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Columbus Day Weekend: Travel Safely! Posted on Oct 8

Columbus Day Weekend: Travel Safely!

MassDOT advises highway travelers to plan ahead for one of the busiest days of the year on state highways this Friday ahead of the three-day Columbus Day weekend. The Friday before Columbus Day has been the busiest or second busiest day of the year on   …Continue Reading Columbus Day Weekend: Travel Safely!

Boston: I-90 Back Bay Ramps, Bowker Overpass Study Meeting Posted on Oct 1

Boston: I-90 Back Bay Ramps, Bowker Overpass Study Meeting

MassDOT is conducting the Massachusetts Turnpike – Boston Ramps Study.  The purpose of the study is to investigate the potential for new or revised access to and from the regional express highway network using the Massachusetts Turnpike, Interstate 90, along the segment between Commonwealth Avenue   …Continue Reading Boston: I-90 Back Bay Ramps, Bowker Overpass Study Meeting

Longfellow Bridge Update: October 11-12 Impacts Posted on Sep 29

Longfellow Bridge Update: October 11-12 Impacts

Major rehabilitation work is progressing at the Longfellow Bridge connecting Boston and Cambridge over the Charles River. The iconic “salt and pepper” bridge is being rehabilitated as part of a three and a half year, $255.5 million project funded through the Patrick Administration’s historic Accelerated   …Continue Reading Longfellow Bridge Update: October 11-12 Impacts

Route 79/Braga Bridge Project Meeting Set Posted on Sep 25

Route 79/Braga Bridge Project Meeting Set

MassDOT has scheduled a public meeting on the Route 79/Braga Bridge Improvements Project as follows: Tuesday, October 7, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm, Heritage State Park Auditorium, 200 Davol Street, Fall River Please join MassDOT at the public meeting on Tuesday, October 7 for an   …Continue Reading Route 79/Braga Bridge Project Meeting Set

Springfield I-91 Viaduct Project Moves Forward Posted on Sep 23

Springfield I-91 Viaduct Project Moves Forward

MassDOT announced that the project to rehabilitate the bridge deck on the elevated portion of Interstate 91 in Springfield is moving forward and being advertised for bids. The I-91 Viaduct Rehabilitation Project will replace the existing deck of the bridge, which is in poor condition.   …Continue Reading Springfield I-91 Viaduct Project Moves Forward

Whittier Bridge/I-95 Project Traffic Update Posted on Sep 19

Whittier Bridge/I-95 Project Traffic Update

Work on the Whittier Bridge/I-95 Project in Newburyport and Amesbury will require extended lane closure hours beginning next week. Beginning on Monday, September 22, the hours of daytime construction will extend the I-95 Northbound right lane closure the associated right lane closure on I-95 Northbound   …Continue Reading Whittier Bridge/I-95 Project Traffic Update

New Bedford-Fairhaven Bridge Study Meeting Set Posted on Sep 15

New Bedford-Fairhaven Bridge Study Meeting Set

MassDOT is conducting a study of the New Bedford-Fairhaven Bridge Corridor, a bridge that spans New Bedford Harbor. The swing bridge connecting the communities of New Bedford and Fairhaven is functionally obsolete, constrains marine traffic, and its opening results in extensive vehicle delays. This study   …Continue Reading New Bedford-Fairhaven Bridge Study Meeting Set

Infra-Space Program: 8 Redevelopment Ideas Received Posted on Sep 10

Infra-Space Program: 8 Redevelopment Ideas Received

MassDOT today announced the new “Infra-Space” Program has received eight nominations representing seven communities for proposed redevelopment of space under elevated roads, bridges or viaducts. The redevelopment ideas were received from Boston, Fall River, Holyoke, New Bedford, Somerville, Springfield, and Worcester representing areas under the   …Continue Reading Infra-Space Program: 8 Redevelopment Ideas Received

Chatham: Mitchell River Bridge Reconstruction Posted on Sep 9

Chatham: Mitchell River Bridge Reconstruction

The Mitchell River Bridge in Chatham will be closed to traffic for reconstruction beginning Wednesday, September 17. During the closure, vehicles will be detoured via Stage Harbor Road, north, to the rotary where Route 28, Queen Anne Road, Stage Harbor Road, and Main Street intersect;   …Continue Reading Chatham: Mitchell River Bridge Reconstruction

Proposals Requested to Develop Historic Building, Land in North End Posted on Sep 8

MassDOT announced plans to seek Requests For Proposals (RFP) for development of a parcel of land on Hanover Street and the former Sumner Tunnel Administration Building in Boston’s North End. MassDOT will hold a public meeting in October to discuss RFP plans for the two   …Continue Reading Proposals Requested to Develop Historic Building, Land in North End