The Patrick-Murray Administration’s 21st Century Transportation Plan, The Way Forward, includes an additional $1 billion annual investment in the Commonwealth’s transportation system.
Among the most significant regional investments is the $320 million reconstruction of the I-93/I-95 interchange in Reading, Woburn, Stoneham and Wakefield, the busiest interchange in the Commonwealth. The rebuild will improve safety and convenience for thousands of commuters each day.
The plan also calls for the rehabilitation of the Main Street Bridge in North Reading, construction of the Ballardvale Street Bridge in Wilmington and the resurfacing of Route 133 in Essex and Ipswich, Route 113 in West Newbury and Route 38 in Wilmington. In addition, it boosts Chapter 90 funds used for local road and bridge construction from $200 million to $300 million annually statewide.
The 21st Century Transportation Plan allocates the majority of funds to maintain the current transportation assets in place today, while also launching a number of strategic, high-impact transportation projects across Massachusetts that will create thousands of jobs and spur economic development across the Commonwealth.
Whittier Bridge/I-95 Project Traffic Update posted on Sep 19
Work on the Whittier Bridge/I-95 Project in Newburyport and Amesbury will require extended lane closure hours beginning next week. Beginning on Monday, September 22, the hours of daytime construction will extend the I-95 Northbound right lane closure the associated right lane closure on I-95 Northbound …Continue Reading Whittier Bridge/I-95 Project Traffic Update
Take the Clean Air Challenge! Join Us September 22-26 posted on Sep 18
Massachusetts travelers will improve air-quality by choosing more sustainable transportation options during the Massachusetts Clean Air Challenge (formerly Car-Free Week). This year, Massachusetts challenges you to explore your commuting options and Shift Your Mode from September 22nd-26th. By trying greener modes including carpooling, vanpooling, bicycling, …Continue Reading Take the Clean Air Challenge! Join Us September 22-26
MBTA Silver Line to Chelsea Approved posted on Sep 17
The MassDOT Board of Directors today approved a construction contract to extend the MBTA’s increasingly popular Silver Line from East Boston to Chelsea. A project funded entirely by Governor Deval Patrick’s 2013 Transportation Finance Plan, the Silver Line will be extended past the Seaport to …Continue Reading MBTA Silver Line to Chelsea Approved