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Longfellow Bridge: “Salt and Pepper” Towers Work Posted on Mar 26

Longfellow Bridge: “Salt and Pepper” Towers Work

MassDOT on Saturday, March 28 will begin preparing to dismantle the downstream “salt and pepper” towers as part of the Longfellow Bridge Restoration Project. MassDOT’s contractor, White-Skanska-Consigli JV (WSC), coordinated with the cities of Cambridge and Boston as well as the MBTA to begin dismantling   …Continue Reading Longfellow Bridge: “Salt and Pepper” Towers Work

Work Zone Safety Awareness: “Expect the Unexpected” Posted on Mar 25

Work Zone Safety Awareness: “Expect the Unexpected”

MassDOT joins local, state and federal transportation officials in observing the 2015 National Work Zone Safety Awareness Week, Monday-Friday, March 23-27, and Massachusetts will be focusing on the month of April as Work Zone Safety Awareness Month. With the start of highway construction season, this   …Continue Reading Work Zone Safety Awareness: “Expect the Unexpected”

Baker-Polito Administration Announces Winter Recovery Assistance Program Posted on Mar 19

Baker-Polito Administration Announces Winter Recovery Assistance Program

Today, the Baker-Polito Administration launched the Winter Recovery Assistance Program, a $30 million targeted effort to assist cities and towns with repairs to roads and bridges under municipal jurisdiction. “Since day one, we promised to partner with our cities and towns to provide them with   …Continue Reading Baker-Polito Administration Announces Winter Recovery Assistance Program

New Whittier Bridge Evokes Classic Design Posted on Mar 17

New Whittier Bridge Evokes Classic Design

The John Greenleaf Whittier Memorial Bridge across the Merrimack River was dedicated in 1954 to honor the acclaimed 19th century poet and abolitionist from Haverhill. But when the Massachusetts Department of Public Works (MDPW) designed the span linking Amesbury and Newburyport, they had someone else   …Continue Reading New Whittier Bridge Evokes Classic Design

MassDOT Innovation & Tech Transfer Exchange Posted on Mar 10

MassDOT Innovation & Tech Transfer Exchange

MassDOT’s 2015 Innovation & Tech Transfer Exchange is the largest in the state, allowing innovators to share the newest ideas in transportation technology and create sustainable solutions. The Exchange is set for tomorrow and Thursday, March 11-12, at the DCU Center, Worcester. Are you wondering   …Continue Reading MassDOT Innovation & Tech Transfer Exchange

Methuen Rotary I-93 Project Update Posted on Mar 4

Methuen Rotary I-93 Project Update

MassDOT’s $66.4 million Methuen Rotary Reconstruction Project on I-93 at Routes 110 and 113 is moving forward during winter 2015. During the month of March, the following activities will continue on I-93 at Routes 110 and 113:   Removal of contaminated soil at mitigation area   …Continue Reading Methuen Rotary I-93 Project Update

Boston: Massachusetts Avenue Bridge Public Hearing Set Posted on Mar 2

Boston: Massachusetts Avenue Bridge Public Hearing Set

MassDOT has scheduled a Design Public Hearing for the proposed Massachusetts Avenue Bridge over Commonwealth Avenue Project in Boston as follows: Boston Central Library, Commonwealth Salon, 700 Boylston Street, Wednesday, March 25, 2015, 6:30PM-8:00PM The purpose of this hearing is to provide the public with   …Continue Reading Boston: Massachusetts Avenue Bridge Public Hearing Set

Casey Arborway Project Public Meeting: March 9 Posted on Feb 27

Casey Arborway Project Public Meeting: March 9

A second construction update Public Information Meeting for the Casey Arborway Project has been scheduled as follows: Monday, March 9, 7:00-9:00 PM, Boston English High School Auditorium, 144 McBride Street, Jamaica Plain The purpose of this meeting will be to provide the Jamaica Plain community   …Continue Reading Casey Arborway Project Public Meeting: March 9

MassDOT Board Names DePaola Interim MBTA General Manager Posted on Feb 25

MassDOT Board Names DePaola Interim MBTA General Manager

The MassDOT Board of Directors voted unanimously to make Frank DePaola, currently serving as Highway Administrator and MassDOT’s Chief Operating Officer, Interim General Manager of the MBTA. MassDOT Secretary Stephanie Pollack also announced today that Thomas Tinlin, MassDOT’s Chief of Highway Operations and Maintenance, will   …Continue Reading MassDOT Board Names DePaola Interim MBTA General Manager

Pothole Report: Call 857-DOT-INFO Posted on Feb 24

Pothole Report: Call 857-DOT-INFO

MassDOT again this year is enlisting the public’s help this winter season in reporting pothole locations on state roads, allowing repairs to be made as quickly as possible. To report a pothole, drivers are encouraged to call MassDOT’s Pothole Hotline at 857-DOT-INFO (857-368-4636). Potholes are   …Continue Reading Pothole Report: Call 857-DOT-INFO