Governor Deval Patrick joined Congressman John Tierney to announce that the state intends to use $5.9 million in federal stimulus funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) for the Meadow Walk of Lynnfield economic development project. The ARRA funds, pending approval by the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), will provide critical traffic signal and intersection improvements in the area surrounding the Meadow Walk project, a 203-acre redevelopment of the former Colonial Golf Club site in Lynnfield.
The Meadow Walk at Lynnfield project will redevelop the former Colonial Golf Club site and build needed affordable housing, providing jobs and new tax revenue for the Lynnfield/Wakefield communities. The project supported by ARRA funding is scheduled for advertisement in January 2010, pending MPO approval.
By early 2010 Massachusetts will have allocated its entire $437.9 million allotment of ARRA highway funding with projects in the pipeline or already under construction. Learn more about the Massachusetts Recovery Plan.
Plan Ahead: Holiday Weekend Travel posted on Apr 16
MassDOT encourages travelers to plan ahead, travel safely, and use public transportation where possible during the upcoming holiday weekend. Heavy traffic is expected due to Easter Sunday observances and Patriot’s Day/Marathon Monday, April 21. The heaviest traffic congestion on I-90 during busy holiday weekends is …Continue Reading Plan Ahead: Holiday Weekend Travel
Freight Rail Grants Announced posted on Apr 14
The Patrick Administration today announced the awarding of seven grants totaling $2.5 million for industrial rail projects as part of the 2014 Industrial Rail Access Program (IRAP). The IRAP funding for the seven projects is being matched by more than $1.9 million in private sector …Continue Reading Freight Rail Grants Announced
South Coast Rail: Bridge Replacement Public Hearings posted on Apr 14
MassDOT will host Design Public Hearings in Fall River and New Bedford on the 25% design of four bridge replacements along the future South Coast Rail route. The bridge replacements will provide fast and tangible benefits to help expanding freight service and will also be …Continue Reading South Coast Rail: Bridge Replacement Public Hearings