MassDOT's Fall River- Freetown Route 24 Interchange 8B project and the TranSystems firm received the 2012 Gold Award for Outstanding Design Excellence by ACEC, the American Council of Engineering Companies of Massachusetts.
The $35 million project completed and opened in January 2012 created a new exit and interchange, 8B, between the existing exits 8 and 9 on Route 24 in Freetown, funded by the federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).
The project will reduce congestion at exits 8, 9 and South Main Street while providing access to the new Fall River Executive Park.
The project work began in early 2010 and was completed on schedule in less than two years. To speed construction and minimize the disruption to the traveling public, MassDOT used an expedited design/build approach to construction management.
In addition, MassDOT's 2011 Accelerated Bridge Program project, 93Fast14, and the Tetra Tech firm received the ACEC Grand Conceptor Award. The project replaced 14 bridge superstructures along I-93 in Medford during just 10 summer weekends in 2011.
South Station Expansion: 1980s Renovation posted on Jan 31
The South Station Expansion project is about improving transportation service through more train tracks and redesigned platforms; upgraded switches, signals, and other infrastructure; and new passenger amenities. The proposed expansion will protect and prepare the station for future demand as other efforts have done over …Continue Reading South Station Expansion: 1980s Renovation
New Bedford-Fairhaven Bridge Public Meeting Set posted on Jan 29
MassDOT is conducting a study of the New Bedford-Fairhaven Bridge Corridor, a bridge that spans New Bedford Harbor. The swing bridge connecting the communities of New Bedford and Fairhaven is functionally obsolete, constrains marine traffic, and its opening results in extensive vehicle delays. This study …Continue Reading New Bedford-Fairhaven Bridge Public Meeting Set
Winter Storm Update: Travel Ban Lifted, MBTA Open posted on Jan 28
The statewide travel ban has been lifted as of midnight. Motorists, especially those in the City of Boston and Eastern counties, are asked to use caution as MassDOT crews continue to plow and clear state roadways and ramps. Parking bans are still in effect in …Continue Reading Winter Storm Update: Travel Ban Lifted, MBTA Open