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Methuen Rotary Milestone: I-93 South Off-Ramp Opens August 13 Posted on Aug 9

Methuen Rotary Milestone: I-93 South Off-Ramp Opens August 13

MassDOT has announced that the new off-ramp from I-93 South to Route 110/113 in Methuen will open to traffic on Saturday, August 13, 2016. Exiting traffic will join Route 110/113 west of the existing rotary. A new traffic signal installed at the base of the   …Continue Reading Methuen Rotary Milestone: I-93 South Off-Ramp Opens August 13

Longfellow Bridge Public Meetings Set Posted on Aug 5

Longfellow Bridge Public Meetings Set

MassDOT has scheduled two Public Information meetings for the Longfellow Bridge Rehabilitation Project as follows: Wednesday, August 17, 6:00-8:00pm, Shriners Hospital for Children, Auditorium, 51 Blossom Street, Boston Thursday, August 18, 6:00-8:00pm, Multicultural Arts Center, 41 Second Street, Cambridge The purpose of the meetings is   …Continue Reading Longfellow Bridge Public Meetings Set

Worcester Area: Website Created to Track Pothole Repairs Posted on Aug 1

Worcester Area: Website Created to Track Pothole Repairs

MassDOT announced the launch of a new website to track the repair of potholes in the Worcester area. The website displays real-time information about highway pothole repairs in District 3 of the Highway Division, which is located in the central part of the state. The   …Continue Reading Worcester Area: Website Created to Track Pothole Repairs

Methuen Rotary: New I-93 Northbound Ramp Opens July 30 Posted on Jul 25

Methuen Rotary: New I-93 Northbound Ramp Opens July 30

MassDOT’s Methuen Rotary Interchange Reconstruction Project reaches a major milestone on Saturday, July 30, when the first new ramp of the reconstructed interchange opens to traffic. The new I-93 northbound on-ramp is located approximately 400 feet east of the current ramp. A new signal will   …Continue Reading Methuen Rotary: New I-93 Northbound Ramp Opens July 30

Longfellow Bridge: Next Stage of Construction to Begin in August Posted on Jul 22

Longfellow Bridge: Next Stage of Construction to Begin in August

MassDOT’s contractor is scheduled to begin the next stage of construction on the Longfellow Bridge in August 2016 now that the MBTA Red Line trains have been moved to their new locations. In this stage, bridge rehabilitation work will occur under the MBTA outbound track.   …Continue Reading Longfellow Bridge: Next Stage of Construction to Begin in August

Maynard: Assabet River Rail Trail to Connect with MBTA Station Posted on Jul 21

Maynard: Assabet River Rail Trail to Connect with MBTA Station

MassDOT Highway Administrator Tom Tinlin today joined local legislators to break ground on the Assabet River Rail Trail construction project in Maynard. The $6.7 million project links the Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge with the downtown Maynard business district as well as the MBTA South   …Continue Reading Maynard: Assabet River Rail Trail to Connect with MBTA Station

Coming Soon: Electric Vehicle Fast Charging Stations Posted on Jul 20

Coming Soon: Electric Vehicle Fast Charging Stations

MassDOT has announced that “Fast Charging” Stations for Electric Vehicles will be available at I-90 Service Plazas beginning later this year. Depending upon the electric vehicle and the state of its current charge, the stations will charge an electric vehicle to at least 80% power   …Continue Reading Coming Soon: Electric Vehicle Fast Charging Stations

Longfellow Bridge Traffic Update: July 18-22 Posted on Jul 18

Longfellow Bridge Traffic Update: July 18-22

MassDOT’s contractor will close the Longfellow Bridge to all vehicular traffic overnight from Monday, July 18, through Friday, July 22. The bridge will be closed from 11:00 PM each night to 5:00 AM the following morning. The closures are necessary to perform utility work through   …Continue Reading Longfellow Bridge Traffic Update: July 18-22

Adams: New Route 8 Roundabout Praised Posted on Jul 12

Adams: New Route 8 Roundabout Praised

MassDOT”s new Route 8 Roundabout in the Town of Adams in the Berkshires is now open and receiving praise from an adjacent business. The $1.4 million project by MassDOT’s contractor C&A Construction of Chicopee includes reconstruction of the intersection of Columbia Street (Route 8), Friend   …Continue Reading Adams: New Route 8 Roundabout Praised

MassDOT Draft 2017-2021 State Transportation Improvement Program Posted on Jul 12

MassDOT Draft 2017-2021 State Transportation Improvement Program

MassDOT announces the release of the draft State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) for Federal Fiscal Years (FFY) 2017-2021 and welcomes public comment until August 9, 2016. The STIP is a five-year investment program that prioritizes federal and non-federal funds for improvements to our roadways, bridges,   …Continue Reading MassDOT Draft 2017-2021 State Transportation Improvement Program