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MassDOT Board Names DePaola Interim MBTA General Manager Posted on Feb 25

MassDOT Board Names DePaola Interim MBTA General Manager

The MassDOT Board of Directors voted unanimously to make Frank DePaola, currently serving as Highway Administrator and MassDOT’s Chief Operating Officer, Interim General Manager of the MBTA. MassDOT Secretary Stephanie Pollack also announced today that Thomas Tinlin, MassDOT’s Chief of Highway Operations and Maintenance, will   …Continue Reading MassDOT Board Names DePaola Interim MBTA General Manager

Pothole Report: Call 857-DOT-INFO Posted on Feb 24

Pothole Report: Call 857-DOT-INFO

MassDOT again this year is enlisting the public’s help this winter season in reporting pothole locations on state roads, allowing repairs to be made as quickly as possible. To report a pothole, drivers are encouraged to call MassDOT’s Pothole Hotline at 857-DOT-INFO (857-368-4636). Potholes are   …Continue Reading Pothole Report: Call 857-DOT-INFO

Route 2/I-95 Bridges Public Meeting Set Posted on Feb 18

Route 2/I-95 Bridges Public Meeting Set

MassDOT has scheduled a public information meeting regarding the Route 2/I-95 Bridge Replacement Project as follows: Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at 6:30 PM, Jonas Clarke Middle School in Lexington The purpose of the meeting is to present the 75% design and a construction update. Following   …Continue Reading Route 2/I-95 Bridges Public Meeting Set

Governor Baker: Avoid Travel Sunday, February 15 Posted on Feb 14

Governor Baker: Avoid Travel Sunday, February 15

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker today asked residents to enjoy Valentine’s Day but urged everyone to avoid travel after midnight tonight and through Sunday, February 15. Highway Administrator Frank DePaola said MassDOT crews are treating state roads, continuing to clear ramps and roadsides, and assisting the   …Continue Reading Governor Baker: Avoid Travel Sunday, February 15

MassDOT-MassWildlife Partnership: Linking Landscapes for Wildlife Posted on Feb 14

MassDOT-MassWildlife Partnership: Linking Landscapes for Wildlife

MassDOT and MassWildlife are in their 6th year of an interagency partnership to streamline environmental regulatory review, improve the ecological integrity of lands abutting roads and highways, and to improve public safety. The program, called Linking Landscapes for Massachusetts Wildlife (LLMW), takes a multifaceted approach   …Continue Reading MassDOT-MassWildlife Partnership: Linking Landscapes for Wildlife

Winter Storm: Roads, MBTA, RMV Update: Monday, February 9 Posted on Feb 9

Winter Storm: Roads, MBTA, RMV Update: Monday, February 9

MassDOT early today has more than 3,100 snow and ice crews clearing and treating state roadways on Monday, February 9. Avoid travel if possible today. If you must drive, use caution and drive slowly. There is a 40 mph speed restrictions with no propane/tandems allowed   …Continue Reading Winter Storm: Roads, MBTA, RMV Update: Monday, February 9

Winter Storm Service Update: February 3 Posted on Feb 3

Winter Storm Service Update: February 3

MassDOT snow and ice crews continue to clear and treat state roadways on Tuesday, February 3. Travel with caution today. Roadways are wet to snow covered and may be icy in spots. Please allow extra time for travel. Here is an important service alert for   …Continue Reading Winter Storm Service Update: February 3

Winter Storm Update: February 2 Posted on Feb 2

Winter Storm Update: February 2

Travel with caution and use public transportation if possible today, Monday, February 2. Check the following information regarding today’s winter storm: MassDOT has deployed more than 3,300 crews treating and plowing snow for the morning commute. The Braintree-Boston HOV lane is closed today, Monday, February   …Continue Reading Winter Storm Update: February 2

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