The Hines Memorial Bridge over the Merrimack River in Amesbury is scheduled to close at 5:00 am on November 15. The bridge closure will allow crews to begin heavy construction associated with the bridge replacement. During construction, traffic in both directions will be detoured across the Merrimack River using I-95 via Route 113 and Route 110.
The $34 million reconstruction of Hines Memorial Bridge is a MassDOT design-build project that includes complete replacement of the bridge superstructure and the majority of the substructure along with new electrical and mechanical components for the moveable spans. The new bridge will consist of a four-span superstructure with two fixed approach spans and two pivoting middle spans.
For more information on the Hines Memorial Bridge Replacement Project, please visit the project website: www.mass.gov/massdot/hinesbridge.
South Station Expansion: 1980s Renovation posted on Jan 31
The South Station Expansion project is about improving transportation service through more train tracks and redesigned platforms; upgraded switches, signals, and other infrastructure; and new passenger amenities. The proposed expansion will protect and prepare the station for future demand as other efforts have done over …Continue Reading South Station Expansion: 1980s Renovation
New Bedford-Fairhaven Bridge Public Meeting Set posted on Jan 29
MassDOT is conducting a study of the New Bedford-Fairhaven Bridge Corridor, a bridge that spans New Bedford Harbor. The swing bridge connecting the communities of New Bedford and Fairhaven is functionally obsolete, constrains marine traffic, and its opening results in extensive vehicle delays. This study …Continue Reading New Bedford-Fairhaven Bridge Public Meeting Set
Winter Storm Update: Travel Ban Lifted, MBTA Open posted on Jan 28
The statewide travel ban has been lifted as of midnight. Motorists, especially those in the City of Boston and Eastern counties, are asked to use caution as MassDOT crews continue to plow and clear state roadways and ramps. Parking bans are still in effect in …Continue Reading Winter Storm Update: Travel Ban Lifted, MBTA Open