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Bike Plan: MassDOT to Join Lawrence Ciclovia Posted on Aug 18

Bike Plan: MassDOT to Join Lawrence Ciclovia

MassDOT has announced that it is participating in the Lawrence Ciclovia event being held on Sunday, August 20 from 3 PM to 7 PM. Parts of Essex and Common Streets will be closed to cars but open to the public to enjoy biking, walking, skating,   …Continue Reading Bike Plan: MassDOT to Join Lawrence Ciclovia

MassDOT Participates in SomerStreets Posted on Aug 4

MassDOT Participates in SomerStreets

MassDOT has announced that it will participate in the City of Somerville’s annual SomerStreets event on Sunday, August 6, from 2 PM to 6 PM. Between Davis and Teele Squares, Holland Street will be closed to motor vehicle traffic in order to accommodate pedestrians and   …Continue Reading MassDOT Participates in SomerStreets

Commonwealth Avenue Bridge Project On Schedule Posted on Aug 2

Commonwealth Avenue Bridge Project On Schedule

 The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) has announced that the Commonwealth Avenue Bridge Replacement Project is moving forward on schedule, and as of 11 a.m., today, crews had installed 36 new steel girders and 32 precast concrete deck panels on the eastbound side of the   …Continue Reading Commonwealth Avenue Bridge Project On Schedule

Baker-Polito Administration Highlights Northeast Massachusetts Road, Bridge Projects Posted on Jul 18

Baker-Polito Administration Highlights Northeast Massachusetts Road, Bridge Projects

Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito today joined Acting Highway Administrator Jonathan Gulliver and MassDOT officials at a roadway reconstruction project in Salem to highlight over $250 million invested by the Baker-Polito Administration in Fiscal Year 2017 in 90 roadway and bridge projects benefiting 61 municipalities across   …Continue Reading Baker-Polito Administration Highlights Northeast Massachusetts Road, Bridge Projects

MassDOT, MassRIDES, MassBike Partner to Continue to Increase Bike Safety Posted on Jul 7

MassDOT, MassRIDES, MassBike Partner to Continue to Increase Bike Safety

MassDOT is pleased to announce that it has partnered with MassRIDES the Statewide Travel Options Program, The Massachusetts Bicycle Coalition (MassBike) and several Cape Cod resorts to provide a free bicycle safety training program for international students living and working on Cape Cod throughout the   …Continue Reading MassDOT, MassRIDES, MassBike Partner to Continue to Increase Bike Safety

Safe Routes to Schools Awards: 80 Schools, Community Organizations Honored Posted on Jun 29

Safe Routes to Schools Awards: 80 Schools, Community Organizations Honored

Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito and Transportation Secretary and CEO Stephanie Pollack today presented Safe Routes to School awards to officials from nearly 80 partner schools and community champions to recognize their efforts in fostering programs for students to safely walk and bike to school.  In addition,   …Continue Reading Safe Routes to Schools Awards: 80 Schools, Community Organizations Honored

Baker-Polito Administration Celebrates 150 Miles of New Trails for Walking and Biking Posted on Jun 29

Baker-Polito Administration Celebrates 150 Miles of New Trails for Walking and Biking

Continuing to prioritize a high level of access to the Commonwealth’s natural resources, and recognizing the economic, recreational, environmental, transit and public health benefits of a state trail network, Governor Charlie Baker and Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito announced additional funding commitments to further develop the   …Continue Reading Baker-Polito Administration Celebrates 150 Miles of New Trails for Walking and Biking

MassDOT Launches Statewide Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Campaign: “Scan the Street” Posted on Jun 23

MassDOT Launches Statewide Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Campaign: "Scan the Street"

With the number of motor vehicle crashes involving pedestrians and cyclists on the rise, MassDOT is launching a campaign to promote pedestrian and bicycle safety. The goals of the campaign are to encourage Massachusetts residents to “be aware” of others on the road and, ultimately, change people’s   …Continue Reading MassDOT Launches Statewide Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Campaign: “Scan the Street”

Weston: Newly Constructed Ramp Opens Friday, June 23rd Posted on Jun 22

Weston: Newly Constructed Ramp Opens Friday, June 23rd

MassDOT has announced that on the evening of Friday, June 23, it will open a newly constructed on-ramp in Weston for vehicles traveling from I-90 (the Massachusetts Turnpike) westbound onto Route 128/I-95 north and southbound. This ramp opening is part of the ongoing work to   …Continue Reading Weston: Newly Constructed Ramp Opens Friday, June 23rd

Massachusetts Nationally Recognized for “Complete Streets” Policies Posted on Jun 8

Massachusetts Nationally Recognized for "Complete Streets" Policies

MassDOT is pleased to announce that Smart Growth America is honoring several Massachusetts cities and towns that were awarded money from the Baker-Polito Administration for having “led the nation in creating and adopting comprehensive Complete Streets policies last year.” In its “The Best Complete Streets   …Continue Reading Massachusetts Nationally Recognized for “Complete Streets” Policies