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All Electronic Tolling Fare Structure Public Meetings Set Posted on Aug 23

All Electronic Tolling Fare Structure Public Meetings Set

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation is convening public hearings on toll structure changes within I-90, (the Massachusetts Turnpike), and the Metropolitan Highway System, which includes the Boston tunnels and the Tobin Memorial Bridge. The proposed changes include changes in the toll collection gantry locations and   …Continue Reading All Electronic Tolling Fare Structure Public Meetings Set

MassDOT Moves Forward on All Electronic Tolling Posted on Aug 22

MassDOT Moves Forward on All Electronic Tolling

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) Board of Directors acted today to move ahead with plans to completely demolish Interstate 90 toll plazas by the end of 2017 as a milestone in the state’s progress toward All Electronic Tolling (AET) along Interstate 90 (the Massachusetts   …Continue Reading MassDOT Moves Forward on All Electronic Tolling

Longfellow Bridge: Construction Stages Combined to Save Time Posted on Aug 22

Longfellow Bridge: Construction Stages Combined to Save Time

MassDOT and its contractor, White-Skanska-Consigli (WSC), are combining Stages 4 and 6 of Longfellow Bridge Project construction in August 2016 to complete the project sooner. MassDOT began the multimodal shifts to accommodate the combined stages following relocation of the Red Line trains in mid-July. All   …Continue Reading Longfellow Bridge: Construction Stages Combined to Save Time

MassDOT Announces Appointment of Leonard Fournier as Tollpayer Advocate Posted on Aug 22

MassDOT Announces Appointment of Leonard Fournier as Tollpayer Advocate

MassDOT today announced the appointment of Leonard Fournier as Tollpayer Advocate. The tollpayer advocate serves without compensation and advocates on behalf of tollpayers to ensure that their interests are fully understood and considered by the MassDOT Board of Directors in its deliberations and decisions. The   …Continue Reading MassDOT Announces Appointment of Leonard Fournier as Tollpayer Advocate

Lincoln/Concord: Route 2/Crosby’s Corner Lane Closures Posted on Aug 18

Lincoln/Concord: Route 2/Crosby’s Corner Lane Closures

MassDOT has announced lane closures for the Route 2/Crosby’s Corner Reconstruction Project beginning on Sunday, August 21. From August 21 to September 3, daily lane closures will occur along the eastbound side of Route 2 between 9:30 AM and 5:30 PM. On the westbound side,   …Continue Reading Lincoln/Concord: Route 2/Crosby’s Corner Lane Closures

Methuen Rotary Update: Route 110/113 Realignment August 20 Posted on Aug 17

Methuen Rotary Update: Route 110/113 Realignment August 20

MassDOT has announced that Route 110/113 traffic will be realigned to travel under the newly constructed I-93 bridge in Methuen on Saturday August 20, 2016.  The existing rotary will no longer be in use as of August 20, 2016. Westbound traffic on Route 110/113 traveling   …Continue Reading Methuen Rotary Update: Route 110/113 Realignment August 20

Fore River Bridge Milestone: New Bridge Span to be Installed Posted on Aug 12

Fore River Bridge Milestone: New Bridge Span to be Installed

The Baker-Polito Administration and MassDOT today announced that a major project milestone has been reached with the Fore River Bridge Project: the scheduled move from land to water to installation of a new bridge span which is longer than a football field. MassDOT Secretary and   …Continue Reading Fore River Bridge Milestone: New Bridge Span to be Installed

Governor Baker Signs Legislation Investing in Local Transportation Infrastructure Posted on Aug 11

Governor Baker Signs Legislation Investing in Local Transportation Infrastructure

Governor Charlie Baker has signed legislation supporting major new investments in the Commonwealth’s local transportation infrastructure, including a $50 million Municipal Small Bridge Program, the broadening of the Complete Streets Funding Program to support projects in more municipalities, and a $750 million authorization for federal   …Continue Reading Governor Baker Signs Legislation Investing in Local Transportation Infrastructure

Methuen Rotary Milestone: I-93 South Off-Ramp Opens August 13 Posted on Aug 9

Methuen Rotary Milestone: I-93 South Off-Ramp Opens August 13

MassDOT has announced that the new off-ramp from I-93 South to Route 110/113 in Methuen will open to traffic on Saturday, August 13, 2016. Exiting traffic will join Route 110/113 west of the existing rotary. A new traffic signal installed at the base of the   …Continue Reading Methuen Rotary Milestone: I-93 South Off-Ramp Opens August 13

Longfellow Bridge Public Meetings Set Posted on Aug 5

Longfellow Bridge Public Meetings Set

MassDOT has scheduled two Public Information meetings for the Longfellow Bridge Rehabilitation Project as follows: Wednesday, August 17, 6:00-8:00pm, Shriners Hospital for Children, Auditorium, 51 Blossom Street, Boston Thursday, August 18, 6:00-8:00pm, Multicultural Arts Center, 41 Second Street, Cambridge The purpose of the meetings is   …Continue Reading Longfellow Bridge Public Meetings Set