The Highway Division used a warm mix asphalt to construct the porous pavement in the parking areas. This simple change achieves GreenDOT goals by reducing greenhouse gas emissions and stormwater volumes.
The porous pavement requires less energy to produce than conventional asphalt, and its manufacture and installation results in lower greenhouse gas emissions. Porous pavement reduces stormwater runoff by allowing rain falling on the pavement to penetrate the surface, reducing the need for traditional stormwater treatment that can be costly and unsightly.
This is especially appropriate at a Park and Ride lot providing customers with transit connections and car pooling that reduce emissions and save time and money.
Customers and visitors to the Whately Park and Ride can check out the sign and learn more about the innovative green construction techniques used that demonstrate MassDOT’s GreenDOT commitment.
MassDOT: Fourth Annual Safe Streets Smart Trips High School Video Contest posted on May 19
MassDOT today announced the fourth annual statewide high school video contest – Safe Streets Smart Trips. The contest serves as an initiative within the Massachusetts Strategic Highway Safety Plan (SHSP) to promote safe walking, bicycling, and driving behaviors within the Commonwealth. The contest began three …Continue Reading MassDOT: Fourth Annual Safe Streets Smart Trips High School Video Contest
New Bedford: Massachusetts Freight Plan Open House posted on May 19
MassDOT is hosting the fourth Open House for the Massachusetts Freight Plan as follows: Wednesday, May 24, 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM, New Bedford Free Public Library, Meeting Room (3rd floor), 613 Pleasant Street, New Bedford MassDOT’s Freight Plan is a strategic planning document that …Continue Reading New Bedford: Massachusetts Freight Plan Open House
MassDOT Environmental Priority: Endangered Species Habitat Preservation posted on May 19
Today, May 19, is Endangered Species Day, a day when many environmental organizations and government agencies recognize conservation efforts to protect endangered species and their habitats. The MassDOT Highway Division works hard to ensure compliance with State and Federal endangered species regulations to avoid, minimize …Continue Reading MassDOT Environmental Priority: Endangered Species Habitat Preservation