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MassDOT to Drivers: “Don’t Crowd the Plow” Posted on Dec 28

MassDOT to Drivers: “Don’t Crowd the Plow”

MassDOT has announced its “Don’t Crowd the Plow” campaign highlighting the serious need for drivers to exercise caution and give extra space to snow fighting equipment. Highway Administrator Thomas J. Tinlin was joined by Colonel Richard McKeon of the Massachusetts State Police and Director of   …Continue Reading MassDOT to Drivers: “Don’t Crowd the Plow”

MassDOT Encourages Holiday Travelers to Plan Ahead Posted on Dec 22

MassDOT Encourages Holiday Travelers to Plan Ahead

MassDOT encourages travelers to plan ahead this holiday season, utilize MassDOT’s many travel tools and resources and take public transportation if possible. “We want everyone to reach their travel destinations safely and enjoy this holiday with their friends and loved ones,” said Transportation Secretary and   …Continue Reading MassDOT Encourages Holiday Travelers to Plan Ahead

APTA Report: Boston area Commuter Saves $1,000+ Monthly by Choosing MBTA Posted on Dec 22

APTA Report: Boston area Commuter Saves $1,000+ Monthly by Choosing MBTA

According to the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), a Boston area commuter who switches his or her daily commute from car to public transportation saves an average of $1,065 per month or $12,655 annually.  The savings are calculated as part of APTA’s monthly December 2016   …Continue Reading APTA Report: Boston area Commuter Saves $1,000+ Monthly by Choosing MBTA

Toll Plaza Demolition, Reconstruction Public Meetings Set Posted on Dec 21

Toll Plaza Demolition, Reconstruction Public Meetings Set

MassDOT has announced four public meetings to update the public on the status of the implementation of All Electronic Tolling and the progress of demolishing existing toll plaza infrastructure and reconstructing the roadway. Representatives of MassDOT will discuss the construction progress in 23 work zones,   …Continue Reading Toll Plaza Demolition, Reconstruction Public Meetings Set

MassDOT Provides “Universal Transponder” to North Pole Resident Posted on Dec 20

MassDOT Provides “Universal Transponder” to North Pole Resident

MassDOT is pleased to announce it has provided Santa Claus of the North Pole with a “universal” transponder, the first of its kind issued by MassDOT. This will allow the North Pole resident to travel state to state when necessary and also allow international travel without   …Continue Reading MassDOT Provides “Universal Transponder” to North Pole Resident

Allston/Brighton: I-90 Traffic Pattern Shift Posted on Dec 14

Allston/Brighton: I-90 Traffic Pattern Shift

MassDOT has announced a traffic pattern shift along I-90 (the Massachusetts Turnpike) at Interchange 19 in Allston/Brighton beginning in the evening hours tonight, Wednesday, December 14. This shift will allow for Stage 3 construction operations as part of the toll demolition and road reconstruction process   …Continue Reading Allston/Brighton: I-90 Traffic Pattern Shift

Driving in Winter Cold Weather: Be Prepared Posted on Dec 14

Driving in Winter Cold Weather: Be Prepared

Before you travel during cold weather, be prepared! Check MassDOT’s tips for preparing your vehicle for winter driving and carrying important winter car supplies in your vehicle. Preparing your vehicle for winter driving Keeping your vehicle in top operating condition is especially important to avoid   …Continue Reading Driving in Winter Cold Weather: Be Prepared

I-91 Viaduct Project Introduces Dynamic Lane Merge Pilot Program Posted on Dec 10

I-91 Viaduct Project Introduces Dynamic Lane Merge Pilot Program

Beginning in mid to late December, drivers will notice some new message signs on I-91 South as they approach the work zone of the I-91 Viaduct Rehabilitation Project in Springfield. MassDOT is implementing a pilot program for a Dynamic Lane Merge System to improve traffic   …Continue Reading I-91 Viaduct Project Introduces Dynamic Lane Merge Pilot Program

Weston: I-90 Traffic Pattern Shifts Posted on Dec 8

Weston: I-90 Traffic Pattern Shifts

MassDOT today announced upcoming traffic pattern shifts along I-90 at Interchange 14 in Weston beginning tonight to allow for Stage 3 construction operations in the toll demolition and road reconstruction process. These Stage 3 traffic shifts and construction operations were scheduled to take place in   …Continue Reading Weston: I-90 Traffic Pattern Shifts

MassDOT, Oregon Signs Mark Route 20- Longest Continuous Road in U.S. Posted on Dec 8

MassDOT, Oregon Signs Mark Route 20- Longest Continuous Road in U.S.

MassDOT and the community of Newport, Oregon have installed mileage signs marking each end of Route 20, the longest continuous road in the United States. Highway Administrator Thomas J. Tinlin joined City of Boston officials and MassDOT personnel at an event today to unveil MassDOT’s   …Continue Reading MassDOT, Oregon Signs Mark Route 20- Longest Continuous Road in U.S.