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Springfield: I-91 Viaduct Project Lane, Ramp Closures Begin Mid-December Posted on Dec 9

Springfield: I-91 Viaduct Project Lane, Ramp Closures Begin Mid-December

Starting in mid-December, MassDOT expects to implement a series of lane and ramp closures to begin the major rehabilitation of the I-91 Viaduct in Springfield. Generally, the number of lanes on I-91 will be reduced by one in each direction; two travel lanes will remain   …Continue Reading Springfield: I-91 Viaduct Project Lane, Ramp Closures Begin Mid-December

Longfellow Bridge: MBTA Red Line Diversion December 12-13 Posted on Dec 7

Longfellow Bridge: MBTA Red Line Diversion December 12-13

MassDOT’s Longfellow Bridge Project work continues with an upcoming weekend bridge closure and MBTA Red Line diversion. MassDOT contractors will close the Longfellow Bridge to all vehicular traffic, except MBTA buses, from 11:00 PM on Friday, December 11 to 5:00 AM on Monday, December 14.   …Continue Reading Longfellow Bridge: MBTA Red Line Diversion December 12-13

Whittier Bridge Milestone Reached: I-95 Traffic Shift Posted on Dec 4

Whittier Bridge Milestone Reached: I-95 Traffic Shift

MassDOT contractors reached a new milestone today as I-95 Southbound traffic has been shifted to the first of two new Whittier Bridge spans. I-95 Northbound and Southbound traffic lanes are now shifted to the new bridge as of 5:00am on Friday, December 4th.  A MassDOT   …Continue Reading Whittier Bridge Milestone Reached: I-95 Traffic Shift

Springfield: I-91 Viaduct Study Public Meeting Set Posted on Dec 1

Springfield: I-91 Viaduct Study Public Meeting Set

MassDOT has scheduled the first Public Information Meeting for the I-91 Viaduct Study as follows: Tuesday, December 15, 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM, Sheraton Springfield Monarch Place Hotel, Mahogany Room, 2nd Floor, One Monarch Place, Springfield MassDOT initiated this study to identify existing issues and   …Continue Reading Springfield: I-91 Viaduct Study Public Meeting Set

Travel Safely for Thanksgiving! Posted on Nov 24

Travel Safely for Thanksgiving!

MassDOT encourages Thanksgiving holiday travelers to plan ahead with high traffic volume on our highways and at Boston Logan International Airport expected again this year. Highways are typically busiest on the Tuesday and Wednesday before and on the Sunday after the holiday.  Heavy traffic congestion   …Continue Reading Travel Safely for Thanksgiving!

Springfield: I-91 Viaduct Project Public Meeting Set Posted on Nov 23

Springfield: I-91 Viaduct Project Public Meeting Set

MassDOT has scheduled a Public Information Meeting for the I-91 Viaduct Rehabilitation Project as follows: Tuesday, December 8, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM, Basketball Hall of Fame, Theater, 1000 Hall of Fame Avenue, Springfield Please join MassDOT for an update on the major construction and   …Continue Reading Springfield: I-91 Viaduct Project Public Meeting Set

Whittier Bridge Project Inspires Next Generation of Bridge Enthusiasts Posted on Nov 21

Whittier Bridge Project Inspires Next Generation of Bridge Enthusiasts

Drivers who frequent Interstate 95 aren’t the only ones interested in construction on the Whittier Bridge. In late October, a younger audience, one without drivers’ licenses or cars of their own, received an insider’s tour of the new Whittier Bridge over the Merrimack River near   …Continue Reading Whittier Bridge Project Inspires Next Generation of Bridge Enthusiasts

MassDOT, MBTA, Massport Prepared for Thanksgiving Travel Posted on Nov 19

MassDOT, MBTA, Massport Prepared for Thanksgiving Travel

The transportation agencies of Massachusetts, including MassDOT, the MBTA and Port Authority (Massport), today introduced plans to ease holiday travel frustration during the busy travel season. The travel experts at AAA are predicting 300,000 additional holiday travelers this year, bringing the total close to 47   …Continue Reading MassDOT, MBTA, Massport Prepared for Thanksgiving Travel

Esplanade: New Pedestrian Bridge Construction Begins Posted on Nov 16

Esplanade: New Pedestrian Bridge Construction Begins

MassDOT reached another project milestone when it began construction of the new pedestrian bridge that will connect the Esplanade with Charles Circle and offer sweeping views of the rehabilitated Longfellow Bridge and the Esplanade. On Friday, November 13, MassDOT started preliminary bridge foundation work. New   …Continue Reading Esplanade: New Pedestrian Bridge Construction Begins

Springfield: I-91 Viaduct Project Updates Posted on Nov 13

Springfield: I-91 Viaduct Project Updates

The Springfield I-91 Viaduct Rehabilitation Project team is excited to announce the launch of MassDOT’s new and expanded project website. The website features a fresh design and new content on the following pages: • The Construction page has a thorough description of the project’s construction   …Continue Reading Springfield: I-91 Viaduct Project Updates