The Fleury Bridge Project in Charlemont is one of just 15 projects in 13 states to receive a Federal Highway Administration grant award for using innovative construction technologies. The $285,000 award will support the $971,000 project, part of the Patrick-Murray Administration's historic Accelerated Bridge Program to repair structurally deficient bridges across the Commonwealth.
The Fleury Bridge carries Mountain Road over Hartwell Brook in Charlemont. The project now in design will replace the structurally-deficient bridge by using three precast concrete beams, reducing construction time by two-thirds to approximately six months. Construction is expected to begin in fall 2011.
U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced a total of $9.5 million for 15 projects that employ innovative construction technologies that more quickly and efficiently improve safety, reduce congestion and create high-quality, long-lasting highways and bridges.
MassDOT also received a $1 million grant toward the Medford I-93 Bridges project, replacing 14 bridge decks on I-93 in Medford during the summer 2011 construction season.
MBTA: Weekend Commuter Boat Service Returns May 28 posted on May 26
MassDOT weekend commuter boat service will be provided for the third year between Hingham, Hull, Georges Island, Grape Island and Boston. The service begins Memorial Day weekend and will continue through the Labor Day weekend. “Commuter ferry service on the weekends during the two previous …Continue Reading MBTA: Weekend Commuter Boat Service Returns May 28
Boston: Commonwealth Avenue Bridge Project Community Meeting posted on May 26
MassDOT has scheduled a community meeting for the Commonwealth Avenue Bridge Reconstruction Project as follows: Thursday, June 2, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Jacob Sleeper Auditorium (CGS 129), Boston University, 871 Commonwealth Avenue. The Commonwealth Avenue Bridge Reconstruction Project will replace the existing superstructure …Continue Reading Boston: Commonwealth Avenue Bridge Project Community Meeting
Plan Ahead for Memorial Day Weekend Travel posted on May 24
MassDOT encourages travelers to plan ahead and travel safely during the Memorial Day holiday weekend. The heaviest traffic is observed during Thursday, Friday, and Monday afternoons and early evenings. Drivers are encouraged to make travel plans accordingly and if possible avoid peak traffic volumes between …Continue Reading Plan Ahead for Memorial Day Weekend Travel