Governor Deval Patrick today kicked off the reconstruction of a half-mile segment of Broadway/Route 129 in Lynn. The project will completely rebuild a key segment of Broadway between Wyoma Square and Flax Pond that connects regional traffic to Routes 1, 1A, and I-95/Route 128, and will increase safety and ease congestion in an area home to numerous small businesses and restaurants.
“Our transportation infrastructure is vital to continued economic growth and enhancing access to opportunities for businesses and residents alike,” said Governor Patrick. “Making investments like this that will relieve congestion will keep us moving forward in the right direction.”
In addition to reconstructing the roadway, the $5.5 million project will install new traffic signals equipped with modern technology to improve the traffic flow through the corridor. Other aspects of the project include reconstruction of sidewalks, new pedestrian crossings and improved drainage infrastructure. Completion of the project is scheduled for April 2016.
“It’s clear that the existing technology is not managing traffic as effectively as it could,” said MassDOT Highway Administrator Frank DePaola. “Our goal is to rebuild this corridor so it meets the needs of today and that the area experiences a resurgence of economic activity.”
The reconstruction of Broadway/Route 129 in Lynn advances the Patrick Administration’s Gateway Cities Initiatives to make long-term investments in education, innovation and infrastructure and provide economic growth to cities and towns throughout 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