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New Bedford-Fairhaven Bridge Study Meeting Set Posted on Sep 15

New Bedford-Fairhaven Bridge Study 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 Study Meeting Set

Infra-Space Program: 8 Redevelopment Ideas Received Posted on Sep 10

Infra-Space Program: 8 Redevelopment Ideas Received

MassDOT today announced the new “Infra-Space” Program has received eight nominations representing seven communities for proposed redevelopment of space under elevated roads, bridges or viaducts. The redevelopment ideas were received from Boston, Fall River, Holyoke, New Bedford, Somerville, Springfield, and Worcester representing areas under the   …Continue Reading Infra-Space Program: 8 Redevelopment Ideas Received

Chatham: Mitchell River Bridge Reconstruction Posted on Sep 9

Chatham: Mitchell River Bridge Reconstruction

The Mitchell River Bridge in Chatham will be closed to traffic for reconstruction beginning Wednesday, September 17. During the closure, vehicles will be detoured via Stage Harbor Road, north, to the rotary where Route 28, Queen Anne Road, Stage Harbor Road, and Main Street intersect;   …Continue Reading Chatham: Mitchell River Bridge Reconstruction

Proposals Requested to Develop Historic Building, Land in North End Posted on Sep 8

MassDOT announced plans to seek Requests For Proposals (RFP) for development of a parcel of land on Hanover Street and the former Sumner Tunnel Administration Building in Boston’s North End. MassDOT will hold a public meeting in October to discuss RFP plans for the two   …Continue Reading Proposals Requested to Develop Historic Building, Land in North End

Boston: Bowker Overpass- Storrow Drive Ramp Closures Posted on Sep 5

Boston: Bowker Overpass- Storrow Drive Ramp Closures

Motorists are urged to plan ahead Monday through Saturday, September 8-13, as MassDOT will be closing the ramp from Storrow Drive eastbound to the Fenway via the Bowker Overpass, and the right travel lane beginning at the ramp on Storrow Drive westbound to the Fenway   …Continue Reading Boston: Bowker Overpass- Storrow Drive Ramp Closures

For Students! “Safe Streets. Smart Trips” Video Contest Posted on Sep 4

For Students! “Safe Streets. Smart Trips” Video Contest

MassDOT is seeking video submissions promoting safe walking, bicycling, and driving behaviors in Massachusetts. “Safe Streets. Smart Trips” High School Video Contest is part of a larger multi-agency initiative to promote bicycle and pedestrian safety through local education and enforcement efforts. The video contest is   …Continue Reading For Students! “Safe Streets. Smart Trips” Video Contest

Labor Day Weekend Travel: Plan Ahead! Posted on Aug 27

Labor Day Weekend Travel: Plan Ahead!

MassDOT encourages motorists to plan ahead for safe travel during the upcoming Labor Day holiday weekend. Heaviest Labor Day traffic on I-90 is expected Thursday and Friday westbound and Monday afternoon-evening eastbound.  The number of toll transactions on the Turnpike from Weston to the New   …Continue Reading Labor Day Weekend Travel: Plan Ahead!

Boston: I-90 Construction Update Posted on Aug 26

Boston: I-90 Construction Update

MassDOT contractors in August and September continue the preparation work to improve the median and Commonwealth Avenue Bridge substructure on Interstate 90 in Boston. The left lanes in both Eastbound and Westbound directions on I-90 from west of the Prudential tunnel to the Commonwealth Avenue   …Continue Reading Boston: I-90 Construction Update

Braintree-Weymouth Route 3 Resurfacing Begins September 2 Posted on Aug 25

Braintree-Weymouth Route 3 Resurfacing Begins September 2

MassDOT Secretary Richard A. Davey in Braintree today announced that the Route 3 Resurfacing Project in Weymouth and Braintree will begin Tuesday night, September 2. Paving work will occur from Exit 16/Route 18 in Weymouth to the Route 3 connection with I-93 North and South   …Continue Reading Braintree-Weymouth Route 3 Resurfacing Begins September 2

Lexington: Route 2 Bridges Project Update Posted on Aug 21

Lexington: Route 2 Bridges Project Update

MassDOT next week will begin preparations to replace the Route 2 Bridges over I-95 in Lexington by implementing a traffic shift on Route 2 east and westbound. The work to prepare for the shift requires lane closures from 8:00 PM each night to 5:00 AM   …Continue Reading Lexington: Route 2 Bridges Project Update