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Fall River Granite: Salvaging the Past for the Future Posted on Aug 7

Fall River Granite: Salvaging the Past for the Future

The City of Fall River’s new waterfront district plaza is set to open next summer as part of the Route 79/Braga Bridge Improvements Project. You’ll be able to sit on stone benches shaded by canopy trees, surrounded by ornamental lighting and plantings. As you enjoy   …Continue Reading Fall River Granite: Salvaging the Past for the Future

MassDOT Draft 2016-2019 State Transportation Improvement Program Posted on Aug 6

MassDOT Draft 2016-2019 State Transportation Improvement Program

MassDOT announces the release of the draft State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) for Federal Fiscal Years (FFY) 2016-2019 and welcomes public comment until August 25, 2015. The STIP is a four-year investment program that prioritizes nearly $4.5 billion dollars of federal and non-federal funds for   …Continue Reading MassDOT Draft 2016-2019 State Transportation Improvement Program

Governor Baker Appoints Mayors Sullivan, Mazzarella to MassDOT Board Posted on Aug 4

Governor Baker Appoints Mayors Sullivan, Mazzarella to MassDOT Board

Governor Charlie Baker today announced the appointment of Braintree Mayor Joseph Sullivan and Leominster Mayor Dean Mazzarella to the Board of Directors of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT). The MassDOT Board was expanded to 11 members by the Legislature this year based upon a   …Continue Reading Governor Baker Appoints Mayors Sullivan, Mazzarella to MassDOT Board

MassDOT Launches Flashing Yellow Arrow Traffic Signal Project Posted on Aug 3

MassDOT Launches Flashing Yellow Arrow Traffic Signal Project

MassDOT today announced the launch of a statewide program to retrofit approximately 350 traffic signals on state highways across Massachusetts. As part of the retrofit project, upgraded signal technology will begin installation at seven intersections in Wilmington and three intersections in Tyngsborough. The signal heads   …Continue Reading MassDOT Launches Flashing Yellow Arrow Traffic Signal Project

Longfellow Bridge: August Closures Update Posted on Jul 29

Longfellow Bridge: August Closures Update

The Longfellow Bridge Rehabilitation Project moves forward with demolition work that will require bridge closures. MassDOT’s contractor, White-Skanska-Consigli JV (WSC), will periodically close the Longfellow Bridge to all vehicular traffic beginning on Saturday, August 1 through Friday, August 21. The closures are necessary to safely   …Continue Reading Longfellow Bridge: August Closures Update

Barre: Town Common Project Moves Forward Posted on Jul 28

Barre: Town Common Project Moves Forward

MassDOT Highway Administrator Thomas J. Tinlin joined elected officials to celebrate the groundbreaking of the Barre Town Common Improvements Project. Located in the center of Barre, at the junction of Routes 122, 32, and 62, the Barre Town Common Improvement Project will redesign the five   …Continue Reading Barre: Town Common Project Moves Forward

Casey Arborway: Night Work Begins July 26 Posted on Jul 24

Casey Arborway: Night Work Begins July 26

As part of the ongoing Casey Arborway Project, night work will resume beginning Sunday, July 26th through Thursday, July 30 and continue for approximately 5 weeks. Night work hours are 8PM to 6AM. Night work is necessary for public safety and will take place with   …Continue Reading Casey Arborway: Night Work Begins July 26

Burns Bridge Update: Traffic Shift Posted on Jul 22

Burns Bridge Update: Traffic Shift

The Kenneth F. Burns Memorial Bridge project in Worcester-Shrewsbury continues to move toward completion. A traffic shift will take place tonight, Wednesday, July 22nd, when eastbound traffic will be shifted from the northern half of the Burns Bridge to its permanent location on the bridge’s   …Continue Reading Burns Bridge Update: Traffic Shift

Springfield: I-91 Viaduct Overnight Lane Closures through Fall 2015 Posted on Jul 20

Springfield: I-91 Viaduct Overnight Lane Closures through Fall 2015

MassDOT contractors began construction work in early July to prepare the I-91 Viaduct for rehabilitation. This first phase includes utility work, intersection improvements and bridge deck repairs with nightly lane restrictions. On Sunday through Thursday nights through fall 2015, one or two lanes on I-91   …Continue Reading Springfield: I-91 Viaduct Overnight Lane Closures through Fall 2015

Fall River Route 79: Roadways Open, Detours Modified July 18 Posted on Jul 17

Fall River Route 79: Roadways Open, Detours Modified July 18

The Route 79/Braga Bridge Improvements Project in Fall River moves forward with roadway segments to be opened and new detour routes implemented by sundown on Saturday, July 18.  Detour routes for on-ramps to I-195 east and westbound and for Route 79/138 have been modified to   …Continue Reading Fall River Route 79: Roadways Open, Detours Modified July 18