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Ashuwillticook Rail Trail Extension Moves Forward Posted on Mar 30

Ashuwillticook Rail Trail Extension Moves Forward

MassDOT announced today that construction has begun for the 1.2 mile extension of the Ashuwillticook Rail Trail from Hoosac Street to Lime Street in the town of Adams. The project has been uniquely designed to share the rail corridor with the town’s newly-restored Berkshire Scenic   …Continue Reading Ashuwillticook Rail Trail Extension Moves Forward

Somerville: McGrath Highway Ramp, Access Updates Posted on Mar 29

Somerville: McGrath Highway Ramp, Access Updates

MassDOT will permanently close the off-ramp from Route 28 (McGrath Highway) Southbound to Somerville Avenue and will open a new at grade, signalized connection from Somerville Avenue/Medford Street to Route 28 (McGrath Highway) Northbound. The existing tunnel from Somerville Avenue to Washington Street will be   …Continue Reading Somerville: McGrath Highway Ramp, Access Updates

MassDOT Stormwater Management Along the Charles River Posted on Mar 24

MassDOT Stormwater Management Along the Charles River

MassDOT’s mission is to provide a safe and reliable transportation system, while protecting and enhancing the environment wherever possible. One important way MassDOT works to enhance the environment is to improve the water quality of rivers and streams across the Commonwealth, including the Charles River,   …Continue Reading MassDOT Stormwater Management Along the Charles River

Tinlin: Electronic Tolling to Make Travel Safer, Faster, Cleaner Posted on Mar 15

Tinlin: Electronic Tolling to Make Travel Safer, Faster, Cleaner

By MassDOT Highway Administrator Thomas J. Tinlin Massachusetts is a leader in the nation in utilizing new technology to improve the lives of residents, visitors and members of the business community, and the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) is proud to be part of this   …Continue Reading Tinlin: Electronic Tolling to Make Travel Safer, Faster, Cleaner

Longfellow Bridge Closure, MBTA Red Line Diversion Saturday Posted on Mar 10

Longfellow Bridge Closure, MBTA Red Line Diversion Saturday

MassDOT’s contractor, White-Skanska-Consigli JV (WSC), will close the Longfellow Bridge to all vehicular traffic except MBTA buses and implement an MBTA Red Line diversion from 3:00 AM on Saturday, March 12, to 6:00 AM on Sunday, March 13. The closure is necessary to implement an   …Continue Reading Longfellow Bridge Closure, MBTA Red Line Diversion Saturday

MassDOT Highlights Women in Construction Posted on Mar 7

MassDOT Highlights Women in Construction

In conjunction with National Women’s History Month and Women in Construction Week, MassDOT celebrates its own team of women in the industry. From top management to laborer, women are embedded in MassDOT’s construction work every day. According to OSHA, the number of women working in   …Continue Reading MassDOT Highlights Women in Construction

Springfield: Demolition of I-91 Viaduct Begins Posted on Mar 6

Springfield: Demolition of I-91 Viaduct Begins

Springfield area drivers may have noticed some new equipment and activity in the closed inner lanes on the I-91 Viaduct. Major construction on the I-91 Viaduct in Springfield began this past fall and MassDOT closed the lanes on each side of the median between I-91   …Continue Reading Springfield: Demolition of I-91 Viaduct Begins

MassDOT Announces I-90/Commonwealth Avenue Bridge Project Schedule Update Posted on Mar 1

MassDOT Announces I-90/Commonwealth Avenue Bridge Project Schedule Update

MassDOT announced today that due to design errors on the part of Walsh Construction’s engineering firm HDR Inc., Walsh will be unable to meet the dates established for the 2016 closure phase and there is a new project schedule for the I-90/Commonwealth Avenue Bridge Project.   …Continue Reading MassDOT Announces I-90/Commonwealth Avenue Bridge Project Schedule Update

Andover: Route 28 Bridge Replacement Moves Forward Posted on Feb 29

Andover: Route 28 Bridge Replacement Moves Forward

MassDOT Highway Division contractors will replace the bridge located on Route 28 (North Main Street) near the intersection of Railroad Street in Andover. The project is underway as of February 15th with tree clearing, to be followed by utility relocation of the overhead wires. The   …Continue Reading Andover: Route 28 Bridge Replacement Moves Forward

Springfield: I-91 Viaduct Project Public Meeting Scheduled Posted on Feb 25

Springfield: I-91 Viaduct Project Public Meeting Scheduled

MassDOT has scheduled a Public Information Meeting for the I-91 Viaduct Rehabilitation Project in Springfield as follows: Tuesday, March 15, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM, Basketball Hall of Fame, 1000 Hall of Fame Avenue Please join MassDOT at a public information meeting for an update   …Continue Reading Springfield: I-91 Viaduct Project Public Meeting Scheduled