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Longfellow Bridge Project Will Reach Full Beneficial Use Milestone Thursday Morning Posted on May 30

Longfellow Bridge Project Will Reach Full Beneficial Use Milestone Thursday Morning

The Baker-Polito Administration has announced that the Longfellow Bridge Rehabilitation Project is expected to reach the full beneficial use milestone by approximately 5 a.m., Thursday, May 31, at which time the public will be able to enjoy the full benefits of this major multimodal bridge   …Continue Reading Longfellow Bridge Project Will Reach Full Beneficial Use Milestone Thursday Morning

MassDOT Encourages Memorial Day Travelers to Plan Ahead Posted on May 22

MassDOT Encourages Memorial Day Travelers to Plan Ahead

MassDOT advises Memorial Day holiday travelers to plan ahead, utilize MassDOT’s many travel “real time” tools to plan trips and use public transportation if possible to travel between destinations.  On Memorial Day, May 28, Registry of Motor Vehicle customer service locations will be closed, as   …Continue Reading MassDOT Encourages Memorial Day Travelers to Plan Ahead

Boston: I-90 Lane Reductions and Ramp Closures on the Weekend of June 1-3 Posted on May 18

Boston: I-90 Lane Reductions and Ramp Closures on the Weekend of June 1-3

Beginning at 9:00 PM on Friday, June 1, MassDOT will reduce I-90 between the Allston Interchange and the Beacon Street Overpass in Boston to two lanes in each direction. I-90 will reopen to four lanes in each direction by 5:00 AM on Sunday, June 3. This   …Continue Reading Boston: I-90 Lane Reductions and Ramp Closures on the Weekend of June 1-3

MassDOT, MAPFRE Insurance Reminder: May is Global Youth Traffic Safety Month Posted on May 17

MassDOT, MAPFRE Insurance Reminder: May is Global Youth Traffic Safety Month

May is Global Youth Traffic Safety Month, which was established in 2007 by the National Organizations for Youth Safety (NOYS) in partnership with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The designation serves as a great reminder to instill safe driving techniques into our day-to-day   …Continue Reading MassDOT, MAPFRE Insurance Reminder: May is Global Youth Traffic Safety Month

Draft 2019-2023 State Transportation Improvement Program Posted on May 15

Draft 2019-2023 State Transportation Improvement Program

MassDOT announces the release of the draft State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) for Federal Fiscal Years (FFY) 2019-2023 and welcomes public comment until June 4, 2018. The STIP is a five-year investment program that prioritizes federal funds for improvements to our roadways, bridges, transit systems,   …Continue Reading Draft 2019-2023 State Transportation Improvement Program

Governor’s Commission on the Future of Transportation Listening Sessions Posted on May 15

Governor’s Commission on the Future of Transportation Listening Sessions

The Governor’s Commission on the Future of Transportation is presenting a series of five listening sessions on the Future of Transportation in Massachusetts. These sessions are open to the public and will offer an opportunity to capture ideas and discuss policy, as well as receive   …Continue Reading Governor’s Commission on the Future of Transportation Listening Sessions

I-495 Bridge Design-Build Contract Approved Posted on May 14

I-495 Bridge Design-Build Contract Approved

The MassDOT Board of Directors today approved the awarding of a Design-Build contract to SPS New England, Inc. for approximately $90 million to replace the bridge that carries Interstate 495 over the Merrimack River. The work will take place on I-495 in Haverhill, between Exits   …Continue Reading I-495 Bridge Design-Build Contract Approved

Massachusetts Avenue Bridge at Commonwealth Avenue Is Now Open For Travel Posted on May 14

Massachusetts Avenue Bridge at Commonwealth Avenue Is Now Open For Travel

MassDOT is pleased to announce that replacement of the bridge carrying Massachusetts Avenue traffic over Commonwealth Avenue in the Back Bay is complete and that the bridge is now open for travel.  Crews yesterday finished several important tasks including the forming, rebar and concrete placement   …Continue Reading Massachusetts Avenue Bridge at Commonwealth Avenue Is Now Open For Travel

Massachusetts Avenue Bridge Replacement Project Nearing Completion Posted on May 13

Massachusetts Avenue Bridge Replacement Project Nearing Completion

MassDOT is pleased to announce that replacement of the bridge carrying Massachusetts Avenue traffic over Commonwealth Avenue in the Back Bay reached a number of milestones today and the new bridge is now scheduled to open for the morning commute on Monday. Crews today finished   …Continue Reading Massachusetts Avenue Bridge Replacement Project Nearing Completion

Boston: Massachusetts Avenue Bridge over Commonwealth Avenue Replacement Update Posted on May 11

Boston: Massachusetts Avenue Bridge over Commonwealth Avenue Replacement Update

MassDOT today announced that work is proceeding on schedule to demolish the Massachusetts Avenue Bridge over Commonwealth Avenue in Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood. The bridge is being replaced and the new bridge is scheduled to open to travelers at 5 a.m., Tuesday, May 15. The   …Continue Reading Boston: Massachusetts Avenue Bridge over Commonwealth Avenue Replacement Update