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Plan Ahead for Holiday Weekend Travel Posted on Sep 1

Plan Ahead for Holiday Weekend Travel

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.  Based on the number of toll transactions on the Turnpike from Weston to   …Continue Reading Plan Ahead for Holiday Weekend Travel

Safe Streets Smart Trips High School Video Contest Reminder! Posted on Aug 31

Safe Streets Smart Trips High School Video Contest Reminder!

Calling All Massachusetts High School Students! MassDOT announces the second annual Safe Streets Smart Trips Statewide 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.   …Continue Reading Safe Streets Smart Trips High School Video Contest Reminder!

Whittier Bridge Project: Summer Milestones Posted on Aug 25

Whittier Bridge Project: Summer Milestones

The Whittier Bridge/I-95 Improvement Project is a prime example of just how much progress can be made in a summer construction season. From steel arches to freshly paved roadways, improvements are visible along the entire project corridor. Drivers passing over the existing Whittier Bridge on   …Continue Reading Whittier Bridge Project: Summer Milestones

Longfellow Bridge “Salt and Pepper” Towers Take Shape- Again! Posted on Aug 22

Longfellow Bridge “Salt and Pepper” Towers Take Shape- Again!

The rebuilding of the upstream “Salt and Pepper” towers on the Longfellow Bridge is underway as part of the Longfellow Bridge Rehabilitation Project. In March 2014, MassDOT’s contractor dismantled two of the iconic towers to launch the restoration process. Beginning this week, the towers are   …Continue Reading Longfellow Bridge “Salt and Pepper” Towers Take Shape- Again!

Needham-Wellesley I-95 Add-A-Lane Project: Ramp Changes Posted on Aug 21

Needham-Wellesley I-95 Add-A-Lane Project: Ramp Changes

MassDOT’s project team will implement ramp changes as part of the Needham-Wellesley I-95 Add-A-Lane Project.  The changes at the Route 9/I-95 interchange are scheduled to begin on Friday, September 11, 8pm. The change would be delayed one day in case of inclement weather. New pavement   …Continue Reading Needham-Wellesley I-95 Add-A-Lane Project: Ramp Changes

West Springfield: 2 New Bridges, Safer Rotary in One Summer Posted on Aug 19

West Springfield: 2 New Bridges, Safer Rotary in One Summer

Drivers in West Springfield will soon find more than just structural improvements to the Memorial Avenue Rotary. Over the course of two long weekends in June and July, MassDOT’s contractor, SPS New England, addressed the safety concerns related to two bridges that carry the Rotary   …Continue Reading West Springfield: 2 New Bridges, Safer Rotary in One Summer

RMV Launches @MassRMV Twitter Feed Posted on Aug 17

RMV Launches @MassRMV Twitter Feed

The Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) today announced the launch of a Twitter feed: @MassRMV. The announcement comes as part of a statewide initiative to bring RMV customers signature customer experience and will allow followers to receive Registry news, service updates, and other real   …Continue Reading RMV Launches @MassRMV Twitter Feed

Longfellow Bridge Public Meetings Set Posted on Aug 17

Longfellow Bridge Public Meetings Set

MassDOT has scheduled two Public Information Meetings for the Longfellow Bridge Rehabilitation Project to provide an update on upcoming work and schedule details. The meetings are as follows: Wednesday, September 2, 6:00 – 8:00 PM, Multicultural Arts Center, 41 Second Street, Cambridge Thursday, September 17,   …Continue Reading Longfellow Bridge Public Meetings Set

Governor Baker Appoints Gittlen to MassDOT Board Posted on Aug 14

Governor Baker Appoints Gittlen to MassDOT Board

Governor Charlie Baker today announced the appointment of Russell Gittlen to the MassDOT Board of Directors. The MassDOT Board was expanded to 11 members by the Legislature this year based upon a recommendation by Governor Baker’s Special Panel of transportation leaders that was assembled to   …Continue Reading Governor Baker Appoints Gittlen to MassDOT Board

North Adams: Secretary Pollack Celebrates Hadley Overpass Completion Posted on Aug 12

North Adams: Secretary Pollack Celebrates Hadley Overpass Completion

MassDOT Secretary and CEO Stephanie Pollack today joined elected officials in North Adams to celebrate the completion of the Hadley Overpass Project. The $34.6 million project rehabilitated the functionally obsolete Hadley Overpass, which carries Route 8 (State Street) over the Hoosic River and the B&M   …Continue Reading North Adams: Secretary Pollack Celebrates Hadley Overpass Completion