Representatives from Mass Fisheries & Wildlife and MassDOT previously worked together on Peregrine Falcon nesting boxes, and now introduced the idea of using nesting boxes for the American Kestrel (Falco sparverius), the smallest falcon in North America.
Highway District Two staff from Bridge, Traffic, and Maintenance worked together on the nesting project, finding locations in the Connecticut River Valley along MassDOT highway corridors suitable for Kestrels. Fish & Wildlife constructed the boxes.
District 2 Maintenance this week installed a total of 9 bird houses along I-91 and Route 116. Four bird houses were attached to the back of highway signs, above, and five were installed roadside on posts.
This team effort across state agencies again furthers MassDOT's GreenDOT goals, enhancing the environment along a transportation corridor.
Worcester: Belmont Street Bridge Opens posted on Mar 23
MassDOT has announced that the Belmont Street Bridge that carries Route 9 over Interstate 290 in Worcester is now open to its permanent configuration. The bridge now features two eastbound lanes toward Shrewsbury, two westbound lanes toward Lincoln Square and a newly-added, left-turn lane through …Continue Reading Worcester: Belmont Street Bridge Opens
Highway Assistance Patrol Program: MAPFRE Sponsorship Extension posted on Mar 23
MassDOT is pleased to announce an agreement to extend MAPFRE Insurance’s sponsorship of the Highway Assistance Patrol program (HAP) through March 2018. This extension marks the 15th year of partnership between MassDOT and MAPFRE in providing excellent customer service and safe, quick clearance on the …Continue Reading Highway Assistance Patrol Program: MAPFRE Sponsorship Extension
South Coast Rail: Notice of Project Change posted on Mar 22
The Baker-Polito Administration’s Department of Transportation (MassDOT) has filed a Notice of Project Change (NPC) for the South Coast Rail (SCR) Project with the Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act (MEPA) Office on March 15, 2017. The Notice advances South Coast Rail as a phased project that …Continue Reading South Coast Rail: Notice of Project Change