Governor Deval Patrick today visited the Chelsea Street Bridge project to highlight the jobs created by the MassWorks initiative to invest billions of dollars improving transportation infrastructure and note the latest numbers showing the Massachusetts economy added 19,000 jobs in April.
This construction season MassDOT road and bridge projects will support more than 10,000 jobs on 385 separate projects across the Commonwealth. MassDOT’s investment in roads and bridges totals more than $1.085 billion for FY2010, more than double FY2007 spending of $515 million. These investments are the result of combined impact of the Accelerated Bridge Program, American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, and Statewide Road and Bridge Program.
The $116 million Chelsea Street Bridge project involves the replacement of a truss-type structure that spans 450 feet and will provide 175 feet of vertical clearance when raised. The new bridge and approach roadway match the footprint of the existing bridge and will provide for four lanes of traffic two pedestrian sidewalks. The existing bridge is scheduled to be closed from July through December in 2011, with completion scheduled for spring 2012.
MassDOT, Mapfre Insurance Encourage Safe Summer Driving posted on May 24
In time for Memorial Day, the kick-off to the summer driving season, MassDOT Acting Highway Administrator Thomas Tinlin joined MAPFRE Insurance in reminding motorists to adhere to speed limits, obey traffic laws and avoid distracted driving when traveling during the summer months. According to data …Continue Reading MassDOT, Mapfre Insurance Encourage Safe Summer Driving
Chelsea: Silver Line Gateway Project Bridge Closure posted on May 22
MassDOT will close the Washington Avenue Bridge in Chelsea on Tuesday, May 26 at 10:00 AM as part of the Silver Line Gateway Project. Appropriate detour signs will be in place to redirect traffic and pedestrians, and identify relocated bus stops. The bridge closure is …Continue Reading Chelsea: Silver Line Gateway Project Bridge Closure
MBTA: Refurbished Green Line Trolleys Returning to Service posted on May 22
The first MBTA Green Line refurbished trolley car was returned to service this week. T personnel are completing test runs on the next refurbished car to return to service in the coming days. These are the first of 86 that are being refurbished. All 86 …Continue Reading MBTA: Refurbished Green Line Trolleys Returning to Service