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MassDOT Capital Investment Plan Public Meetings Scheduled Posted on Apr 14

MassDOT Capital Investment Plan Public Meetings Scheduled

MassDOT will hold a series of meetings throughout the state to solicit public input on its draft five-year, multi-billion dollar Capital Investment Plan (CIP) for long-term highway, aeronautics, rail and transit investments. The meetings will begin April 25, in Fitchburg, and run through the month   …Continue Reading MassDOT Capital Investment Plan Public Meetings Scheduled

Fall River: Central Street Closure Begins May 2 Posted on Apr 13

Fall River: Central Street Closure Begins May 2

MassDOT’s Route 79/Braga Bridge Improvements Project in Fall River moves forward in spring 2016. As part of the project, a portion of Central Street will close beginning on May 2 as crews reconfigure the roadway. Central Street, between Davol Street/Route 79 and Pond Street, will   …Continue Reading Fall River: Central Street Closure Begins May 2

Work Zone Awareness Week: April 11-15 Posted on Apr 9

MassDOT supports the 2016 National Work Zone Awareness Week, April 11-15.  This year’s theme is: “Don’t Be That Driver!” The goal is to reinforce the message that driving in and around work zones requires motorists to constantly be alert and prepared for changes that a   …Continue Reading Work Zone Awareness Week: April 11-15

MassDOT Provides “Largest Travel Time Network in the U.S.” Posted on Apr 6

MassDOT Provides “Largest Travel Time Network in the U.S.”

MassDOT “Go Time” real-time traffic information sign installation continues this year in locations along state roads across the Commonwealth. The signs provide travel time information for drivers and will allow MassDOT to collect valuable traffic data.  According to MassDOT Secretary Stephanie Pollack, the signs will   …Continue Reading MassDOT Provides “Largest Travel Time Network in the U.S.”

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