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MassDOT Board Approves Reconstruction of Commonwealth Avenue in Boston Posted on Jun 20

MassDOT Board Approves Reconstruction of Commonwealth Avenue in Boston

The MassDOT Board today approved $20.4 million for the next phase of the reconstruction of Commonwealth Avenue in Boston. The project will include reconstruction of the road from Alcorn Street in Boston to the Boston University Bridge to improve traffic flow. A designated bicycle track   …Continue Reading MassDOT Board Approves Reconstruction of Commonwealth Avenue in Boston

MassDOT Joins Waze Connected Citizens Program Posted on Jun 16

MassDOT Joins Waze Connected Citizens Program

MassDOT today announced a data-sharing partnership with Waze, the real-time traffic navigation app, to provide motorists with real-time traffic conditions across Massachusetts. Designed as a free, two-way data share of publicly available, crowd-sourced traffic information, the Connected Citizens Program promotes greater efficiency, deeper insights and safer   …Continue Reading MassDOT Joins Waze Connected Citizens Program

All Electronic Tolling Installation Continues Posted on Jun 16

All Electronic Tolling Installation Continues

MassDOT is currently in the process of transitioning to All Electronic Tolling (AET) for I-90, both directions at all of the Boston tunnels and both directions of travel for the Tobin Memorial Bridge. AET gantries, placed over the road and equipped with sensors, will electronically   …Continue Reading All Electronic Tolling Installation Continues

MassDOT Complete Streets Funding Program Update Posted on Jun 14

MassDOT Complete Streets Funding Program Update

MassDOT has approved its 60th municipal Complete Streets Policy. A Complete Street is one that provides safe and accessible options for all travel modes – walking, biking, transit and vehicles – for people of all ages and abilities.  Unveiled by MassDOT on February 1st, the   …Continue Reading MassDOT Complete Streets Funding Program Update

Springfield: I-91 Viaduct Project Public Meeting June 27 Posted on Jun 9

Springfield: I-91 Viaduct Project Public Meeting June 27

MassDOT has scheduled a Public Information Meeting on the Interstate 91 Viaduct Rehabilitation Project as follows: Monday, June 27, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM, Basketball Hall of Fame, Theater, 1000 Hall of Fame Avenue, Springfield Please join MassDOT at a public information meeting for an   …Continue Reading Springfield: I-91 Viaduct Project Public Meeting June 27

Worcester-Shrewsbury Burns Bridge Wins “Quality of Life” Transportation Award Posted on Jun 8

Worcester-Shrewsbury Burns Bridge Wins “Quality of Life” Transportation Award

MassDOT is pleased to announce that the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) has named the Kenneth F. Burns Memorial Bridge Project in Worcester-Shrewsbury a winner in the 2016 America’s Transportation Awards competition. The Burns Bridge received a regional Quality of Life/Community   …Continue Reading Worcester-Shrewsbury Burns Bridge Wins “Quality of Life” Transportation Award

2016 Northeast Transportation Safety Conference June 7-8 Posted on Jun 6

2016 Northeast Transportation Safety Conference June 7-8

MassDOT Secretary & CEO Stephanie Pollack, Highway Administrator Thomas Tinlin, and District 3 Highway Director Jonathan Gulliver will join this week’s  2016 Northeast Transportation Safety Conference, scheduled for June 7-8 at the DCU Center in Worcester. The 2016 Transportation Safety Conference will highlight the latest   …Continue Reading 2016 Northeast Transportation Safety Conference June 7-8

Longfellow Bridge Spring 2016 Progress Posted on Jun 1

Longfellow Bridge Spring 2016 Progress

MassDOT’s Longfellow Bridge Project continues to show progress in Spring 2016.  Structural steel beams are now set to support the future concrete decking and inbound MBTA Red Line tracks at Span 1 on the Boston end of the bridge. In late July 2016, contractors expect   …Continue Reading Longfellow Bridge Spring 2016 Progress

Boston: Commonwealth Avenue Bridge Project Community Meeting Posted on May 26

Boston: Commonwealth Avenue Bridge Project Community Meeting

MassDOT has scheduled a community meeting for the Commonwealth Avenue Bridge Reconstruction Project as follows:   Thursday, June 2, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Jacob Sleeper Auditorium (CGS 129), Boston University, 871 Commonwealth Avenue. The Commonwealth Avenue Bridge Reconstruction Project will replace the existing superstructure   …Continue Reading Boston: Commonwealth Avenue Bridge Project Community Meeting

Plan Ahead for Memorial Day Weekend Travel Posted on May 24

Plan Ahead for Memorial Day Weekend Travel

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