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Boston: Commonwealth Avenue Bridge Project Community Meeting Posted on May 26

Boston: Commonwealth Avenue Bridge Project Community Meeting

MassDOT has scheduled a community meeting for the Commonwealth Avenue Bridge Reconstruction Project as follows:   Thursday, June 2, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Jacob Sleeper Auditorium (CGS 129), Boston University, 871 Commonwealth Avenue. The Commonwealth Avenue Bridge Reconstruction Project will replace the existing superstructure   …Continue Reading Boston: Commonwealth Avenue Bridge Project Community Meeting

Plan Ahead for Memorial Day Weekend Travel Posted on May 24

Plan Ahead for Memorial Day Weekend Travel

MassDOT encourages travelers to plan ahead and travel safely during the Memorial Day holiday weekend.  The heaviest traffic is observed during Thursday, Friday, and Monday afternoons and early evenings.  Drivers are encouraged to make travel plans accordingly and if possible avoid peak traffic volumes between   …Continue Reading Plan Ahead for Memorial Day Weekend Travel

MassDOT, MassWildlife Event Highlights Peregrine Falcon Nest Box Program Posted on May 21

MassDOT, MassWildlife Event Highlights Peregrine Falcon Nest Box Program

MassDOT’s  Highway Division and the Executive Office of Energy & Environmental Affairs’ Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife hosted an event on Friday, May 20 to highlight the joint Peregrine Falcon Nest Box Program and other cross-agency efforts to help with the recovery, conservation and   …Continue Reading MassDOT, MassWildlife Event Highlights Peregrine Falcon Nest Box Program

Leominster: Mechanic Street Groundbreaking Posted on May 20

Leominster: Mechanic Street Groundbreaking

MassDOT officials joined Leominster Mayor Dean Mazzarella today to celebrate groundbreaking for the reconstruction of Mechanic Street. The project will reconstruct Mechanic Street from its intersection with Laurel Street and east to the Leominster Connector to make it safer for vehicle and pedestrian traffic and   …Continue Reading Leominster: Mechanic Street Groundbreaking

MassDOT Complete Streets Funding Milestone Reached Posted on May 19

MassDOT Complete Streets Funding Milestone Reached

MassDOT’s Complete Streets Funding Program has reached a milestone, with 100 municipalities registered to participate! The Complete Streets Funding Program launched on February 1, 2016. In addition to reaching the 100 participant milestone, 46 municipalities have passed Complete Streets Policies, a primary requirement to be   …Continue Reading MassDOT Complete Streets Funding Milestone Reached

MassDOT Safety Video Contest for High School Students! Posted on May 18

MassDOT Safety Video Contest for High School Students!

MassDOT has announced the third annual statewide Safe Streets Smart Trips high school video contest. The contest serves as an initiative within the Massachusetts Strategic Highway Safety Plan (SHSP) to promote safe walking, bicycling, and driving behaviors within the Commonwealth. The contest began two years   …Continue Reading MassDOT Safety Video Contest for High School Students!

Somerville: Beacon Street Reconstruction Groundbreaking Posted on May 16

Somerville: Beacon Street Reconstruction Groundbreaking

MassDOT Highway Administrator Thomas J. Tinlin today joined Somerville Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone, state and local officials to celebrate the groundbreaking for the Beacon Street Reconstruction Project. The $11 million project includes Beacon Street from Oxford Street/Somerville Avenue south to the Cambridge city line near   …Continue Reading Somerville: Beacon Street Reconstruction Groundbreaking

Longfellow Bridge Project Public Meetings Set for May 24-25 Posted on May 13

Longfellow Bridge Project Public Meetings Set for May 24-25

MassDOT has scheduled two Public Information Meetings for the Longfellow Bridge Rehabilitation Project as follows: Tuesday, May 24, 6:00-8:00pm, Multicultural Arts Center, 41 Second Street, Cambridge Wednesday, May 25, 6:00-8:00pm,  Shriners Hospitals for Children, Auditorium, 51 Blossom Street, Boston The purpose of the meetings is   …Continue Reading Longfellow Bridge Project Public Meetings Set for May 24-25

Focus40 Kickoff: A Night to Focus on the T’s Future Posted on May 13

Focus40 Kickoff: A Night to Focus on the T’s Future

What will Greater Boston look like in the year 2040? How will climate change, new technologies, demographic trends and new mobility choices shape our transportation system? Join Secretary Of Transportation Stephanie Pollack, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Jay Ash and an interactive panel on   …Continue Reading Focus40 Kickoff: A Night to Focus on the T’s Future

Lexington: Route 2 I-95 Bridges Milestone: Traffic Shift Posted on May 11

Lexington: Route 2 I-95 Bridges Milestone: Traffic Shift

In another major project milestone for the Route 2 I-95 Bridges Project in Lexington, MassDOT will shift Route 2 westbound traffic to the new Route 2 West bridge for the final phase of construction. The shift will take place in phases over the weekend beginning   …Continue Reading Lexington: Route 2 I-95 Bridges Milestone: Traffic Shift