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Whittier Bridge I-95 Update: River Boaters Notice Posted on Apr 18

Whittier Bridge I-95 Update: River Boaters Notice

The Whittier Bridge/I-95 Improvement Project continues through the 2014 boating season. Much of the work this season to construct the new northbound span of the Whittier Bridge is taking place from the Merrimack River to the immediate east of the existing bridge. Several large barges,   …Continue Reading Whittier Bridge I-95 Update: River Boaters Notice

Route 79/Braga Bridge Project Public Meeting Set Posted on Apr 17

Route 79/Braga Bridge Project Public Meeting Set

Please join MassDOT at a public meeting for an update on construction progress on the Route 79/Braga Bridge Improvements Project, as follows: Wednesday, April 30, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm, Heritage State Park Auditorium, 200 Davol Street, Fall River The meeting will include an opportunity   …Continue Reading Route 79/Braga Bridge Project Public Meeting Set

Plan Ahead: Holiday Weekend Travel Posted on Apr 16

Plan Ahead: Holiday Weekend Travel

MassDOT encourages travelers to plan ahead, travel safely, and use public transportation where possible during the upcoming holiday weekend. Heavy traffic is expected due to Easter Sunday observances and Patriot’s Day/Marathon Monday, April 21. The heaviest traffic congestion on I-90 during busy holiday weekends is   …Continue Reading Plan Ahead: Holiday Weekend Travel

Governor Patrick Announces “Go Time” Real Time Traffic System Posted on Apr 11

Governor Patrick Announces “Go Time” Real Time Traffic System

Governor Deval Patrick today announced that the “GO Time” real time traffic information system is now operational along Route 6 on Cape Cod and will be expanded to highways statewide by 2015. The Governor made today’s announcement at the Intelligent Transportation Society of America’s transportation   …Continue Reading Governor Patrick Announces “Go Time” Real Time Traffic System

Tobin Bridge: Lane Restrictions Begin Sunday April 13 Posted on Apr 11

Tobin Bridge: Lane Restrictions Begin Sunday April 13

MassDOT reminds drivers that the Tobin Bridge Project steel preservation/repair work and painting is resuming as planned.  As a result of the work, the travel lanes on the Tobin Bridge will be reduced to two lanes through the work site. Permanent lane restrictions will take   …Continue Reading Tobin Bridge: Lane Restrictions Begin Sunday April 13

Be Alert! Slow Down in Work Zones Posted on Apr 10

Be Alert! Slow Down in Work Zones

MassDOT Secretary & CEO Richard A. Davey joined his team from the MassDOT Highway Division, the Massachusetts State Police, elected officials, the Federal Highway Administration, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and members of the construction industry to implore motorists to slow down and avoid   …Continue Reading Be Alert! Slow Down in Work Zones

Pothole and Winter Recovery Program Announced Posted on Apr 9

Pothole and Winter Recovery Program Announced

MassDOT Secretary Richard A. Davey today announced the 2014 Pothole and Winter Recovery Program to support and accelerate the repair of potholes and other damage caused by the recent severe winter weather. The $40 million one-time program will assist all municipalities and MassDOT in performing   …Continue Reading Pothole and Winter Recovery Program Announced

Boston: I-93 Southbound Overnight Closure April 8 Posted on Apr 7

MassDOT is alerting motorists to plan ahead:  Complete Overnight Closure of I-93 Southbound in Boston Tuesday night, April 8 to early Wednesday, April 9 MassDOT’s maintenance schedule will require complete lane closures of Interstate 93 Southbound through Boston. I-93 SOUTHBOUND traffic will be detoured off   …Continue Reading Boston: I-93 Southbound Overnight Closure April 8

Traffic Alert: I-90 Pru Tunnel Restrictions This Weekend Posted on Apr 4

Traffic Alert: I-90 Pru Tunnel Restrictions This Weekend

The Massachusetts Convention Center Authority (MCCA) and MassDOT remind motorists to expect traffic impacts from this weekend’s lane restrictions on I-90 in Boston supporting the MCCA’s project to remove the ceiling of the Prudential Tunnel. The restrictions will reduce traffic to one lane in each   …Continue Reading Traffic Alert: I-90 Pru Tunnel Restrictions This Weekend

Burns Bridge Project: Alert for Lake Boaters Posted on Apr 2

Burns Bridge Project: Alert for Lake Boaters

The $89 million Kenneth F. Burns Memorial Bridge Replacement Project will continue through summer 2014 with advisories for boat traffic on the lake in the area. The project will widen the bridge from two to three travel lanes in each direction and include accessible sidewalks   …Continue Reading Burns Bridge Project: Alert for Lake Boaters