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Governor Baker Names MassDOT Board Chair, Final Appointment Posted on May 12

Governor Baker Names MassDOT Board Chair, Final Appointment

Governor Charlie Baker today announced the administration’s remaining appointment to the Board of Directors of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) and designated Ruth Bonsignore as the Chair of the MassDOT Board. Former Commissioner of Public Works and Parks for the City of Worcester, Robert   …Continue Reading Governor Baker Names MassDOT Board Chair, Final Appointment

Governor Baker Announces New Appointments to MassDOT Board Posted on May 8

Governor Baker Announces New Appointments to MassDOT Board

Today, Governor Charlie Baker announced five new appointments to the Board of Directors of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation. The board, which includes Secretary Stephanie Pollack, currently oversees all MassDOT operations including the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA), Highway, Mass Transit, Aeronautics, the Registry of   …Continue Reading Governor Baker Announces New Appointments to MassDOT Board

Plan Ahead: Mother’s Day Weekend Traffic Posted on May 7

Plan Ahead: Mother’s Day Weekend Traffic

MassDOT encourages travelers to plan ahead and travel safely during the upcoming Mother’s Day weekend. The heaviest traffic is expected Friday, May 8, and Sunday afternoon through early evening, particularly on toll roads and approaches to Cape Cod. Drivers are encouraged to make travel plans   …Continue Reading Plan Ahead: Mother’s Day Weekend Traffic

Whittier Bridge Project: Helps Connect Regional Trail Network Posted on May 7

Whittier Bridge Project: Helps Connect Regional Trail Network

Spring has finally arrived! It’s time to dust off those bikes and strollers in the garage, find that favorite pair of shoes, and go outside. However you choose to enjoy the weather, consider exploring the coastal trails in the Merrimack Valley region. Visitors can walk,   …Continue Reading Whittier Bridge Project: Helps Connect Regional Trail Network

Casey Arborway Project: Casey Overpass Permanent Closure Posted on May 5

Casey Arborway Project: Casey Overpass Permanent Closure

As part of the MassDOT Casey Arborway Project, the project team has announced that the Casey Overpass will be closed as follows: Saturday, May 9th – Westbound toward Jamaica Pond closed Saturday, May 16th – Casey Overpass closed permanently BOTH directions By the time of   …Continue Reading Casey Arborway Project: Casey Overpass Permanent Closure

Construction Career Day to Attract Hundreds of High School Students Posted on May 5

Construction Career Day to Attract Hundreds of High School Students

More than 600 Vocational Technology High School Students from across Massachusetts will move a step closer to a career in the construction industry at the 13th Annual Massachusetts Construction Career Day to be held Thursday, May 7th, 7:30 AM to 2:30 PM, at the New   …Continue Reading Construction Career Day to Attract Hundreds of High School Students

New Bedford-Fairhaven Bridge Corridor Study Meeting Set Posted on Apr 21

New Bedford-Fairhaven Bridge Corridor Study Meeting Set

MassDOT will hold a public informational meeting on the New Bedford-Fairhaven Bridge Corridor Study as follows: Thursday, May 7th, 6:00p.m to 8:00 p.m, Waypoint Event Center, 185 MacArthur Drive, New Bedford The focus of the study is to evaluate and address multimodal transportation issues along   …Continue Reading New Bedford-Fairhaven Bridge Corridor Study Meeting Set

Cambridge: Kendall Square Mobility Task Force Posted on Apr 17

Cambridge: Kendall Square Mobility Task Force

The first meeting of MassDOT’s Kendall Square Mobility Task Force is scheduled as follows: Tuesday, April 28, 2015 from 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM at 600 Technology Square (corner of Main and Portland) – 3rd floor in Cambridge.  MassDOT’s Kendall Square Mobility Task Force process   …Continue Reading Cambridge: Kendall Square Mobility Task Force

MassDOT Approves Contract for Springfield I-91 Viaduct Project Posted on Apr 15

MassDOT Approves Contract for Springfield I-91 Viaduct Project

MassDOT today awarded a contract for the rehabilitation of the I-91 viaduct structure in Springfield. The lowest responsible bid was submitted by the joint venture of JF White-Schiavone, $148,000,150. There were three bids in total. The total project cost of $183,325,172 includes railroad flaggers, traffic   …Continue Reading MassDOT Approves Contract for Springfield I-91 Viaduct Project

April: Distracted Driving Awareness Month Posted on Apr 14

April: Distracted Driving Awareness Month

MassDOT joins the U.S. Department of Transportation and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) during Distracted Driving Awareness Month in April in urging drivers to avoid texting and other driving distractions. The NHTSA 2015 national distracted driving enforcement campaign carries the message: “U Drive. U   …Continue Reading April: Distracted Driving Awareness Month