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Commonwealth Avenue Bridge Project: I-90 Lane Reductions June 3-5 Posted on May 23

Commonwealth Avenue Bridge Project: I-90 Lane Reductions June 3-5

As part of the Commonwealth Avenue Bridge Replacement Project, “dry run” lane reductions on I-90 have been scheduled during the weekend of June 3-4 through early Monday morning, June 5. From 11:59 PM on Friday, June 2, to 5:00 AM on Monday, June 5, MassDOT   …Continue Reading Commonwealth Avenue Bridge Project: I-90 Lane Reductions June 3-5

MassDOT: Fourth Annual Safe Streets Smart Trips High School Video Contest Posted on May 19

MassDOT: Fourth Annual Safe Streets Smart Trips High School Video Contest

MassDOT today announced the fourth annual statewide high school video contest – Safe Streets Smart Trips. The contest serves as an initiative within the Massachusetts Strategic Highway Safety Plan (SHSP) to promote safe walking, bicycling, and driving behaviors within the Commonwealth.  The contest began three   …Continue Reading MassDOT: Fourth Annual Safe Streets Smart Trips High School Video Contest

MassDOT Environmental Priority: Endangered Species Habitat Preservation Posted on May 19

MassDOT Environmental Priority: Endangered Species Habitat Preservation

Today, May 19, is Endangered Species Day, a day when many environmental organizations and government agencies recognize conservation efforts to protect endangered species and their habitats. The MassDOT Highway Division works hard to ensure compliance with State and Federal endangered species regulations to avoid, minimize   …Continue Reading MassDOT Environmental Priority: Endangered Species Habitat Preservation

Government Center, South & North Stations, Zakim & Burns Bridges to Be Lit Green Today, May 17, for #WhyNotDevin Posted on May 17

Government Center, South & North Stations, Zakim & Burns Bridges to Be Lit Green Today, May 17, for #WhyNotDevin

In conjunction with Governor Charlie Baker announcing today, May 17, as DIPG Awareness Day, Government Center Station, South Station, North Station, the MassDOT Burns Bridge, and the Zakim Bridge will be lit in green today in support of six-year-old Devin Suau. Devin is a Framingham   …Continue Reading Government Center, South & North Stations, Zakim & Burns Bridges to Be Lit Green Today, May 17, for #WhyNotDevin

MassDOT, MAPFRE Insurance: Memorial Day, Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month Reminder Posted on May 12

MassDOT, MAPFRE Insurance: Memorial Day, Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month Reminder

As the warm weather starts to ramp up across the nation, so does traffic on local roadways and highways. Memorial Day is just around the corner, a weekend that saw over 38 million Americans hit the road for their holiday festivities in 2016. In the   …Continue Reading MassDOT, MAPFRE Insurance: Memorial Day, Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month Reminder

MassDOT Highlights New Devices to Increase Work Zone Safety Posted on May 11

MassDOT Highlights New Devices to Increase Work Zone Safety

MassDOT today showcased items now being integrated into some work zone logistical setups in order to increase the safety of employees involved in maintenance and construction activities and law enforcement personnel who are deployed in order to better protect crews from passing vehicles. At the   …Continue Reading MassDOT Highlights New Devices to Increase Work Zone Safety

Fore River Bridge Project: Lane Reductions, Public Meetings Set Posted on May 9

Fore River Bridge Project: Lane Reductions, Public Meetings Set

MassDOT has announced that lane reductions will begin on Friday evening, June 2 and continue until October 1 on the Fore River Bridge which carries Route 3A traffic between Weymouth and Quincy, in order to allow construction operations to move forward safely. From June 2   …Continue Reading Fore River Bridge Project: Lane Reductions, Public Meetings Set

MassDOT All Electronic Tolling Six Month Update Posted on May 8

MassDOT All Electronic Tolling Six Month Update

MassDOT today provided a six-month update to its Board of Directors on notable accomplishment and achievements in the areas of tolling operations, customer service, and roadway reconstruction after successfully implementing All Electronic Tolling (AET) along I-90 (the Massachusetts Turnpike) on October 28, 2016. “We are   …Continue Reading MassDOT All Electronic Tolling Six Month Update

Sumner Toll Demolition: Ahead of Schedule Posted on May 7

Sumner Toll Demolition: Ahead of Schedule

MassDOT is ahead of schedule in its toll demolition and road reconstruction activities at the Sumner Tunnel toll plaza location in Boston and due to the progress made during operations over the past 36 hours, the scheduled closure of the Sumner Tunnel from 9 p.m.,   …Continue Reading Sumner Toll Demolition: Ahead of Schedule

Governor Baker Signs $290 Million Transportation Funding Bill Posted on May 4

Governor Baker Signs $290 Million Transportation Funding Bill

Governor Charlie Baker today signed An Act Financing Improvements to Municipal Roads and Bridges (H. 2783), authorizing $200 million in Chapter 90 transportation funds for municipalities across the Commonwealth this construction season. Chapter 90 transportation funding supports reimbursing municipalities for road-related construction projects and comes   …Continue Reading Governor Baker Signs $290 Million Transportation Funding Bill