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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!

McGrath Boulevard Project Public Meeting Set Posted on May 15

McGrath Boulevard Project Public Meeting Set

MassDOT and The City of Somerville have scheduled the second Public Information Meeting for the McGrath Boulevard Project: Thursday, May 28, 6:30 – 8:30 PM, East Somerville Community School, 50 Cross Street The purpose of this meeting is to share with the Somerville community the   …Continue Reading McGrath Boulevard Project Public Meeting Set

Ipswich: Choate Bridge Anniversary Celebrated Posted on May 14

Ipswich: Choate Bridge Anniversary Celebrated

MassDOT supports the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) landmark designation ceremonies in celebration of the 250th anniversary of the Choate Bridge in Ipswich, on Saturday, May 16, 2015. In 2008, ASCE designated the Choate Bridge in Ipswich as a national Civil Engineering Historic Landmark.   …Continue Reading Ipswich: Choate Bridge Anniversary Celebrated

MassDOT Farmers’ Markets 2015 Begin This Weekend! Posted on May 13

MassDOT Farmers’ Markets 2015 Begin This Weekend!

This year’s annual Massachusetts Department of Transportation Farmers’ Market Program will begin on Friday, May 15, through the fall. We invite all Massachusetts’ farmers to sell their freshly grown fruits and vegetables as well as their made in Massachusetts food products, on a first-come, first-serve   …Continue Reading MassDOT Farmers’ Markets 2015 Begin This Weekend!

Older Driver Safety Summit: June 16 Posted on May 13

Older Driver Safety Summit: June 16

MassDOT’s Registry of Motor Vehicles and Highway Division join state and federal partners invite Commonwealth residents to the first Older Driver Safety Summit. The summit is scheduled for June 16, hosted by the Gerontology Institute and the McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies   …Continue Reading Older Driver Safety Summit: June 16

Governor Baker Names MassDOT Board Chair, Final Appointment Posted on May 12

Governor Baker Names MassDOT Board Chair, Final Appointment

Governor Charlie Baker today announced the administration’s remaining appointment to the Board of Directors of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) and designated Ruth Bonsignore as the Chair of the MassDOT Board. Former Commissioner of Public Works and Parks for the City of Worcester, Robert   …Continue Reading Governor Baker Names MassDOT Board Chair, Final Appointment

Governor Baker Announces New Appointments to MassDOT Board Posted on May 8

Governor Baker Announces New Appointments to MassDOT Board

Today, Governor Charlie Baker announced five new appointments to the Board of Directors of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation. The board, which includes Secretary Stephanie Pollack, currently oversees all MassDOT operations including the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA), Highway, Mass Transit, Aeronautics, the Registry of   …Continue Reading Governor Baker Announces New Appointments to MassDOT Board

Plan Ahead: Mother’s Day Weekend Traffic Posted on May 7

Plan Ahead: Mother’s Day Weekend Traffic

MassDOT encourages travelers to plan ahead and travel safely during the upcoming Mother’s Day weekend. The heaviest traffic is expected Friday, May 8, and Sunday afternoon through early evening, particularly on toll roads and approaches to Cape Cod. Drivers are encouraged to make travel plans   …Continue Reading Plan Ahead: Mother’s Day Weekend Traffic

Whittier Bridge Project: Helps Connect Regional Trail Network Posted on May 7

Whittier Bridge Project: Helps Connect Regional Trail Network

Spring has finally arrived! It’s time to dust off those bikes and strollers in the garage, find that favorite pair of shoes, and go outside. However you choose to enjoy the weather, consider exploring the coastal trails in the Merrimack Valley region. Visitors can walk,   …Continue Reading Whittier Bridge Project: Helps Connect Regional Trail Network