Post Content

Billerica James Leary Bridge Naming, July 28, 2010

Governor Deval Patrick has signed a bill into law designating the Nashua Road Bridge on Route 4 over the Concord River in Billerica as the John F. Leary Bridge.

The designation honors Leary, a Billerica resident who served for nearly 47 years as legal counsel for the Massachusetts Highway Department.  Leary joined the Highway Department in 1958 and passed away in 2005.  Leary's work included legal and right of way issues related to construction and expansion of such major transportation projects as I-95, Route 128, and I-495.  He is credited with drafting a significant portion of the state's transportation laws, many of which exist to this day.

"John Leary was a hard worker who devoted his life to public service," said Governor Patrick. "This designation pays fitting tribute to his life and his legacy."

"John Leary's work is stamped on transportation law and important projects all across the Commonwealth," said MassDOT Secretary and CEO Jeff Mullan.  "I had the privilege of working with and learning from John as a young lawyer.  In dedicating 47 years of his life to public service, he was a role model for hundreds of co-workers while leaving a fabulous legacy.  It is a tribute to the many contributions he left us and to the person he was that we honor him in this permanent way."
 
MassDOT will post a marker and sign on the Route 4 Bridge noting the designation as the John F. LearyBridge.

Written By:

Recent Posts

Tobin Bridge Pay-By-Plate Fines Reduced posted on May 29

Tobin Bridge Pay-By-Plate Fines Reduced

MassDOT Secretary and CEO Stephanie Pollack announced changes to the fine structure to the all-electronic, Pay-By-Plate, toll collection system on the Tobin Bridge. Additionally, Secretary Pollack also announced a 30-day amnesty program that starts Monday, June 1, where drivers can simply pay the amount of   …Continue Reading Tobin Bridge Pay-By-Plate Fines Reduced

Route 2/I-95 Bridge Project: Intelligent Innovation posted on May 29

Route 2/I-95 Bridge Project: Intelligent Innovation

It may not be obvious to drivers on Route 2 or I-95 in Lexington, but some of the construction vehicles at the Route 2/I-95 Bridge Replacement Project site are anything but ordinary. The project is one of three that the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT)   …Continue Reading Route 2/I-95 Bridge Project: Intelligent Innovation

MassDOT RMV AAA Partnership: Hadley posted on May 28

MassDOT RMV AAA Partnership: Hadley

Today, Governor Charlie Baker joined MassDOT Registrar of Motor Vehicles Erin Deveney and executives from AAA Northeast (AAA NE) in Hadley to announce the latest AAA Registry Services location to begin providing RMV license and registration renewal services to members. “Today marks the doubling of   …Continue Reading MassDOT RMV AAA Partnership: Hadley