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Callahan Tunnel: Traffic Pattern Update Posted on Dec 31

Today, MassDOT met again with its partners from the Massachusetts State Police, the City, officials from surrounding communities, Massport and other agencies to review the first evening commute of the Callahan Tunnel closure. The team has identified a traffic pattern change to help reduce congestion   …Continue Reading Callahan Tunnel: Traffic Pattern Update

South Station Expansion Recognized by Chamber Posted on Dec 28

South Station Expansion Recognized by Chamber

Boston South Station is now seeing busy holiday travel days as the New Year approaches.  To learn more about what is happening at the station and with the South Station Expansion project, please read our December fact sheet. This edition features articles on how MassDOT   …Continue Reading South Station Expansion Recognized by Chamber

Holiday Travel: Plan Ahead! Posted on Dec 20

Holiday Travel: Plan Ahead!

Enjoy the holidays! As you make travel plans, MassDOT advises residents and visitors to check our online resources, drive with caution and if possible use public transportation. As always, I-90 Exit 9 connecting I-84 to Connecticut and New York experiences heavy traffic on peak holiday   …Continue Reading Holiday Travel: Plan Ahead!

Live from Singapore: Using Big Data to Visualize our Transportation Future Posted on Dec 20

Live from Singapore: Using Big Data to Visualize our Transportation Future

Posted by: MassDOT Secretary Richard Davey  At MassDOT, we are committed to using data to inform our decision-making and to help guide our transportation planning.   Big data analytics help inform our efforts to administer the best possible service and guide decision-making that can impact the   …Continue Reading Live from Singapore: Using Big Data to Visualize our Transportation Future

Whittier Bridge Project Update Posted on Dec 20

Whittier Bridge Project Update

MassDOT contractors for the Whittier Bridge/I-95 Improvement Project will continue work during the weeks of December 22 and December 29. No work will be performed on Christmas Day, December 25, and New Year’s Day, January 1. The work will require daytime lane single lane closures on   …Continue Reading Whittier Bridge Project Update

Green Line Extension Public Meetings Set Posted on Dec 19

Green Line Extension Public Meetings Set

MassDOT and the MBTA are hosting a series of neighborhood public meetings to provide details about noise and retaining walls proposed for segments of the Green Line Extension Project. Please join us at these meetings to learn about what is proposed in your neighborhood! Please   …Continue Reading Green Line Extension Public Meetings Set

New South Station Boosts Job Growth Posted on Dec 13

New South Station Boosts Job Growth

MassDOT and the MBTA need to expand Boston South Station to make room for more trains and more passengers.  But why are additional trains coming into town, and where are their riders going? There are a number of answers to these questions, but one stands   …Continue Reading New South Station Boosts Job Growth

Winter Driving Tips Posted on Dec 12

Winter Driving Tips

MassDOT snow and ice crews are mobilized for the winter travel season now upon us.  More than 4,000 pieces of equipment are available to treat and clear state roads and are called as needed.  Crews pre-treat roads with salt and liquid deicers where conditions allow.   …Continue Reading Winter Driving Tips

Callahan Tunnel Closure: Detour Maps Posted Posted on Dec 10

Callahan Tunnel Closure: Detour Maps Posted

MassDOT’s Callahan Tunnel Project begins with a full tunnel closure for rehabilitation at 11:00 pm, Friday, December 27, 2013 through March 12, 2014. The Callahan Tunnel Project web page now includes detour maps.  The detour routes were carefully developed by the project team with input   …Continue Reading Callahan Tunnel Closure: Detour Maps Posted

MassDOT Hackathon: Big Data Boosts Transportation Posted on Dec 10

MassDOT Hackathon: Big Data Boosts Transportation

MassDOT’s Visualizing Transportation Hackathon in Cambridge December 13-14 in partnership with the Mass Big Data Initiative, Massachusetts Technology Collaborative, and hack/reduce, will release data sets on travel in Massachusetts and open a challenge to the public to collaborate around analyzing this data and visualizing resulting   …Continue Reading MassDOT Hackathon: Big Data Boosts Transportation