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Parking under I-93 Southeast Expressway Advances Posted on Mar 11

Parking under I-93 Southeast Expressway Advances

MassDOT today announced a licensing agreement has been reached to provide parking in two lots under the elevated portion of the I-93 Southeast Expressway in Boston. The agreement with GTI Properties, a locally owned and operated property management and development company, calls for management and   …Continue Reading Parking under I-93 Southeast Expressway Advances

Longfellow Bridge: Preserving “Salt and Pepper” Towers Posted on Mar 10

Longfellow Bridge: Preserving “Salt and Pepper” Towers

After careful historical and engineering review during preliminary and final design of the Longfellow Bridge Rehabilitation Project, MassDOT developed a plan to dismantle, clean, restore and re-set the granite stones of the iconic “salt and pepper” towers of the Longfellow Bridge. The plan will safely   …Continue Reading Longfellow Bridge: Preserving “Salt and Pepper” Towers

Callahan Tunnel Scheduled to Open Monday, March 10 Posted on Mar 7

Callahan Tunnel Scheduled to Open Monday, March 10

MassDOT Secretary & CEO Richard A. Davey and Highway Administrator Frank DePaola today announced the closure portion of the Callahan Tunnel Rehabilitation Project is coming to an end, and barring any unforeseen delays, the tunnel that carries traffic from Downtown to East Boston and Logan   …Continue Reading Callahan Tunnel Scheduled to Open Monday, March 10

Longfellow Bridge: “Salt and Pepper” Towers Work Posted on Mar 5

Longfellow Bridge: “Salt and Pepper” Towers Work

More than 100 years after the last stone was set on the “salt and pepper” towers of the Longfellow Bridge, MassDOT will begin dismantling the towers for storage, cleaning, and repair as part of the Longfellow Bridge Rehabilitation Project.  The work is anticipated to begin   …Continue Reading Longfellow Bridge: “Salt and Pepper” Towers Work

Burns Bridge Project: Demolition Underway Posted on Mar 5

Burns Bridge Project: Demolition Underway

One of the Patrick Administration’s Accelerated Bridge Program “mega projects” continues to advance ahead of schedule in Worcester-Shrewsbury. As of early March, traffic has been completely shifted to the first half of the new Kenneth F. Burns Memorial Bridge. This milestone was reached four months   …Continue Reading Burns Bridge Project: Demolition Underway

Plan Ahead: I-90 Weekend Lane Restrictions Through Boston Posted on Feb 26

Plan Ahead: I-90 Weekend Lane Restrictions Through Boston

The Massachusetts Convention Center Authority (MCCA) and MassDOT today announced four significant weekend lane restrictions on the Massachusetts Turnpike planned to support the removal of the Prudential Tunnel ceiling, an asset owned and maintained by the MCCA. The restrictions will reduce traffic to one lane   …Continue Reading Plan Ahead: I-90 Weekend Lane Restrictions Through Boston

Springfield: I-91 Viaduct Public Meeting Tonight Posted on Feb 25

MassDOT will host a Design Public Information Meeting for Springfield area residents and commuters tonight, February 25, 2014, at 6:30 PM to outline plans for the Interstate 91 Viaduct Rehabilitation Project. MassDOT is completing a design to replace the existing bridge deck, which is in   …Continue Reading Springfield: I-91 Viaduct Public Meeting Tonight

MassDOT Continues Capital Investment, weMove Mass Meetings Posted on Feb 7

MassDOT Continues Capital Investment, weMove Mass Meetings

MassDOT will continue a series of public meetings on two recently released transportation planning documents for public review: a Long-Range Transportation Plan, “weMove Massachusetts (WMM): Planning for Performance,” and the first draft of its five-year Capital Investment Plan (CIP) for FY2014-FY2018. The $12.4 billion CIP   …Continue Reading MassDOT Continues Capital Investment, weMove Mass Meetings

Winter Driving Skills Reminder Posted on Feb 4

Winter Driving Skills Reminder

MassDOT snow and ice crews as always are prepared for this week’s expected snow.  More than 4,000 pieces of equipment are available to treat and clear state roads and are called as needed.  Crews pre-treat roads with salt and liquid deicers where conditions allow. As   …Continue Reading Winter Driving Skills Reminder

Capital Investment Plan, weMove Mass Public Meetings Continue Posted on Jan 31

Capital Investment Plan, weMove Mass Public Meetings Continue

MassDOT next week continues its series of public meetings in Amherst, Pittsfield, and North Dartmouth to present two transportation planning documents: a Long-Range Transportation Plan, “weMove Massachusetts (WMM): Planning for Performance,” and the first draft of its five-year Capital Investment Plan (CIP) for FY2014-FY2018. The   …Continue Reading Capital Investment Plan, weMove Mass Public Meetings Continue