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MassDOT, MAPFRE Insurance Offer Safe Driving Advice for National Teen Driver Safety Week Posted on Oct 13

MassDOT, MAPFRE Insurance Offer Safe Driving Advice for National Teen Driver Safety Week

As the leading auto insurer in Massachusetts, MAPFRE Insurance has been dedicated to driver safety since it was founded in 1972, and we continue to offer support for our state residents and families. According to IIHS, there were 35,092 deaths in 2015 alone due to   …Continue Reading MassDOT, MAPFRE Insurance Offer Safe Driving Advice for National Teen Driver Safety Week

Boston Traffic: I-93 Zakim Bridge Overnight Closures, October 16-20 Posted on Oct 13

Boston Traffic: I-93 Zakim Bridge Overnight Closures, October 16-20

MassDOT has announced that there will be nightly off-peak hour full closures of the Zakim Bridge beginning on the evening of Monday, October 16, and occurring only during overnight hours through the morning of Friday, October 20 in order to allow crews to safely and   …Continue Reading Boston Traffic: I-93 Zakim Bridge Overnight Closures, October 16-20

Braintree Route 3 Bridge Project: Southbound Bridge to be Replaced This Weekend Posted on Oct 12

Braintree Route 3 Bridge Project: Southbound Bridge to be Replaced This Weekend

MassDOT held a news conference today to highlight the traffic impacts for the Route 3 southbound Bridge Replacement Project in Braintree. Detours and lane reductions on Route 3 north and southbound and area roadways will be required this weekend, October 13-16. Previously, in one weekend   …Continue Reading Braintree Route 3 Bridge Project: Southbound Bridge to be Replaced This Weekend

Baker-Polito Administration Awards First Round of 2017 MassWorks Grants Posted on Oct 11

Baker-Polito Administration Awards First Round of 2017 MassWorks Grants

Governor Charlie Baker, Lt. Governor Karyn Polito and Housing and Economic Development Secretary Jay Ash joined community leaders and legislators to announce over $8.5 million in MassWorks Program Infrastructure awards to 10 rural towns. These projects are the first of the MassWorks Infrastructure Grant Program’s   …Continue Reading Baker-Polito Administration Awards First Round of 2017 MassWorks Grants

Casey Arborway: MBTA Route 39 Bus Moves to Upper Busway October 14 Posted on Oct 10

Casey Arborway: MBTA Route 39 Bus Moves to Upper Busway October 14

As part of the Casey Arborway Project, the MBTA Route 39 bus will cease operating from the Route 39 loop at the northern (towards Doyle’s Café and the Monument) end of the Forest Hills Station block following the end of bus operations on Friday, October 13. Beginning   …Continue Reading Casey Arborway: MBTA Route 39 Bus Moves to Upper Busway October 14

Plan Ahead: Columbus Day Holiday Travel Posted on Oct 4

Plan Ahead: Columbus Day Holiday Travel

MassDOT is reminding members of the public to plan ahead for the upcoming Columbus Day holiday weekend, utilize the appropriate technology tools to make informed decisions on route and timing of travel, and consider public transportation if possible. “We encourage all members of the public   …Continue Reading Plan Ahead: Columbus Day Holiday Travel

Jonathan L. Gulliver Appointed MassDOT Highway Administrator Posted on Oct 2

Jonathan L. Gulliver Appointed MassDOT Highway Administrator

Transportation Secretary and CEO Stephanie Pollack today announced that Jonathan L. Gulliver has been appointed Highway Administrator for the Massachusetts Department of Transportation. Gulliver, a Lancaster, Massachusetts native with over two decades of experience in state government and in managing complex transportation projects, has been   …Continue Reading Jonathan L. Gulliver Appointed MassDOT Highway Administrator

Methuen Rotary: October Traffic Updates Posted on Oct 2

Methuen Rotary: October Traffic Updates

MassDOT has announced there will be overnight, temporary lane closures on I-93 north and southbound in Methuen as well as short-term overnight closures of the off-ramp at Exit 46 throughout October as part of the ongoing Methuen Rotary Reconstruction Project. These impacts will continue every   …Continue Reading Methuen Rotary: October Traffic Updates

Baker-Polito Administration Awards Complete Streets Funding for Road, Sidewalk and Bike Infrastructure Upgrades in 22 Communities Posted on Oct 1

Baker-Polito Administration Awards Complete Streets Funding for Road, Sidewalk and Bike Infrastructure Upgrades in 22 Communities

Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito, Department of Transportation (MassDOT) Acting Highway Administrator Jonathan Gulliver, members of the Legislature, and local officials announced the third round of awards through the Complete Streets Funding Program. A ceremony was held in Chelmsford to formally award a total of $7.8   …Continue Reading Baker-Polito Administration Awards Complete Streets Funding for Road, Sidewalk and Bike Infrastructure Upgrades in 22 Communities

Former Highway Administrator Tinlin Named Transportation Manager of the Year Posted on Sep 29

Former Highway Administrator Tinlin Named Transportation Manager of the Year

MassDOT is pleased to announce that former Highway Administrator Thomas J. Tinlin has been named 2017 Professional Transportation Manager of the Year by the American Public Works Association (APWA). “We’re incredibly proud of Tom and the well-deserved recognition of all he accomplished as Massachusetts Highway   …Continue Reading Former Highway Administrator Tinlin Named Transportation Manager of the Year