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.
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
Robin Chase Appointed to MassDOT Board posted on Nov 19
Governor Deval Patrick today appointed Robin Chase to the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) Board of Directors. Chase is the founder and former CEO of Zipcar, the largest car-sharing company in the world, Buzzcar, a car-sharing marketplace in France and GoLoco, an online ridesharing community. …Continue Reading Robin Chase Appointed to MassDOT Board
McGrath Boulevard Project Working Group Meeting posted on Nov 18
MassDOT has assembled a working group for the McGrath Boulevard Project including residents, business owners and other local stakeholders. The purpose of the working group is to inform and advise MassDOT on important community issues affecting the development of a design for the McGrath Boulevard …Continue Reading McGrath Boulevard Project Working Group Meeting