Lieutenant Governor Timothy P. Murray today announced a $500,000 grant from MassDOT's Safe Routes to School program for design of sidewalk improvements along Hollett Street in the area around Hatherly Elementary School in Scituate.
The sidewalk improvement project includes construction of approximately 2,800 feet of sidewalk along Hollett Street along with crosswalks, pedestrian warning signs, and accessible ramp upgrades.
The Safe Routes to School Program works with students, parents, school staff, and local police in over 100 Massachusetts communities and more than 300 schools to promote walking and bicycling to school. This program seeks to improve students' health, reduce traffic congestion, and improve air quality in Massachusetts communities.
The Safe Routes to School program is also a key component of the Healthy Transportation Compact, an initiative of the Patrick-Murray Administration's historic transportation reform that promotes collaboration between the departments of transportation and public health to adopt best practices, increase efficiency, and achieve positive health outcomes through the coordination of land use, transportation, and public health policy.
Thanksgiving: Travel Safely! posted on Nov 24
MassDOT encourages Thanksgiving holiday travelers to check the latest winter weather forecast and plan ahead with the high volume of traffic on our highways and at Boston Logan International Airport expected this year. Highways are typically busiest on the Tuesday and Wednesday before and on …Continue Reading Thanksgiving: Travel Safely!
South Coast Rail: Bridge Replacements Move Forward posted on Nov 24
Governor Deval Patrick today joined Acting MassDOT Secretary and CEO Frank DePaola and local officials to announce a contract award for the replacement of four bridges in New Bedford and Fall River along the future South Coast Rail Line. The improvements will advance South Coast …Continue Reading South Coast Rail: Bridge Replacements Move Forward
I-495 Highway Safety Program Announced posted on Nov 20
MassDOT and the Massachusetts State Police announced the establishment of a new Highway Safety Corridor Program for I-495 through the towns of Chelmsford, Westford, Littleton, Boxborough, Bolton, and Berlin. The program posts public safety signs that read, “Highway Safety Corridor / Laws Strictly Enforced” at …Continue Reading I-495 Highway Safety Program Announced