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MassDOT Announces Eighth Annual Safe Streets Smart Trips High School Video Contest Posted on Sep 14

MassDOT Announces Eighth Annual Safe Streets Smart Trips High School Video Contest

For immediate release: September 10, 2021 MassDOT Announces Eighth Annual Safe Streets Smart Trips High School Video Contest Applications need to be submitted by 5:00 p.m., on Wednesday, October 20, 2021 BOSTON – The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) is pleased to announce entries are   …Continue Reading MassDOT Announces Eighth Annual Safe Streets Smart Trips High School Video Contest

Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles Announces New Statewide Customer Service Options Posted on Sep 8

The Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) is announcing on Monday, September 20, it will begin offering a new wider variety of statewide services to provide convenient service options and flexibility and to continue ongoing efforts that have been put in place to keep customers and staff safe. Beginning September 20, the RMV will be reopening the Attleboro Service Center for in-person services by appointment. In addition, 21 statewide Service Center locations will offer appointments for in-person vehicle and driver services, walk-in visits, and Business-to-Business (B2B) needs. The B2B locations process bulk transactions for auto dealers and insurance agents including new registration and titles, registration transfers and renewals, address changes, and cancellations.

Guest Blog: MassDOT, MAPFRE Insurance Reminder: plan ahead for travel due to increased traffic volume for the Labor Day Holiday and Back-to-School Posted on Sep 1

Guest Blog: MassDOT, MAPFRE Insurance Reminder: plan ahead for travel due to increased traffic volume for the Labor Day Holiday and Back-to-School

As more families opted for local vacations this summer, traffic volume in general increased in many regions, with some states even surpassing pre-pandemic levels. Bay Staters also took to the roads and now, with holidays and back-to-school approaching, Massachusetts residents and out-of-state visitors should plan ahead to avoid congestion.

Labor Day Travel Advisory: Expect high volume of traffic Thursday & Friday afternoons Posted on Aug 31

Labor Day Travel Advisory: Expect high volume of traffic Thursday & Friday afternoons

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) is advising the public to plan ahead for Labor Day Weekend travel, drive in off peak hours if possible, utilize available technology tools for trips including www.mass511.com, consider public transportation if possible to reach destinations and bring a face-covering as some municipalities have a mask mandate for indoor venues.

MassDOT Launches Education Effort to Raise Public Awareness on Pedestrian Hybrid Beacon Use Posted on Aug 26

MassDOT Launches Education Effort to Raise Public Awareness on Pedestrian Hybrid Beacon Use

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT), in collaboration with the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security’s Highway Safety Division, is announcing the launch today of a new educational effort that seeks to highlight the importance of Pedestrian Hybrid Beacons (PHB) and encourage their use in communities statewide.

Storm Advisory: Truck Travel Posted on Aug 20

Storm Advisory: Truck Travel

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) is underscoring information provided this afternoon at a news conference hosted by Governor Charlie Baker urging the people of the Commonwealth to prepare for Hurricane Henri, which is expected to affect much of the Commonwealth beginning Saturday night into Monday, including the potential for strong winds, heavy rain, flooding and power outages.

MassDOT Announces the 2021-2022 Safe Routes to School Signs and Lines Program Posted on Aug 18

MassDOT Announces the 2021-2022 Safe Routes to School Signs and Lines Program

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT), through its Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Program, is pleased to announce the launch of its 2021-2022 Signs and Lines Program. The Program provides design services and up to $6,000 in construction funding for up to five municipalities for low-cost infrastructure projects around statewide public elementary and middle schools. Eligible low-cost projects include signage and pavement markings to improve safety and accessibility along key walking and biking routes to a school.

Acceler-8 I-90 Bridge Replacement Project: I-90 eastbound bridges over Parkerville Road in Southborough and Flanders Road in Westborough completed Posted on Aug 9

Acceler-8 I-90 Bridge Replacement Project: I-90 eastbound bridges over Parkerville Road in Southborough and Flanders Road in Westborough completed

Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) is pleased to announce that the replacement of the I-90 eastbound bridges over Parkerville Road in Southborough and Flanders Road in Westborough was successfully completed ahead of schedule this morning at approximately 4:00 a.m. All lanes on I-90, Parkerville Road and Flanders Road are now open for travel.

Acceler-8 I-90 Bridge Replacement Project: Weekend work over Parkerville Road and Flanders Road Posted on Aug 6

Acceler-8 I-90 Bridge Replacement Project: Weekend work over Parkerville Road and Flanders Road

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) is announcing that it will replace the I-90 eastbound bridge over Parkerville Road in Southborough and Flanders Road in Westborough from 7:00 p.m. on Friday, August 6 to 5:00 a.m. on Monday, August 9. Eastbound traffic will be shifted through a median crossover to the westbound side of I-90. Travel will be reduced to two lanes in each direction and opposing traffic separated by a barrier.

Acceler-8 I-90 Bridge Replacement Project: Cordaville Road Work Complete Posted on Aug 2

Acceler-8 I-90 Bridge Replacement Project: Cordaville Road Work Complete

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) is pleased to announce that the replacement of the I-90 eastbound bridge over Cordaville Road in Southborough was successfully completed ahead of schedule this morning at 2:45 a.m. All lanes on I-90 and Cordaville Road are now open for travel.