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.
Thanksgiving: Travel Safely! posted on Nov 24
MassDOT encourages Thanksgiving holiday travelers to check the latest winter weather forecast and plan ahead with the high volume of traffic on our highways and at Boston Logan International Airport expected this year. Highways are typically busiest on the Tuesday and Wednesday before and on …Continue Reading Thanksgiving: Travel Safely!
South Coast Rail: Bridge Replacements Move Forward posted on Nov 24
Governor Deval Patrick today joined Acting MassDOT Secretary and CEO Frank DePaola and local officials to announce a contract award for the replacement of four bridges in New Bedford and Fall River along the future South Coast Rail Line. The improvements will advance South Coast …Continue Reading South Coast Rail: Bridge Replacements Move Forward
I-495 Highway Safety Program Announced posted on Nov 20
MassDOT and the Massachusetts State Police announced the establishment of a new Highway Safety Corridor Program for I-495 through the towns of Chelmsford, Westford, Littleton, Boxborough, Bolton, and Berlin. The program posts public safety signs that read, “Highway Safety Corridor / Laws Strictly Enforced” at …Continue Reading I-495 Highway Safety Program Announced