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Casey Arborway Project Public Meeting Set Posted on Jun 24

Casey Arborway Project Public Meeting Set

MassDOT has scheduled a fourth Casey Arborway Project Construction Update Meeting as follows: Wednesday, June 29, 6:30-8:30 PM, Boston English High School Auditorium 144 McBride Street, Jamaica Plain The purpose of this meeting will be to provide the community with an update on the progress   …Continue Reading Casey Arborway Project Public Meeting Set

Milestone Nears: Longfellow Bridge “Salt and Pepper” Towers Restoration Posted on Jun 23

Milestone Nears: Longfellow Bridge “Salt and Pepper” Towers Restoration

MassDOT announced that the restoration of the iconic “salt and pepper” towers of the historic Longfellow Bridge will be complete in late July. The downstream towers have been replaced on the bridge, and barges are transporting the last stones for installation on them. The capstones   …Continue Reading Milestone Nears: Longfellow Bridge “Salt and Pepper” Towers Restoration

New Tunnels Gantry Infrastructure to be Installed Posted on Jun 22

New Tunnels Gantry Infrastructure to be Installed

MassDOT has announced that new infrastructure for two vertical gantry supports on the East Boston sides of the Sumner and Callahan Tunnels will begin to be installed late tonight, June 22.  Installation work will continue during off-peak hours during the next several days with gantries   …Continue Reading New Tunnels Gantry Infrastructure to be Installed

MassDOT Board Approves $14.8 Billion 5-Year Capital Investment Plan Posted on Jun 21

MassDOT Board Approves $14.8 Billion 5-Year Capital Investment Plan

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation Board has approved its $14.8 billion 5-year Capital Investment Plan (CIP). The FY2017-FY2021 CIP funds capital improvements and infrastructure projects, including roads, bridges and MBTA projects across the Commonwealth as part of the agency’s efforts to restore reliability to the   …Continue Reading MassDOT Board Approves $14.8 Billion 5-Year Capital Investment Plan

MassDOT Board Approves Reconstruction of Commonwealth Avenue in Boston Posted on Jun 20

MassDOT Board Approves Reconstruction of Commonwealth Avenue in Boston

The MassDOT Board today approved $20.4 million for the next phase of the reconstruction of Commonwealth Avenue in Boston. The project will include reconstruction of the road from Alcorn Street in Boston to the Boston University Bridge to improve traffic flow. A designated bicycle track   …Continue Reading MassDOT Board Approves Reconstruction of Commonwealth Avenue in Boston

MassDOT Joins Waze Connected Citizens Program Posted on Jun 16

MassDOT Joins Waze Connected Citizens Program

MassDOT today announced a data-sharing partnership with Waze, the real-time traffic navigation app, to provide motorists with real-time traffic conditions across Massachusetts. Designed as a free, two-way data share of publicly available, crowd-sourced traffic information, the Connected Citizens Program promotes greater efficiency, deeper insights and safer   …Continue Reading MassDOT Joins Waze Connected Citizens Program

All Electronic Tolling Installation Continues Posted on Jun 16

All Electronic Tolling Installation Continues

MassDOT is currently in the process of transitioning to All Electronic Tolling (AET) for I-90, both directions at all of the Boston tunnels and both directions of travel for the Tobin Memorial Bridge. AET gantries, placed over the road and equipped with sensors, will electronically   …Continue Reading All Electronic Tolling Installation Continues

MassDOT Complete Streets Funding Program Update Posted on Jun 14

MassDOT Complete Streets Funding Program Update

MassDOT has approved its 60th municipal Complete Streets Policy. A Complete Street is one that provides safe and accessible options for all travel modes – walking, biking, transit and vehicles – for people of all ages and abilities.  Unveiled by MassDOT on February 1st, the   …Continue Reading MassDOT Complete Streets Funding Program Update

Springfield: I-91 Viaduct Project Public Meeting June 27 Posted on Jun 9

Springfield: I-91 Viaduct Project Public Meeting June 27

MassDOT has scheduled a Public Information Meeting on the Interstate 91 Viaduct Rehabilitation Project as follows: Monday, June 27, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM, Basketball Hall of Fame, Theater, 1000 Hall of Fame Avenue, Springfield Please join MassDOT at a public information meeting for an   …Continue Reading Springfield: I-91 Viaduct Project Public Meeting June 27

Worcester-Shrewsbury Burns Bridge Wins “Quality of Life” Transportation Award Posted on Jun 8

Worcester-Shrewsbury Burns Bridge Wins “Quality of Life” Transportation Award

MassDOT is pleased to announce that the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) has named the Kenneth F. Burns Memorial Bridge Project in Worcester-Shrewsbury a winner in the 2016 America’s Transportation Awards competition. The Burns Bridge received a regional Quality of Life/Community   …Continue Reading Worcester-Shrewsbury Burns Bridge Wins “Quality of Life” Transportation Award