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Tobin Bridge Pay-By-Plate Fines Reduced Posted on May 29

Tobin Bridge Pay-By-Plate Fines Reduced

MassDOT Secretary and CEO Stephanie Pollack announced changes to the fine structure to the all-electronic, Pay-By-Plate, toll collection system on the Tobin Bridge. Additionally, Secretary Pollack also announced a 30-day amnesty program that starts Monday, June 1, where drivers can simply pay the amount of   …Continue Reading Tobin Bridge Pay-By-Plate Fines Reduced

Route 2/I-95 Bridge Project: Intelligent Innovation Posted on May 29

Route 2/I-95 Bridge Project: Intelligent Innovation

It may not be obvious to drivers on Route 2 or I-95 in Lexington, but some of the construction vehicles at the Route 2/I-95 Bridge Replacement Project site are anything but ordinary. The project is one of three that the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT)   …Continue Reading Route 2/I-95 Bridge Project: Intelligent Innovation

Secretary Pollack Welcomes July COMTO National Meeting to Boston Posted on May 27

Secretary Pollack Welcomes July COMTO National Meeting to Boston

MassDOT Secretary & CEO Stephanie Pollack is pleased to welcome the Conference Of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO) 44th National Meeting & Training Conference to Boston, July 11–14, 2015. Secretary Pollack joins Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh as Honorary Chairs of the Conference. In addition to   …Continue Reading Secretary Pollack Welcomes July COMTO National Meeting to Boston

Fall River Route 79 Project: Ramp Closures May 28 Posted on May 26

Fall River Route 79 Project: Ramp Closures May 28

MassDOT will close the on-ramps to I-195 east and westbound from Route 79/138 and Broadway northbound, and from Central Street at Durfee Street/Milliken Boulevard on Thursday, May 28. The closures are necessary to demolish and reconstruct the last two elevated bridges as part of the   …Continue Reading Fall River Route 79 Project: Ramp Closures May 28

MassDOT, Mapfre Insurance Encourage Safe Summer Driving Posted on May 24

MassDOT, Mapfre Insurance Encourage Safe Summer Driving

In time for Memorial Day, the kick-off to the summer driving season, MassDOT Acting Highway Administrator Thomas Tinlin joined MAPFRE Insurance in reminding motorists to adhere to speed limits, obey traffic laws and avoid distracted driving when traveling during the summer months. According to data   …Continue Reading MassDOT, Mapfre Insurance Encourage Safe Summer Driving

Travel Safely Memorial Day Weekend! Posted on May 20

Travel Safely Memorial Day Weekend!

MassDOT encourages travelers to plan ahead and travel safely during the Memorial Day holiday weekend.  The heaviest traffic is expected Thursday, Friday, and Monday afternoons and early evenings.  Drivers are encouraged to make travel plans accordingly and if possible avoid peak traffic volumes between 1pm   …Continue Reading Travel Safely Memorial Day Weekend!

McGrath Boulevard Project Public Meeting Set Posted on May 15

McGrath Boulevard Project Public Meeting Set

MassDOT and The City of Somerville have scheduled the second Public Information Meeting for the McGrath Boulevard Project: Thursday, May 28, 6:30 – 8:30 PM, East Somerville Community School, 50 Cross Street The purpose of this meeting is to share with the Somerville community the   …Continue Reading McGrath Boulevard Project Public Meeting Set

Ipswich: Choate Bridge Anniversary Celebrated Posted on May 14

Ipswich: Choate Bridge Anniversary Celebrated

MassDOT supports the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) landmark designation ceremonies in celebration of the 250th anniversary of the Choate Bridge in Ipswich, on Saturday, May 16, 2015. In 2008, ASCE designated the Choate Bridge in Ipswich as a national Civil Engineering Historic Landmark.   …Continue Reading Ipswich: Choate Bridge Anniversary Celebrated

MassDOT Farmers’ Markets 2015 Begin This Weekend! Posted on May 13

MassDOT Farmers’ Markets 2015 Begin This Weekend!

This year’s annual Massachusetts Department of Transportation Farmers’ Market Program will begin on Friday, May 15, through the fall. We invite all Massachusetts’ farmers to sell their freshly grown fruits and vegetables as well as their made in Massachusetts food products, on a first-come, first-serve   …Continue Reading MassDOT Farmers’ Markets 2015 Begin This Weekend!

Older Driver Safety Summit: June 16 Posted on May 13

Older Driver Safety Summit: June 16

MassDOT’s Registry of Motor Vehicles and Highway Division join state and federal partners inviting Commonwealth residents to the first Older Driver Safety Summit. The summit is scheduled for June 16, hosted by the Gerontology Institute and the McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies   …Continue Reading Older Driver Safety Summit: June 16