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Route 79/Braga Bridge Project Milestone Posted on Jun 4

Route 79/Braga Bridge Project Milestone

Another day, another milestone is reached for a MassDOT “mega” project! The first steel beams were lifted into place this week as part of the Route 79/ Braga Bridge Project in Fall River.  This important project will improve transportation while transforming Fall River’s waterfront. The   …Continue Reading Route 79/Braga Bridge Project Milestone

Burns Bridge Milestone: Demolition Completed Posted on Jun 3

Burns Bridge Milestone: Demolition Completed

A Patrick Administration Accelerated Bridge Program “mega project” has reached another milestone in June.   As of the week of June 2, demolition of the old Kenneth F. Burns Memorial Bridge in Worcester-Shrewsbury is complete and construction of the second half of its replacement is underway.   …Continue Reading Burns Bridge Milestone: Demolition Completed

Great Barrington: Routes 7/23 Resurfacing Posted on May 29

Great Barrington: Routes 7/23 Resurfacing

MassDOT crews this week are milling and resurfacing State Road/Routes 7 and 23 in Great Barrington.  The $500,000 project will resurface the roadway from Brown Bridge to Belcher Square, a distance of approximately one-half mile. Work is taking place between 7 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.   …Continue Reading Great Barrington: Routes 7/23 Resurfacing

Memorial Day Weekend: Travel Safely! Posted on May 21

Memorial Day Weekend: Travel Safely!

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 Memorial Day Weekend: Travel Safely!

Arlington: Massachusetts Avenue Project Begins Posted on May 20

Arlington: Massachusetts Avenue Project Begins

MassDOT’s contractor for the reconstruction of Massachusetts Avenue in Arlington will begin initial steps for the project during the week of May 27, 2014.  Early operations will include the installation of construction signs, erosion control measures, protection for trees, and drainage work.  There will be   …Continue Reading Arlington: Massachusetts Avenue Project Begins

MassDOT Reunites 9 Secretaries of Transportation Posted on May 19

MassDOT Reunites 9 Secretaries of Transportation

A Real-Time Data symposium not only recognized MassDOT for excellence in innovation but also brought together in one place nine leaders representing decades of transportation governance. MassDOT’s Highway Division partnered with the Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITS America) for the day-long gathering in April   …Continue Reading MassDOT Reunites 9 Secretaries of Transportation

Tunnel Safety: Public Safety Response Exercise Posted on May 17

Tunnel Safety: Public Safety Response Exercise

MassDOT and public safety partners conducted a successful full scale exercise in the Sumner Tunnel in March that challenged responders with a scenario involving a multi vehicle accident with fire and injuries, simulated loss of radio communications in the tunnel, and a traffic backup that   …Continue Reading Tunnel Safety: Public Safety Response Exercise

Fore River Bridge Project Update Posted on May 16

Fore River Bridge Project Update

Beginning on the evening of Monday, May 19, a third shift will be added to the Fore River Bridge replacement project.  The third shift will run 6:00PM to 6:00AM putting the project into 24-hour operation.  A third shift is being introduced to install the micro-piles   …Continue Reading Fore River Bridge Project Update

“Safe Streets. Smart Trips” Video Contest Announced Posted on May 15

“Safe Streets. Smart Trips” Video Contest Announced

MassDOT has announced a statewide high school video contest to promote Safe Streets. Smart Trips., an initiative within the Massachusetts Strategic Highway Safety Plan (SHSP) to promote safe walking, bicycling, and driving behaviors within the Commonwealth.  MassDOT Secretary and CEO, Richard A. Davey announced the   …Continue Reading “Safe Streets. Smart Trips” Video Contest Announced

Patrick Administration Celebrates Framingham Rail Trail Posted on May 15

Patrick Administration Celebrates Framingham Rail Trail

Governor Deval Patrick today joined MassDOT Highway Division Administrator Frank DePaola, federal, state and local officials to celebrate the groundbreaking for the Cochituate Rail Trail in Framingham. The 1.4 mile Cochituate Rail Trail along abandoned railroad right-of-way will extend from School Street to Route 30   …Continue Reading Patrick Administration Celebrates Framingham Rail Trail