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Longfellow Bridge: August Closures Update Posted on Jul 29

Longfellow Bridge: August Closures Update

The Longfellow Bridge Rehabilitation Project moves forward with demolition work that will require bridge closures. MassDOT’s contractor, White-Skanska-Consigli JV (WSC), will periodically close the Longfellow Bridge to all vehicular traffic beginning on Saturday, August 1 through Friday, August 21. The closures are necessary to safely   …Continue Reading Longfellow Bridge: August Closures Update

Barre: Town Common Project Moves Forward Posted on Jul 28

Barre: Town Common Project Moves Forward

MassDOT Highway Administrator Thomas J. Tinlin joined elected officials to celebrate the groundbreaking of the Barre Town Common Improvements Project. Located in the center of Barre, at the junction of Routes 122, 32, and 62, the Barre Town Common Improvement Project will redesign the five   …Continue Reading Barre: Town Common Project Moves Forward

Casey Arborway: Night Work Begins July 26 Posted on Jul 24

Casey Arborway: Night Work Begins July 26

As part of the ongoing Casey Arborway Project, night work will resume beginning Sunday, July 26th through Thursday, July 30 and continue for approximately 5 weeks. Night work hours are 8PM to 6AM. Night work is necessary for public safety and will take place with   …Continue Reading Casey Arborway: Night Work Begins July 26

Burns Bridge Update: Traffic Shift Posted on Jul 22

Burns Bridge Update: Traffic Shift

The Kenneth F. Burns Memorial Bridge project in Worcester-Shrewsbury continues to move toward completion. A traffic shift will take place tonight, Wednesday, July 22nd, when eastbound traffic will be shifted from the northern half of the Burns Bridge to its permanent location on the bridge’s   …Continue Reading Burns Bridge Update: Traffic Shift

Springfield: I-91 Viaduct Overnight Lane Closures through Fall 2015 Posted on Jul 20

Springfield: I-91 Viaduct Overnight Lane Closures through Fall 2015

MassDOT contractors began construction work in early July to prepare the I-91 Viaduct for rehabilitation. This first phase includes utility work, intersection improvements and bridge deck repairs with nightly lane restrictions. On Sunday through Thursday nights through fall 2015, one or two lanes on I-91   …Continue Reading Springfield: I-91 Viaduct Overnight Lane Closures through Fall 2015

Fall River Route 79: Roadways Open, Detours Modified July 18 Posted on Jul 17

Fall River Route 79: Roadways Open, Detours Modified July 18

The Route 79/Braga Bridge Improvements Project in Fall River moves forward with roadway segments to be opened and new detour routes implemented by sundown on Saturday, July 18.  Detour routes for on-ramps to I-195 east and westbound and for Route 79/138 have been modified to   …Continue Reading Fall River Route 79: Roadways Open, Detours Modified July 18

Methuen Rotary Project Shows Progress Posted on Jul 15

Methuen Rotary Project Shows Progress

The Methuen Rotary I-93 Interchange Reconstruction Project at Routes 110 and 113 shows visible progress as construction continues in summer 2015. MassDOT contractors are reconstructing the I-93 Exit 46 interchange at Routes 110 and 113 in Methuen, replacing the existing rotary with a partial cloverleaf   …Continue Reading Methuen Rotary Project Shows Progress

Somerville-Boston: I-93 South Resurfacing Begins July 7th Posted on Jul 7

Somerville-Boston: I-93 South Resurfacing Begins July 7th

MassDOT crews on Tuesday evening, July 7th, will begin overnight pavement milling and resurfacing work on I-93 South between Exit 30 (Route 38) in Somerville and a point south of Exit 26 (Leverett Circle) just north of the Zakim Bridge in Boston. The work will   …Continue Reading Somerville-Boston: I-93 South Resurfacing Begins July 7th

I-95 Add-A-Lane Project Update Posted on Jul 6

I-95 Add-A-Lane Project Update

MassDOT’s I-95/Route 128 Add-a-Lane Project final phase continues to move forward during the month of July. Throughout the week of July 6, MassDOT contractor Barletta Heavy Division will continue construction operations with work performed during both the standard working hours of 7:00AM to 3:00PM and   …Continue Reading I-95 Add-A-Lane Project Update

MassDOT: Prioritizing Capital Projects Recommendations Posted on Jul 2

MassDOT: Prioritizing Capital Projects Recommendations

MassDOT Secretary and CEO Stephanie Pollack today announced the publication of new recommendations for the evaluation and prioritization of proposed capital projects. The recommendations have been submitted to MassDOT by an independent Project Selection Advisory Council, which has worked for 18 months to develop a   …Continue Reading MassDOT: Prioritizing Capital Projects Recommendations