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Callahan Tunnel Rededication Set for November 15 Posted on Nov 12

Callahan Tunnel Rededication Set for November 15

On Saturday, November 15, Acting MassDOT Secretary & CEO Frank DePaola will rededicate the Callahan Tunnel that carries traffic from Downtown to East Boston and Logan Airport. The tunnel is named in honor of Lt. William F. Callahan Jr., a Newton soldier killed in the   …Continue Reading Callahan Tunnel Rededication Set for November 15

Amesbury: What are those white blocks along I-95? Posted on Nov 10

Amesbury: What are those white blocks along I-95?

If you’ve traveled along I-95 in Amesbury lately, you’re probably wondering about those unusual looking white blocks along the highway. The blocks are made of Expanded Polystyrene (or EPS), and are a creative solution to a challenge on the Whittier Bridge/I-95 Improvement Project. The blocks   …Continue Reading Amesbury: What are those white blocks along I-95?

Fall River Route 79/Braga Bridge: Honoring our Veterans Posted on Nov 7

Fall River Route 79/Braga Bridge: Honoring our Veterans

Veterans Day is a time to honor those who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces. All over the country Americans celebrate veterans and thank them for their service. We volunteer our time, hold parades and ceremonies, offer meals and pay tribute to veterans on   …Continue Reading Fall River Route 79/Braga Bridge: Honoring our Veterans

“Safe Streets. Smart Trips” High School Video Contest Winners! Posted on Nov 5

“Safe Streets. Smart Trips” High School Video Contest Winners!

MassDOT has announced the winners of the Safe Streets. Smart Trips. Statewide High School Video Contest! The winning videos successfully and creatively demonstrated an understanding of safe walking, cycling, and driving behavior. The winners are: Grand Prize: Melrose , Running PSA Runner Up: Natick, The   …Continue Reading “Safe Streets. Smart Trips” High School Video Contest Winners!

Burns Bridge Project: Winter Safety Update Posted on Nov 4

Burns Bridge Project: Winter Safety Update

The Burns Bridge Project in Worcester-Shrewsbury will continue throughout the fall and winter. The project team reminds all wintertime recreational users of the following conditions on Lake Quinsigamond while the bridge is under construction: As during the winter of 2013-2014, an open navigation channel will   …Continue Reading Burns Bridge Project: Winter Safety Update

Route 79/Braga Bridge Project Traffic Update Posted on Oct 30

Route 79/Braga Bridge Project Traffic Update

MassDOT will begin implementing traffic changes for the next stage of construction for the Route 79/Braga Bridge Project on Wednesday, November 12. The following changes will be implemented in a phased approach through the middle of December: Vehicles on Route 79/138 (Broadway) bound for Interstate   …Continue Reading Route 79/Braga Bridge Project Traffic Update

November E-ZPass Sign Up: Chelsea, Everett Posted on Oct 28

November E-ZPass Sign Up: Chelsea, Everett

MassDOT is encouraging motorists to join E-ZPass with All-Electronic Tolling now in place on the Tobin Bridge and expanding statewide within the next two years. The E-ZPass Street Team will be enrolling new customers in the E-ZPass throughout the Fall season. The E-ZPass Van schedule   …Continue Reading November E-ZPass Sign Up: Chelsea, Everett

MassDOT, MAPFRE/Commerce Insurance Observe Teen Driver Safety Week Posted on Oct 23

MassDOT, MAPFRE/Commerce Insurance Observe Teen Driver Safety Week

  Guest Blog Written By Patrick McDonald, CPCU, AIM, AIS Executive Vice President – Business & Clients MAPFRE | Commerce Insurance At MAPFRE | Commerce Insurance, we recognize that Massachusetts teen drivers are at risk and need extra care, support and guidance before getting behind   …Continue Reading MassDOT, MAPFRE/Commerce Insurance Observe Teen Driver Safety Week

I-90 Allston Interchange Project Public Meeting November 5 Posted on Oct 23

I-90 Allston Interchange Project Public Meeting November 5

The MassDOT I-90 Allston Interchange Improvement Project task force has scheduled a public meeting to review the latest information about the project: Wednesday, November 5, 6pm, Fiorentino Community Center, 123 Antwerp Street, Allston The I-90 Allston viaduct is nearing the end of its useful lifespan   …Continue Reading I-90 Allston Interchange Project Public Meeting November 5

Students Restore Historic Massachusetts Public Works Truck Posted on Oct 21

Students Restore Historic Massachusetts Public Works Truck

A 1947 Ford dump truck with the proud historic logo “Massachusetts Department of Public Works” is now being restored by students at Bristol/Plymouth Regional Technical School in Taunton. MassDOT Secretary of Transportation Richard Davey visited the school to check on the students’ work and the   …Continue Reading Students Restore Historic Massachusetts Public Works Truck