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Braintree-Weymouth Route 3 Resurfacing Begins September 2 Posted on Aug 25

Braintree-Weymouth Route 3 Resurfacing Begins September 2

MassDOT Secretary Richard A. Davey in Braintree today announced that the Route 3 Resurfacing Project in Weymouth and Braintree will begin Tuesday night, September 2. Paving work will occur from Exit 16/Route 18 in Weymouth to the Route 3 connection with I-93 North and South   …Continue Reading Braintree-Weymouth Route 3 Resurfacing Begins September 2

Lexington: Route 2 Bridges Project Update Posted on Aug 21

Lexington: Route 2 Bridges Project Update

MassDOT next week will begin preparations to replace the Route 2 Bridges over I-95 in Lexington by implementing a traffic shift on Route 2 east and westbound. The work to prepare for the shift requires lane closures from 8:00 PM each night to 5:00 AM   …Continue Reading Lexington: Route 2 Bridges Project Update

Morton Street Bridge Opens Ahead of Schedule Posted on Aug 19

Morton Street Bridge Opens Ahead of Schedule

MassDOT announced the successful opening of the new Morton Street Bridge in Mattapan more than a full day ahead of the already accelerated schedule. The original structurally deficient bridge carrying Morton Street over the MBTA commuter rail tracks closed on Friday, August 8 for final   …Continue Reading Morton Street Bridge Opens Ahead of Schedule

Berkley: Padelford Street Bridge Opens Posted on Aug 18

Berkley: Padelford Street Bridge Opens

MassDOT’s Highway Division Administrator Frank DePaola today joined state and local officials in celebrating the opening of the new Padelford Street Bridge in Berkley.  The $5.65 million project used fast track “Design Build” rapid construction techniques to replace the bridge structure. The result: a limited   …Continue Reading Berkley: Padelford Street Bridge Opens

MassDOT Infra-Space Program Seeks Ideas Posted on Aug 15

MassDOT Infra-Space Program Seeks Ideas

MassDOT has announced creation of the “Infra-Space” Program to identify areas under elevated roads, bridges or viaducts for possible redevelopment opportunities. The Infra-Space program follows the successful ongoing development of a parking facility, multi-modal path, and adjustable ornamental light displays under a large elevated portion   …Continue Reading MassDOT Infra-Space Program Seeks Ideas

MassDOT: New #DOTspeak Safety Messages Posted on Aug 14

MassDOT: New #DOTspeak Safety Messages

 MassDOT Secretary & CEO Richard Davey and Highway Administrator Frank DePaola today announced the winners of the #DOTspeak Highway Message Board Contest. After receiving hundreds of entries, MassDOT has selected three winners from the social media contest that solicited creative messages on how to combat   …Continue Reading MassDOT: New #DOTspeak Safety Messages

E-ZPass Sign Up: Beverly, Revere, Saugus, Malden Posted on Aug 13

E-ZPass Sign Up: Beverly, Revere, Saugus, Malden

MassDOT E-ZPass outreach efforts are adding new customers at an unprecedented pace. More than 39,000 new E-ZPass transponders have been issued since All-Electronic Tolling began on the Tobin Bridge on July 21! Tolls on the Tobin are collected electronically through the E-ZPass transponder or via   …Continue Reading E-ZPass Sign Up: Beverly, Revere, Saugus, Malden

MassDOT Highway: Emergency Response Manual Posted on Aug 10

MassDOT Highway: Emergency Response Manual

The MassDOT Highway Division as of August 4, 2014, working in concert with its public safety and life safety partners, adopted and executed a revised Unified Response Manual (URM) for the Massachusetts Highway System. The URM establishes consensus among the Commonwealth’s various first-responder agencies with   …Continue Reading MassDOT Highway: Emergency Response Manual

Plan Ahead: Bowker Overpass Work Ramp Closure Posted on Aug 6

Plan Ahead: Bowker Overpass Work Ramp Closure

Motorists are urged to plan ahead on Saturday, August 9 as MassDOT construction work on the Bowker Overpass will require ramp closures and detour. On Saturday, August 9, the Storrow Drive Eastbound, Fenway Route 1 South off ramp will be closed from the hours of   …Continue Reading Plan Ahead: Bowker Overpass Work Ramp Closure

Somerville: McGrath Highway Gilman Street Bridge Update Posted on Aug 6

MassDOT’s McGrath Highway over Gilman Street Bridge Project will require travel lane reductions and traffic pattern changes. Beginning on Thursday, August 7, 8:00pm, travel lanes on McGrath Highway between Pearl Street and Medford Street will be reduced from three travel lanes in each direction to   …Continue Reading Somerville: McGrath Highway Gilman Street Bridge Update