester-Shrewsbury: Burns Bridge Progress

New steel arches are in place and roadway construction underway in late summer as part of the $89 million Kenneth F. Burns Memorial Bridge Replacement Project on Route 9 over Lake Quinsigamond in Worcester and Shrewsbury. The aerial view at left shows the superstructure of   …Continue Reading Worcester-Shrewsbury: Burns Bridge Progress

I-95 Whittier Bridge “Mega Project” Moves Forward Posted on Aug 8

I-95 Whittier Bridge “Mega Project” Moves Forward

MassDOT Secretary and Chief Executive Officer Richard A. Davey today joined federal, state, and local officials to celebrate the official groundbreaking for the Patrick Administration’s Whittier Bridge Project on Interstate 95 in Salisbury, Newburyport and Amesbury. The $292 million project is one of five “mega”   …Continue Reading I-95 Whittier Bridge “Mega Project” Moves Forward