Massachusetts airports are key connections in the Commonwealth transportation system and proven assets in the state’s economy. The airports’ largest capital investment is basic: pavement. Pavements must be maintained properly for the safety of travel, and delay of maintenance drives up the cost of repair.
MassDOT’s Aeronautics Division in recognizing the need to protect this critical investment has established a statewide airport pavement management system to monitor the condition of the Massachusetts airport infrastructure and to proactively plan for its preservation. The system’s goal is to provide the airports, state, and the Federal Aviation Administration with information that identifies pavement-related needs in order to prioritize necessary repairs over the next several years.
During this project, pavement conditions at 33 Massachusetts airports were assessed and information placed into a database. Visit the web to view details of the findings for each airport in the Pavement Management System Report.
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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