Milestone Marker #6 was built in 1729 among 40 markers along what was known as Upper Boston Post Road. The restored marker’s inscription: “Boston 6 miles 1729 P.D.” “P.D” refers to Judge Paul Dudley, who led the move to include Brighton, Roxbury and Brookline into the road.
Mile Marker #6 was significantly damaged by a vehicle two years ago. MassDOT is responsible for maintaining milestone markers on Boston Post Road. MassDOT conservation experts working with contractor Daedalus completed restoration and also moved the marker farther away from the curb to help prevent future damage.
Boston Preservation Alliance Executive Director Greg Galer says, “the Brighton Mile Marker project is not only an example of a small object raising awareness of history and historic preservation, but a trigger for larger work. MassDOT is undertaking an inventory of mile markers throughout the state and developing a preservation program for them.”
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
Travel Safely Memorial Day Weekend! posted on May 20
MassDOT encourages travelers to plan ahead and travel safely during the Memorial Day holiday weekend. The heaviest traffic is expected Thursday, Friday, and Monday afternoons and early evenings. Drivers are encouraged to make travel plans accordingly and if possible avoid peak traffic volumes between 1pm …Continue Reading Travel Safely Memorial Day Weekend!