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Plan Ahead for Thanksgiving Week Travel Posted on Nov 16

Plan Ahead for Thanksgiving Week Travel

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation is encouraging members of the public to plan ahead for the Thanksgiving holiday travel period by recognizing that volumes may be higher at times on roadways throughout the Commonwealth, using the appropriate resources to make informed decisions on route and   …Continue Reading Plan Ahead for Thanksgiving Week Travel

Winter Weather Thursday through Friday Morning Posted on Nov 15

Winter Weather Thursday through Friday Morning

MassDOT is advising the public to use caution, be mindful of poor visibility and flash freezing, and make informed travel decisions as winter weather conditions across the Commonwealth are predicted from Thursday afternoon through Friday morning. “We are encouraging everyone to minimize driving during the   …Continue Reading Winter Weather Thursday through Friday Morning

Whittier Bridge/I-95 Improvement Project Receives American Infrastructure Magazine’s Bridge of the Year Award Posted on Nov 14

Whittier Bridge/I-95 Improvement Project Receives American Infrastructure Magazine’s Bridge of the Year Award

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation is pleased to announce that the $318 million Whittier Bridge/I-95 Improvement Project has received the American Infrastructure Magazine’s Bridge of the Year Project Award. This major construction project consisted of replacing the existing Whittier Bridge as well as widening and   …Continue Reading Whittier Bridge/I-95 Improvement Project Receives American Infrastructure Magazine’s Bridge of the Year Award

MassDOT, MAPFRE Insurance Remind Motorists to Make it to the Thanksgiving Table Safely Posted on Nov 13

MassDOT, MAPFRE Insurance Remind Motorists to Make it to the Thanksgiving Table Safely

As the Thanksgiving holiday approaches, motorists in Massachusetts and across the country will be headed out to visit family and friends. AAA predicts that nearly 49 million Americans will be traveling by car during the holiday weekend, and as more people hit the road, practicing   …Continue Reading MassDOT, MAPFRE Insurance Remind Motorists to Make it to the Thanksgiving Table Safely

MassDOT Participates in National Traffic Incident Response Awareness Week Posted on Nov 9

MassDOT Participates in National Traffic Incident Response Awareness Week

MassDOT joins the Federal Highway Administration and DOTs across the country to heighten awareness of traffic incident management programs the week of November 11-17, 2018. Every minute of every day emergency responders across the country work tirelessly to help save lives at the scene of   …Continue Reading MassDOT Participates in National Traffic Incident Response Awareness Week

Boston: North Washington Street Bridge Replacement Update Posted on Nov 8

Boston: North Washington Street Bridge Replacement Update

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation has announced that beginning the morning of Wednesday, November 14, 2018, the western sidewalk (Charles River side) on the North Washington Street Bridge will be closed to all pedestrians. Those seeking to use a sidewalk to travel across the bridge   …Continue Reading Boston: North Washington Street Bridge Replacement Update

Veteran’s Day Weekend Travel, Services Update Posted on Nov 8

Veteran’s Day Weekend Travel, Services Update

MassDOT is advising the public to plan ahead for travel during the upcoming Veteran’s Day weekend and to take note of adjusted schedules for use of the High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lane between Boston-Quincy and for visiting Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) customer service center   …Continue Reading Veteran’s Day Weekend Travel, Services Update

MassDOT Announces Safe Streets Smart Trips Statewide High School Video Contest Winners Posted on Nov 2

MassDOT Announces Safe Streets Smart Trips Statewide High School Video Contest Winners

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) is pleased to announce the winners of the Safe Streets Smart Trips statewide high school video contest. Submissions from Belmont High School and Maynard High School were awarded the grand prize for the freshman/sophomore, and junior/senior categories, respectively. Runner   …Continue Reading MassDOT Announces Safe Streets Smart Trips Statewide High School Video Contest Winners

Baker-Polito Administration Celebrates Completion of Whittier Bridge/I-95 Improvement Project Posted on Oct 30

Baker-Polito Administration Celebrates Completion of Whittier Bridge/I-95 Improvement Project

Governor Charlie Baker and Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito today joined Highway Administrator Jonathan Gulliver, members of the Massachusetts Legislature, municipal officials, and local leaders at a ribbon cutting event in Newburyport to celebrate the completion of the $318 million Whittier Bridge/I-95 Improvement Project. This major   …Continue Reading Baker-Polito Administration Celebrates Completion of Whittier Bridge/I-95 Improvement Project

Baker-Polito Administration Announces $40 Million in Additional Local Road and Bridge Funding Posted on Oct 24

Baker-Polito Administration Announces $40 Million in Additional Local Road and Bridge Funding

The Baker-Polito Administration is announcing that $40 million in additional funding will be provided to cities and towns in Fiscal Year 2019 (FY19) for road construction and transportation improvement projects.  This funding was included in a supplemental budget signed by Governor Charlie Baker on Tuesday,   …Continue Reading Baker-Polito Administration Announces $40 Million in Additional Local Road and Bridge Funding