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Commonwealth Avenue Bridge: I-90 Restored to All 4 Lanes Monday Posted on Aug 6

Commonwealth Avenue Bridge: I-90 Restored to All 4 Lanes Monday

  MassDOT has announced that crews will return I-90 (the Massachusetts Turnpike) in Boston to its normal configuration of four lanes of traffic in each direction by 5 a.m., Monday, August 7, almost three weeks faster than originally scheduled as part of the Commonwealth Avenue   …Continue Reading Commonwealth Avenue Bridge: I-90 Restored to All 4 Lanes Monday

Commonwealth Avenue Bridge Project Update Posted on Aug 4

Commonwealth Avenue Bridge Project Update

MassDOT crews and contractors are continuing to work 24/7 to replace the eastbound side of the Commonwealth Avenue Bridge that spans I-90 (the Massachusetts Turnpike) and the MBTA Commuter Rail and Amtrak rail lines in Boston. As of 11 a.m., today: crews have demolished all   …Continue Reading Commonwealth Avenue Bridge Project Update

Commonwealth Avenue Bridge: New Steel Being Installed Posted on Jul 31

Commonwealth Avenue Bridge: New Steel Being Installed

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation has announced that the Commonwealth Avenue Bridge Replacement Project is on schedule: as of 11 a.m., today, Monday, crews had installed 11 of the new girders on the eastbound side of the bridge, two lanes in each direction on I-90   …Continue Reading Commonwealth Avenue Bridge: New Steel Being Installed

Commonwealth Avenue Bridge Project on Schedule Posted on Jul 30

Commonwealth Avenue Bridge Project on Schedule

MassDOT announced that the Commonwealth Avenue Bridge Replacement Project is on schedule: as of 2 p.m. Sunday, July 30th, two-thirds of the inbound deck demolition had been completed and all MBTA Green Line B infrastructure on the deck had been removed. For the Monday morning   …Continue Reading Commonwealth Avenue Bridge Project on Schedule

Commonwealth Avenue Bridge Project: MBTA, Traffic Impacts Posted on Jul 23

Commonwealth Avenue Bridge Project: MBTA, Traffic Impacts

MassDOT is reminding the public that travel impacts will begin next week throughout the Boston University/Saint Paul Street neighborhood of Boston along Commonwealth Avenue due to the Commonwealth Avenue Bridge Replacement Project. Drivers on Commonwealth Avenue, the BU Bridge and I-90 will see lane closings   …Continue Reading Commonwealth Avenue Bridge Project: MBTA, Traffic Impacts

Baker-Polito Administration, MBTA Welcome 345 New Buses as FMCB Marks Two Years of Reform Progress Posted on Jul 18

Baker-Polito Administration, MBTA Welcome 345 New Buses as FMCB Marks Two Years of Reform Progress

Highlighting the progress made under two years of the Fiscal and Management Control Board’s (FMCB) leadership of the MBTA, MassDOT Secretary and CEO Stephanie Pollack and MBTA Interim General Manager Steve Poftak today marked the delivery of 345 new buses to the MBTA’s service fleet.   …Continue Reading Baker-Polito Administration, MBTA Welcome 345 New Buses as FMCB Marks Two Years of Reform Progress

MBTA: Lowell Commuter Rail Line Weekend Shuttle Service August 5-October 1 Posted on Jul 18

MBTA: Lowell Commuter Rail Line Weekend Shuttle Service August 5-October 1

Due to the installation of federally mandated Positive Train Control (PTC) infrastructure, the MBTA will replace weekend train service with bus service on the Lowell Commuter Rail Line on weekends starting on Saturday, August 5, and ending on Sunday, October 1. The weekend shuttle bus   …Continue Reading MBTA: Lowell Commuter Rail Line Weekend Shuttle Service August 5-October 1

Commonwealth Avenue Bridge Project: July 26-August 14 Impacts Posted on Jul 17

Commonwealth Avenue Bridge Project: July 26-August 14 Impacts

The 2017 Construction Shutdown for the Commonwealth Avenue Bridge Replacement Project is beginning at 9:00 PM on Wednesday, July 26, and will continue through 5:00 AM on Monday, August 14. Please note the construction-related impacts below: For Pedestrians and Bicyclists: Pedestrians and bicyclists will have   …Continue Reading Commonwealth Avenue Bridge Project: July 26-August 14 Impacts

Baker-Polito Administration Awards Support Local Transportation for Seniors, Paratransit Customers Posted on Jul 7

Baker-Polito Administration Awards Support Local Transportation for Seniors, Paratransit Customers

Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito, Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) Rail and Transit Administrator Astrid Glynn, Peabody Mayor Ted Bettencourt, members of the Massachusetts Legislature, and transportation advocates announced Community Transit Grant Program awards totaling $10.2 million to Councils on Aging, non-profit organizations, and Regional Transit   …Continue Reading Baker-Polito Administration Awards Support Local Transportation for Seniors, Paratransit Customers

Boston: I-90 Reduced to Three Lanes Each Direction, Friday, July 7 Posted on Jul 5

Boston: I-90 Reduced to Three Lanes Each Direction, Friday, July 7

MassDOT is reminding travelers that due to the upcoming Commonwealth Avenue Bridge Replacement Project, I-90 (the Massachusetts Turnpike) will be reduced from four lanes to three lanes in each direction in Boston between the Allston/Brighton Interchange and the Beacon Street Overpass beginning on the evening   …Continue Reading Boston: I-90 Reduced to Three Lanes Each Direction, Friday, July 7