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E-ZPass Sign Up: Beverly, Revere, Saugus, Malden Posted on Aug 13

E-ZPass Sign Up: Beverly, Revere, Saugus, Malden

MassDOT E-ZPass outreach efforts are adding new customers at an unprecedented pace. More than 39,000 new E-ZPass transponders have been issued since All-Electronic Tolling began on the Tobin Bridge on July 21! Tolls on the Tobin are collected electronically through the E-ZPass transponder or via   …Continue Reading E-ZPass Sign Up: Beverly, Revere, Saugus, Malden

MassDOT Highway: Emergency Response Manual Posted on Aug 10

MassDOT Highway: Emergency Response Manual

The MassDOT Highway Division as of August 4, 2014, working in concert with its public safety and life safety partners, adopted and executed a revised Unified Response Manual (URM) for the Massachusetts Highway System. The URM establishes consensus among the Commonwealth’s various first-responder agencies with   …Continue Reading MassDOT Highway: Emergency Response Manual

Plan Ahead: Bowker Overpass Work Ramp Closure Posted on Aug 6

Plan Ahead: Bowker Overpass Work Ramp Closure

Motorists are urged to plan ahead on Saturday, August 9 as MassDOT construction work on the Bowker Overpass will require ramp closures and detour. On Saturday, August 9, the Storrow Drive Eastbound, Fenway Route 1 South off ramp will be closed from the hours of   …Continue Reading Plan Ahead: Bowker Overpass Work Ramp Closure

Somerville: McGrath Highway Gilman Street Bridge Update Posted on Aug 6

MassDOT’s McGrath Highway over Gilman Street Bridge Project will require travel lane reductions and traffic pattern changes. Beginning on Thursday, August 7, 8:00pm, travel lanes on McGrath Highway between Pearl Street and Medford Street will be reduced from three travel lanes in each direction to   …Continue Reading Somerville: McGrath Highway Gilman Street Bridge Update

Boston: Morton Street “Heavy Lift” Bridge Installation Posted on Aug 5

Boston: Morton Street “Heavy Lift” Bridge Installation

MassDOT announced the installation of the new Morton Street Bridge in Mattapan will begin Friday, August 8. MassDOT will close the Morton Street Bridge for the final demolition and installation of the new bridge. The bridge will close for the move at 9:00 PM on   …Continue Reading Boston: Morton Street “Heavy Lift” Bridge Installation

Boston-Everett: Alford Street Bridge Opens Posted on Aug 1

Boston-Everett: Alford Street Bridge Opens

MassDOT Highway Administrator Frank DePaola today joined state and local officials to announce the Route 99 Alford Street Bridge over the Mystic River connecting Charleston and Everett is now open and operating at full capacity. The $56.1 million project included rehabilitation of the structural, mechanical   …Continue Reading Boston-Everett: Alford Street Bridge Opens

NHTSA Safety Reminder: Never Leave a Child Alone in a Car Posted on Jul 31

NHTSA Safety Reminder: Never Leave a Child Alone in a Car

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and partners today are raising awareness about heatstroke, one of the leading causes of death among children. The NHTSA says at least 17 children have already died this year from vehicular heatstroke. Heatstroke is the leading cause of non-crash   …Continue Reading NHTSA Safety Reminder: Never Leave a Child Alone in a Car

Fore River Bridge Project Milestone Posted on Jul 29

Fore River Bridge Project Milestone

The Fore River Bridge Replacement Project in Quincy-Weymouth continues during the summer of 2014 with installation of the permanent bridge components along with a new milestone: arrival of the new bridge steel sections. The view above shows the progress made at the Quincy tower location.   …Continue Reading Fore River Bridge Project Milestone

Boston: Plan Ahead for I-90 Lane Restrictions Posted on Jul 23

Boston: Plan Ahead for I-90 Lane Restrictions

MassDOT on Sunday, July 27 at 9:00PM will begin work to improve the median and Commonwealth Avenue Bridge substructure on Interstate 90 in Boston. Beginning Sunday night at 9:00pm and lasting for approximately six months, the left lanes in both Eastbound and Westbound directions on   …Continue Reading Boston: Plan Ahead for I-90 Lane Restrictions

Methuen Rotary Project: Travel Impacts Posted on Jul 22

Methuen Rotary Project: Travel Impacts

MassDOT has scheduled upcoming lane closures as part of the Methuen Rotary Reconstruction Project.  Beginning on Monday, July 28, 2014 until further notice, the I-93 breakdown lane will be closed from Exit 46 – Routes 110/113 to Exit 47 – Pelham St. on I-93 Northbound   …Continue Reading Methuen Rotary Project: Travel Impacts