MassDOT today reopened the Hampshire Street Bridge over the Spicket River in Lawrence, ten months ahead of schedule and under the original budget. The locally owned bridge was closed on January 27 with detours in place to allow crews to complete the project.
The $2.1 million project funded through the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act demolished portions of the existing bridge to provide room to build a new, independent structure. Roadway and sidewalk improvements in the immediate area of the bridge were also included. MassDOT worked closely with local officials and representatives from the nearby Lawrence Central Catholic High School to minimize the impacts while the bridge was closed.
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
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