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New Bedford-Fairhaven Bridge Public Meeting Set Posted on Jan 29

New Bedford-Fairhaven Bridge Public Meeting Set

MassDOT is conducting a study of the New Bedford-Fairhaven Bridge Corridor, a bridge that spans New Bedford Harbor. The swing bridge connecting the communities of New Bedford and Fairhaven is functionally obsolete, constrains marine traffic, and its opening results in extensive vehicle delays. This study   …Continue Reading New Bedford-Fairhaven Bridge Public Meeting Set

Winter Storm Update: Travel Ban Lifted, MBTA Open Posted on Jan 28

Winter Storm Update: Travel Ban Lifted, MBTA Open

The statewide travel ban has been lifted as of midnight.  Motorists, especially those in the City of Boston and Eastern counties, are asked to use caution as MassDOT crews continue to plow and clear state roadways and ramps. Parking bans are still in effect in   …Continue Reading Winter Storm Update: Travel Ban Lifted, MBTA Open

Winter Storm Update: Statewide Travel Ban, MBTA Closed Tuesday, January 27 Posted on Jan 26

Winter Storm Update: Statewide Travel Ban, MBTA Closed Tuesday, January 27

Governor Charlie Baker has signed an Executive Order allowing for the enforcement of a statewide travel ban effective at midnight, Monday, January 26. The following exceptions shall exist for the ban and all drivers are encouraged to remain safe and use their best judgment:     …Continue Reading Winter Storm Update: Statewide Travel Ban, MBTA Closed Tuesday, January 27

Winter Storm: Safe Travel Tips Posted on Jan 26

Winter Storm: Safe Travel Tips

With a major winter storm upon us this week, travel should be avoided during the storm. If you must travel today or immediately following the storm, be sure to Prepare Your Vehicle For Winter Driving and bring Winter Car Supplies. Use Common Sense While Driving   …Continue Reading Winter Storm: Safe Travel Tips

Longfellow Bridge: Overnight Demolition Work Begins February 2 Posted on Jan 23

Longfellow Bridge: Overnight Demolition Work Begins February 2

MassDOT contractors for the Longfellow Bridge Rehabilitation Project will temporarily perform overnight demolition work beginning on Monday, February 2, 2015. This schedule will be in place for four to six weeks. The work hours are from 11:00 PM to 7:00 AM. During the work, two   …Continue Reading Longfellow Bridge: Overnight Demolition Work Begins February 2

Brockton Leads the Way on Pedestrian Safety Training Posted on Jan 20

Brockton Leads the Way on Pedestrian Safety Training

MassDOT’s Massachusetts Safe Routes to School Program and Brockton schools are on track to complete pedestrian safety training. The Massachusetts Safe Routes to School Program and the City of Brockton have been active in motorist and pedestrian safety trainings as Brockton has recently seen an   …Continue Reading Brockton Leads the Way on Pedestrian Safety Training

Boston: I-90 at Commonwealth Avenue Traffic Alert January 16-19 Posted on Jan 16

Boston: I-90 at Commonwealth Avenue Traffic Alert January 16-19

MassDOT’s ongoing project to rebuild the foundation of the bridge carrying Commonwealth Avenue over I-90 in Boston will require additional lane closures that will affect travel on the Turnpike this weekend. Beginning on Friday, Jan. 16, at 10 p.m., the two left lanes in both   …Continue Reading Boston: I-90 at Commonwealth Avenue Traffic Alert January 16-19

Safe Travel in Cold Weather: Plan Ahead Posted on Jan 7

Safe Travel in Cold Weather: Plan Ahead

MassDOT and the MBTA encourage commuters to plan ahead and take necessary steps to ensure safe travel during this week’s cold weather. If you are driving, be sure to Prepare Your Vehicle and bring Winter Car Supplies. Follow Safe Driving Tips and know what to   …Continue Reading Safe Travel in Cold Weather: Plan Ahead

Cape Cod Canal Transportation Study Meeting Set Posted on Jan 6

Cape Cod Canal Transportation Study Meeting Set

MassDOT has scheduled a Public Information Meeting for the Cape Cod Canal Area Transportation Study as follows: Thursday, January 15th, 7:00 PM,  Admirals Hall, Massachusetts Maritime Academy Campus, 101 Academy Drive, Bourne The purpose of the meeting, the first in a series, will be to   …Continue Reading Cape Cod Canal Transportation Study Meeting Set

Winter Safe Driving: MassDOT Snow and Ice Removal Posted on Jan 5

Winter Safe Driving: MassDOT Snow and Ice Removal

Winter presents challenges even for the most experienced drivers. Motorists are encouraged to drive with caution and plan ahead based upon weather conditions as up to 4,000 MassDOT Highway Division Snow and Ice Removal crews respond as needed across the 15,975 lane miles of state   …Continue Reading Winter Safe Driving: MassDOT Snow and Ice Removal