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Newburyport: Whittier Bridge/I-95 Project Work Update Posted on Mar 24

Newburyport: Whittier Bridge/I-95 Project Work Update

MassDOT this week will begin preparations for the demolition and reconstruction of the Pine Hill Road/Ferry Road bridge over Interstate 95 in Newburyport. MassDOT’s contractor for the Whittier Bridge/I-95 Improvement Project, Walsh-McCourt JV, will install temporary traffic signals at either end of the bridge that   …Continue Reading Newburyport: Whittier Bridge/I-95 Project Work Update

Plan Ahead: Boston I-90 Weekend Lane Restrictions Posted on Mar 18

Plan Ahead: Boston I-90 Weekend Lane Restrictions

Today, the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority (MCCA) and MassDOT advised motorists of the anticipated traffic impacts that will result from four weekend lane restrictions on the Massachusetts Turnpike that support MCCA’s project to remove the ceiling of the Prudential Tunnel. The restrictions will reduce traffic   …Continue Reading Plan Ahead: Boston I-90 Weekend Lane Restrictions

Fore River Bridge Public Meeting March 27 Posted on Mar 18

Fore River Bridge Public Meeting March 27

A Fore River Bridge Replacement Project Public Information Meeting has been scheduled as follows: Thursday, March 27, 6:30 – 8:30 PM, The Fore River Club, 16 Nevada Street, Quincy The purpose of this meeting is to provide an overview the project’s progress over the past   …Continue Reading Fore River Bridge Public Meeting March 27

Sumner Tunnel Public Safety Exercise Set for March 18 Posted on Mar 17

MassDOT, in conjunction with its Boston-area public safety partners, will hold an overnight training exercise on Tuesday, March 18 from 10pm until 2am on Wednesday, March 19 inside the Sumner Tunnel to simulate a multi-agency, multi-jurisdictional response to a motor vehicle incident involving a fire   …Continue Reading Sumner Tunnel Public Safety Exercise Set for March 18

New Bedford-Fairhaven Bridge Upcoming Closure Posted on Mar 13

New Bedford-Fairhaven Bridge Upcoming Closure

MassDOT has announced plans to close the Route 6, New Bedford-Fairhaven swing bridge to vehicles for a two-week period beginning at the end of March in order to perform necessary structural steel repairs to the bridge’s floor beams. The closure dates may be affected by   …Continue Reading New Bedford-Fairhaven Bridge Upcoming Closure

Parking under I-93 Southeast Expressway Advances Posted on Mar 11

Parking under I-93 Southeast Expressway Advances

MassDOT today announced a licensing agreement has been reached to provide parking in two lots under the elevated portion of the I-93 Southeast Expressway in Boston. The agreement with GTI Properties, a locally owned and operated property management and development company, calls for management and   …Continue Reading Parking under I-93 Southeast Expressway Advances

Longfellow Bridge: Preserving “Salt and Pepper” Towers Posted on Mar 10

Longfellow Bridge: Preserving “Salt and Pepper” Towers

After careful historical and engineering review during preliminary and final design of the Longfellow Bridge Rehabilitation Project, MassDOT developed a plan to dismantle, clean, restore and re-set the granite stones of the iconic “salt and pepper” towers of the Longfellow Bridge. The plan will safely   …Continue Reading Longfellow Bridge: Preserving “Salt and Pepper” Towers

Callahan Tunnel Scheduled to Open Monday, March 10 Posted on Mar 7

Callahan Tunnel Scheduled to Open Monday, March 10

MassDOT Secretary & CEO Richard A. Davey and Highway Administrator Frank DePaola today announced the closure portion of the Callahan Tunnel Rehabilitation Project is coming to an end, and barring any unforeseen delays, the tunnel that carries traffic from Downtown to East Boston and Logan   …Continue Reading Callahan Tunnel Scheduled to Open Monday, March 10

Longfellow Bridge: “Salt and Pepper” Towers Work Posted on Mar 5

Longfellow Bridge: “Salt and Pepper” Towers Work

More than 100 years after the last stone was set on the “salt and pepper” towers of the Longfellow Bridge, MassDOT will begin dismantling the towers for storage, cleaning, and repair as part of the Longfellow Bridge Rehabilitation Project.  The work is anticipated to begin   …Continue Reading Longfellow Bridge: “Salt and Pepper” Towers Work

Burns Bridge Project: Demolition Underway Posted on Mar 5

Burns Bridge Project: Demolition Underway

One of the Patrick Administration’s Accelerated Bridge Program “mega projects” continues to advance ahead of schedule in Worcester-Shrewsbury. As of early March, traffic has been completely shifted to the first half of the new Kenneth F. Burns Memorial Bridge. This milestone was reached four months   …Continue Reading Burns Bridge Project: Demolition Underway