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Governor Patrick: Holyoke Canal Walk Groundbreaking Posted on Jun 16

Governor Patrick: Holyoke Canal Walk Groundbreaking

Governor Deval Patrick today joined officials from MassDOT and the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs along with federal, state and local officials to break ground on improvements to the Holyoke Canal Walk. The $3.5 million investment in the Gateway City of Holyoke will   …Continue Reading Governor Patrick: Holyoke Canal Walk Groundbreaking

Route 2/I-95 Bridge Replacement Public Meeting Posted on Jun 16

Route 2/I-95 Bridge Replacement Public Meeting

MassDOT has scheduled a Public Information Meeting for the Route 2/I-95 Bridge Replacement Project as follows: Wednesday, June 25, 6:30 PM, Jonas Clarke Middle School, 17 Stedman Road, Lexington The meeting will provide details on the Route 2/I-95 Bridge Replacement design/build project, including traffic management   …Continue Reading Route 2/I-95 Bridge Replacement Public Meeting

Taunton Project Wins Transportation Award Posted on Jun 10

Taunton Project Wins Transportation Award

MassDOT’s innovative Bay Street Bridge Project in Taunton today received an award in the “Under Budget” category in the northeast regional America’s Transportation Awards competition. Highway Division District 5 staff accepted the award at the Northeast Association of State Transportation Officials 2014 conference in New   …Continue Reading Taunton Project Wins Transportation Award

Lee: Tyringham Road Reconstruction Posted on Jun 9

Lee: Tyringham Road Reconstruction

Governor Deval Patrick today joined MassDOT Highway Division Administrator Frank DePaola, state and local officials and business leaders to break ground on the reconstruction of Tyringham Road in Lee. The project will rebuild two miles of Tyringham Road from the Tyringham town line to Route   …Continue Reading Lee: Tyringham Road Reconstruction

New Bedford-Fairhaven Bridge Corridor Public Meeting Posted on Jun 6

New Bedford-Fairhaven Bridge Corridor Public Meeting

MassDOT will hold a public informational meeting on the New Bedford-Fairhaven Bridge Corridor Study: Wednesday, June 11th, 6:00–8:00 p.m.,  3rd Floor Meeting Room, New Bedford Public Library, 613 Pleasant Street The study will address short-term and long-term transportation issues along Route 6 between County Street   …Continue Reading New Bedford-Fairhaven Bridge Corridor Public Meeting

Tobin Bridge: All-Electronic Tolling Testing Begins Posted on Jun 5

Tobin Bridge: All-Electronic Tolling Testing Begins

Today, MassDOT announced that the initial testing of the new All Electronic Tolling (AET) system is underway at the Tobin Bridge. Beginning this summer, customers will no longer stop or slow down to pay their Tobin Bridge toll. The cameras and technology necessary to collect   …Continue Reading Tobin Bridge: All-Electronic Tolling Testing Begins

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!