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State Police, MassDOT Highway Safety Corridor Program Posted on Jun 9

State Police, MassDOT Highway Safety Corridor Program

The Massachusetts State Police and MassDOT this week announced the continuation of the new Highway Safety Corridor Program for I-495 and I-95 through the greater Foxborough area. The program posts public safety signs that read, “Highway Safety Corridor / Laws Strictly Enforced” at eight locations   …Continue Reading State Police, MassDOT Highway Safety Corridor Program

I-95 Night Lane Closures through September Posted on Jun 8

I-95 Night Lane Closures through September

MassDOT will require overnight single- and double-lane closures on I-95 between Exit 22 in Newton and Exit 26 in Waltham every night between the hours of 8 PM and 5 AM from Sunday night, June 7, through September. Crews are beginning preparations to reconstruct the   …Continue Reading I-95 Night Lane Closures through September

Longfellow Bridge Closures: June 12-26 Posted on Jun 3

Longfellow Bridge Closures: June 12-26

MassDOT contractors will periodically close the Longfellow Bridge to all vehicular traffic during overnight hours and weekends from Friday, June 12 to Friday, June 26. The closures are necessary to safely demolish the existing tower deck slabs. Boston-bound vehicles will use the inbound detour via   …Continue Reading Longfellow Bridge Closures: June 12-26

E-ZPass Transponder Sign Up: Framingham, Saugus, Chelsea Posted on Jun 2

E-ZPass Transponder Sign Up: Framingham, Saugus, Chelsea

MassDOT is encouraging motorists to join E-ZPass as All-Electronic Tolling has been implemented on the Tobin Bridge. The E-ZPass Street Team will be enrolling new customers in the E-ZPass throughout the Summer season. The upcoming week’s E-ZPass Van schedule follows: Tuesday, June 2nd, 11 AM–4:30   …Continue Reading E-ZPass Transponder Sign Up: Framingham, Saugus, Chelsea

Tobin Bridge Pay-By-Plate Fines Reduced Posted on May 29

Tobin Bridge Pay-By-Plate Fines Reduced

MassDOT Secretary and CEO Stephanie Pollack announced changes to the fine structure to the all-electronic, Pay-By-Plate, toll collection system on the Tobin Bridge. Additionally, Secretary Pollack also announced a 30-day amnesty program that starts Monday, June 1, where drivers can simply pay the amount of   …Continue Reading Tobin Bridge Pay-By-Plate Fines Reduced

Route 2/I-95 Bridge Project: Intelligent Innovation Posted on May 29

Route 2/I-95 Bridge Project: Intelligent Innovation

It may not be obvious to drivers on Route 2 or I-95 in Lexington, but some of the construction vehicles at the Route 2/I-95 Bridge Replacement Project site are anything but ordinary. The project is one of three that the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT)   …Continue Reading Route 2/I-95 Bridge Project: Intelligent Innovation

Secretary Pollack Welcomes July COMTO National Meeting to Boston Posted on May 27

Secretary Pollack Welcomes July COMTO National Meeting to Boston

MassDOT Secretary & CEO Stephanie Pollack is pleased to welcome the Conference Of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO) 44th National Meeting & Training Conference to Boston, July 11–14, 2015. Secretary Pollack joins Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh as Honorary Chairs of the Conference. In addition to   …Continue Reading Secretary Pollack Welcomes July COMTO National Meeting to Boston

Fall River Route 79 Project: Ramp Closures May 28 Posted on May 26

Fall River Route 79 Project: Ramp Closures May 28

MassDOT will close the on-ramps to I-195 east and westbound from Route 79/138 and Broadway northbound, and from Central Street at Durfee Street/Milliken Boulevard on Thursday, May 28. The closures are necessary to demolish and reconstruct the last two elevated bridges as part of the   …Continue Reading Fall River Route 79 Project: Ramp Closures May 28

MassDOT, Mapfre Insurance Encourage Safe Summer Driving Posted on May 24

MassDOT, Mapfre Insurance Encourage Safe Summer Driving

In time for Memorial Day, the kick-off to the summer driving season, MassDOT Acting Highway Administrator Thomas Tinlin joined MAPFRE Insurance in reminding motorists to adhere to speed limits, obey traffic laws and avoid distracted driving when traveling during the summer months. According to data   …Continue Reading MassDOT, Mapfre Insurance Encourage Safe Summer Driving

Travel Safely Memorial Day Weekend! Posted on May 20

Travel Safely Memorial Day Weekend!

MassDOT encourages travelers to plan ahead and travel safely during the Memorial Day holiday weekend.  The heaviest traffic is expected Thursday, Friday, and Monday afternoons and early evenings.  Drivers are encouraged to make travel plans accordingly and if possible avoid peak traffic volumes between 1pm   …Continue Reading Travel Safely Memorial Day Weekend!