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I-495 Highway Safety Program Announced Posted on Nov 20

I-495 Highway Safety Program Announced

MassDOT and the Massachusetts State Police announced the establishment of a new Highway Safety Corridor Program for I-495 through the towns of Chelmsford, Westford, Littleton, Boxborough, Bolton, and Berlin. The program posts public safety signs that read, “Highway Safety Corridor / Laws Strictly Enforced” at   …Continue Reading I-495 Highway Safety Program Announced

Robin Chase Appointed to MassDOT Board Posted on Nov 19

Robin Chase Appointed to MassDOT Board

Governor Deval Patrick today appointed Robin Chase to the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) Board of Directors. Chase is the founder and former CEO of Zipcar, the largest car-sharing company in the world, Buzzcar, a car-sharing marketplace in France and GoLoco, an online ridesharing community.   …Continue Reading Robin Chase Appointed to MassDOT Board

McGrath Boulevard Project Working Group Meeting Posted on Nov 18

McGrath Boulevard Project Working Group Meeting

MassDOT has assembled a working group for the McGrath Boulevard Project including residents, business owners and other local stakeholders. The purpose of the working group is to inform and advise MassDOT on important community issues affecting the development of a design for the McGrath Boulevard   …Continue Reading McGrath Boulevard Project Working Group Meeting

Callahan Tunnel Rededication Set for November 15 Posted on Nov 12

Callahan Tunnel Rededication Set for November 15

On Saturday, November 15, Acting MassDOT Secretary & CEO Frank DePaola will rededicate the Callahan Tunnel that carries traffic from Downtown to East Boston and Logan Airport. The tunnel is named in honor of Lt. William F. Callahan Jr., a Newton soldier killed in the   …Continue Reading Callahan Tunnel Rededication Set for November 15

Amesbury: What are those white blocks along I-95? Posted on Nov 10

Amesbury: What are those white blocks along I-95?

If you’ve traveled along I-95 in Amesbury lately, you’re probably wondering about those unusual looking white blocks along the highway. The blocks are made of Expanded Polystyrene (or EPS), and are a creative solution to a challenge on the Whittier Bridge/I-95 Improvement Project. The blocks   …Continue Reading Amesbury: What are those white blocks along I-95?

Fall River Route 79/Braga Bridge: Honoring our Veterans Posted on Nov 7

Fall River Route 79/Braga Bridge: Honoring our Veterans

Veterans Day is a time to honor those who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces. All over the country Americans celebrate veterans and thank them for their service. We volunteer our time, hold parades and ceremonies, offer meals and pay tribute to veterans on   …Continue Reading Fall River Route 79/Braga Bridge: Honoring our Veterans

“Safe Streets. Smart Trips” High School Video Contest Winners! Posted on Nov 5

“Safe Streets. Smart Trips” High School Video Contest Winners!

MassDOT has announced the winners of the Safe Streets. Smart Trips. Statewide High School Video Contest! The winning videos successfully and creatively demonstrated an understanding of safe walking, cycling, and driving behavior. The winners are: Grand Prize: Melrose , Running PSA Runner Up: Natick, The   …Continue Reading “Safe Streets. Smart Trips” High School Video Contest Winners!

Burns Bridge Project: Winter Safety Update Posted on Nov 4

Burns Bridge Project: Winter Safety Update

The Burns Bridge Project in Worcester-Shrewsbury will continue throughout the fall and winter. The project team reminds all wintertime recreational users of the following conditions on Lake Quinsigamond while the bridge is under construction: As during the winter of 2013-2014, an open navigation channel will   …Continue Reading Burns Bridge Project: Winter Safety Update

Route 79/Braga Bridge Project Traffic Update Posted on Oct 30

Route 79/Braga Bridge Project Traffic Update

MassDOT will begin implementing traffic changes for the next stage of construction for the Route 79/Braga Bridge Project on Wednesday, November 12. The following changes will be implemented in a phased approach through the middle of December: Vehicles on Route 79/138 (Broadway) bound for Interstate   …Continue Reading Route 79/Braga Bridge Project Traffic Update

November E-ZPass Sign Up: Chelsea, Everett Posted on Oct 28

November E-ZPass Sign Up: Chelsea, Everett

MassDOT is encouraging motorists to join E-ZPass with All-Electronic Tolling now in place on the Tobin Bridge and expanding statewide within the next two years. The E-ZPass Street Team will be enrolling new customers in the E-ZPass throughout the Fall season. The E-ZPass Van schedule   …Continue Reading November E-ZPass Sign Up: Chelsea, Everett