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MassDOT Capital Investment Plan Public Meetings Begin Monday Posted on Apr 22

MassDOT Capital Investment Plan Public Meetings Begin Monday

MassDOT public meetings throughout the state to solicit input on the draft five-year, multi-billion dollar Capital Investment Plan (CIP) for long-term highway, aeronautics, rail and transit investments begin Monday, April 25, in Fitchburg. The meetings are scheduled through the month of May. This program makes   …Continue Reading MassDOT Capital Investment Plan Public Meetings Begin Monday

Arsenal Street Corridor Study Posted on Apr 20

Arsenal Street Corridor Study

MassDOT is working with Watertown officials, residents and business owners to study ways to improve travel through the Arsenal Street Corridor. Arsenal Street directly connects Watertown with neighboring communities, including Waltham, Cambridge, Newton and Boston. Recent developments have converted vacant and industrial parcels on Arsenal   …Continue Reading Arsenal Street Corridor Study

Worcester, Shrewsbury: Burns Bridge Wins National Award Posted on Apr 19

Worcester, Shrewsbury: Burns Bridge Wins National Award

MassDOT announced today that the Kenneth F. Burns Memorial Bridge replacement project has been chosen as the American Public Works Association’s “Public Works Project of the Year.” The $144 million project fully replaced the old Burns Bridge over Lake Quinsigamond and links Shrewsbury to Worcester.   …Continue Reading Worcester, Shrewsbury: Burns Bridge Wins National Award

Governor Baker Signs Chapter 90 Funding Bill Posted on Apr 14

Governor Baker Signs Chapter 90 Funding Bill

Governor Charlie Baker today signed House Bill 4133, An Act Financing Improvements to Certain Municipal Roads, authorizing $200 million in Chapter 90 transportation funds for municipalities this construction season. Chapter 90 funding supports the reimbursement of every municipality in the Commonwealth for road-related construction projects   …Continue Reading Governor Baker Signs Chapter 90 Funding Bill

MassDOT Capital Investment Plan Public Meetings Scheduled Posted on Apr 14

MassDOT Capital Investment Plan Public Meetings Scheduled

MassDOT will hold a series of meetings throughout the state to solicit public input on its draft five-year, multi-billion dollar Capital Investment Plan (CIP) for long-term highway, aeronautics, rail and transit investments. The meetings will begin April 25, in Fitchburg, and run through the month   …Continue Reading MassDOT Capital Investment Plan Public Meetings Scheduled

Fall River: Central Street Closure Begins May 2 Posted on Apr 13

Fall River: Central Street Closure Begins May 2

MassDOT’s Route 79/Braga Bridge Improvements Project in Fall River moves forward in spring 2016. As part of the project, a portion of Central Street will close beginning on May 2 as crews reconfigure the roadway. Central Street, between Davol Street/Route 79 and Pond Street, will   …Continue Reading Fall River: Central Street Closure Begins May 2

Work Zone Awareness Week: April 11-15 Posted on Apr 9

MassDOT supports the 2016 National Work Zone Awareness Week, April 11-15.  This year’s theme is: “Don’t Be That Driver!” The goal is to reinforce the message that driving in and around work zones requires motorists to constantly be alert and prepared for changes that a   …Continue Reading Work Zone Awareness Week: April 11-15

MassDOT Provides “Largest Travel Time Network in the U.S.” Posted on Apr 6

MassDOT Provides “Largest Travel Time Network in the U.S.”

MassDOT “Go Time” real-time traffic information sign installation continues this year in locations along state roads across the Commonwealth. The signs provide travel time information for drivers and will allow MassDOT to collect valuable traffic data.  According to MassDOT Secretary Stephanie Pollack, the signs will   …Continue Reading MassDOT Provides “Largest Travel Time Network in the U.S.”

Ashuwillticook Rail Trail Extension Moves Forward Posted on Mar 30

Ashuwillticook Rail Trail Extension Moves Forward

MassDOT announced today that construction has begun for the 1.2 mile extension of the Ashuwillticook Rail Trail from Hoosac Street to Lime Street in the town of Adams. The project has been uniquely designed to share the rail corridor with the town’s newly-restored Berkshire Scenic   …Continue Reading Ashuwillticook Rail Trail Extension Moves Forward

Somerville: McGrath Highway Ramp, Access Updates Posted on Mar 29

Somerville: McGrath Highway Ramp, Access Updates

MassDOT will permanently close the off-ramp from Route 28 (McGrath Highway) Southbound to Somerville Avenue and will open a new at grade, signalized connection from Somerville Avenue/Medford Street to Route 28 (McGrath Highway) Northbound. The existing tunnel from Somerville Avenue to Washington Street will be   …Continue Reading Somerville: McGrath Highway Ramp, Access Updates