Post Content

Blandford Route 23 Repairs, June 2010 MassDOT is the unified transportation organization created by transportation reform signed into law by Governor Patrick one year ago today, with safety and customer service as top priorities. 

And this is what reform looks like in action: crews and equipment from the former Turnpike and former MassHighway now working together repairing roadways. 

In this case, 7 employees from MassDOT District One operations in Lenox and 8 former Turnpike employees came together in repairing roads off I-90.  At left, the merged crews this week repaired Route 23 in Blandford.  A similar repair project took place earlier this month in West Stockbridge on Route 102.   The integrated MassDOT crews used former Turnpike trucks, rollers, and paving equipment to improve two roads plagued by spring potholes.  

MassDOT District One Maintenance Operations Engineer Brian DiOrio calls this one of the largest road patching operations performed "in-house" by MassDOT employees in that area, thanks to the newly-merged department's employees and available equipment.  Congratulations to Brian and the crews for the important work and for sending along a story of teamwork and an efficient approach to making roads safe. 

Written By:

Recent Posts

MassDOT Highlights New Travel Time Technology: Free Mobile app posted on Jan 18

MassDOT Highlights New Travel Time Technology: Free Mobile app

MassDOT today announced that a total of 146 “GoTime” signs, which provide real-time traffic travel times, are now activated on highways throughout the Commonwealth and that a new mobile app with GoTime data is now available which will allow drivers to see real-time travel information before   …Continue Reading MassDOT Highlights New Travel Time Technology: Free Mobile app

MBTA: Framingham/Worcester Line Commuter Rail Schedule Public Meetings Set posted on Jan 18

MBTA: Framingham/Worcester Line Commuter Rail Schedule Public Meetings Set

The MBTA will hold three public meetings for people to share comments and suggestions about proposed Framingham/Worcester Line Commuter Rail scheduling changes. The meetings will be held in Newton on January 31, in Worcester on February 1, and in Natick February 6 as follows:     …Continue Reading MBTA: Framingham/Worcester Line Commuter Rail Schedule Public Meetings Set

Fall River: Route 79 Braga Bridge Project Completion Overview posted on Jan 17

Fall River: Route 79 Braga Bridge Project Completion Overview

MassDOT invites you to review the final fact sheet for the Fall River Route 79 Braga Bridge Improvements Project. The work reached substantial completion in fall 2016 with the reopening of all lanes on the Braga Bridge. This landmark project offered significant long term enhancements:   …Continue Reading Fall River: Route 79 Braga Bridge Project Completion Overview