MassDOT provided five crews equipped with chain saws, wood chippers and dump trucks to assist on state roadway cleanup in the area. Two MBTA tree crews were also dispatched at the request of Emergency Management officials. The goal is to open roadways for emergency vehicle and other access as quickly as possible.
According to MassDOT Emergency liaison Bob Ward today, "the crews deployed overnight met their objective and the communities couldn't have asked for more, and the community Emergency Management Directors couldn't convey enough praise for all of the crews efforts.
"Our assistance will enable them to hold special events they believed would not happen over the weekend. Outstanding!"
Thanks to all MassDOT and MBTA crews and all state and local emergency responders for prompt work in restoring road access and electricity for residents in Franklin County.
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