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Route 9 Resurfacing Project Continues Posted on Apr 7

Route 9 Resurfacing Project Continues

The $12.5 million Route 9 Resurfacing Project has resumed, funded by the federal stimulus American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) as part of Governor Deval Patrick's Massachusetts recovery plan. The project includes resurfacing of approximately 7.8 miles of Route 9 from Walnut Street in Natick   …Continue Reading Route 9 Resurfacing Project Continues

High Speed Rail Application: Haverhill Rail Bridge Posted on Apr 5

High Speed Rail Application: Haverhill Rail Bridge

The Patrick-Murray Administration has submitted a formal application for $98.4 million in federal High-Speed and Intercity Passenger Rail funds for the replacement of a critical rail bridge in Haverhill serving Amtrak “Downeaster” service between Boston and Portland, Maine and the MBTA commuter rail Haverhill Line.   …Continue Reading High Speed Rail Application: Haverhill Rail Bridge

Boston Dorchester Avenue Work to Resume Posted on Feb 24

Boston Dorchester Avenue Work to Resume

With spring approaching, MassDOT contractors are ready to resume work starting Monday, February 28 at several locations as part of the $15.6 million Dorchester Avenue project in Boston, funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).  The Dorchester Avenue project began in spring 2010   …Continue Reading Boston Dorchester Avenue Work to Resume

Lawrence Bridge Opens Ahead of Schedule Posted on Dec 9

Lawrence Bridge Opens Ahead of Schedule

MassDOT today reopened the Hampshire Street Bridge over the Spicket River in Lawrence, ten months ahead of schedule and under the original budget.  The locally owned bridge was closed on January 27 with detours in place to allow crews to complete the project.  The $2.1   …Continue Reading Lawrence Bridge Opens Ahead of Schedule

Boston Dorchester Avenue Progress Posted on Dec 3

Boston Dorchester Avenue Progress

MassDOT contractors are making progress at Peabody Square and other locations as part of the federal stimulus $15.6 million Dorchester Avenue project in Boston.  The Dorchester Avenue project began in spring 2010 and will be completed in fall 2012.  The project is improving safety and   …Continue Reading Boston Dorchester Avenue Progress

New Bedford Rail Bridges Groundbreaking Posted on Oct 28

New Bedford Rail Bridges Groundbreaking

Lieutenant Governor Timothy Murray joined state and local officials today to celebrate the groundbreaking for the historic $20 million project to reconstruct three structurally-deficient rail bridges in New Bedford, funded by the federal stimulus Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) Grant program.   This is the   …Continue Reading New Bedford Rail Bridges Groundbreaking

Federal Rail Grants Announced Posted on Oct 25

Federal Rail Grants Announced

Governor Patrick and members of the Massachusetts Congressional delegation today announced more than $160 million in federal funding for rail expansion in the Commonwealth, including a $32.5 million grant to support the design phase of the Boston South Station expansion project.  A design is seen   …Continue Reading Federal Rail Grants Announced

Lanesborough Road Opens Ahead of Schedule Posted on Oct 20

Lanesborough Road Opens Ahead of Schedule

The westerly access to the Berkshire Mall via Route 7 in Lanesborough opened today nearly one month ahead of schedule. The $6.3 million project is funded by the federal stimulus American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). The early completion triggers a bonus for the contractor   …Continue Reading Lanesborough Road Opens Ahead of Schedule

Fall River- New Bedford Transit Boost Posted on Oct 14

Fall River- New Bedford Transit Boost

Lieutenant Governor Tim Murray in Fall River today announced that the Southeastern Regional Transit Authority (SRTA) will receive 10 new, energy efficient buses to serve public transit customers in the Fall River and New Bedford area.   The Lieutenant Governor also announced that American Recovery and   …Continue Reading Fall River- New Bedford Transit Boost

MBTA Wonderland Station Parking: Smart Growth Posted on Sep 13

MBTA Wonderland Station Parking: Smart Growth

Federal, state and local officials today formally announced construction of the Wonderland Garage Project.  The $47 million, seven-story parking facility with 1465 parking spaces supports the Patrick-Murray Administration's plan for the City of Revere's Waterfront Square Development, a smart-growth, transit-oriented development. "The Wonderland project is   …Continue Reading MBTA Wonderland Station Parking: Smart Growth