Post Content

Brighton Milestone Marker, July 2013A MassDOT-led restoration of a Milestone Marker on Harvard Avenue in Brighton has received a 2013 Boston Preservation Alliance Award.

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.”

Written By:

Recent Posts

Governor Patrick: Recommendation to Build MBTA Subway Cars in Massachusetts posted on Oct 21

Governor Patrick: Recommendation to Build MBTA Subway Cars in Massachusetts

Governor Deval Patrick today announced that the MBTA will present to the MassDOT Board of Directors the recommended company to manufacture and deliver 284 new subway cars for the Red and Orange Lines, replacing decades-old vehicles. Joined by MassDOT Secretary & CEO Richard A. Davey   …Continue Reading Governor Patrick: Recommendation to Build MBTA Subway Cars in Massachusetts

Students Restore Historic Massachusetts Public Works Truck posted on Oct 21

Students Restore Historic Massachusetts Public Works Truck

A 1947 Ford dump truck with the proud historic logo “Massachusetts Department of Public Works” is now being restored by students at Bristol/Plymouth Regional Technical School in Taunton. MassDOT Secretary of Transportation Richard Davey visited the school to check on the students’ work and the   …Continue Reading Students Restore Historic Massachusetts Public Works Truck

Celtics Forward Jared Sullinger Says: Sign Up for a Celtics Plate! posted on Oct 20

Celtics Forward Jared Sullinger Says: Sign Up for a Celtics Plate!

The Registry of Motor Vehicles’ new Boston Haymarket Center received a special visitor today: Boston Celtics forward Jared Sullinger.  “Sully” joined Registrar Celia Blue to greet visitors, meet the staff, and encourage customers to sign up for the Boston Celtics Specialty License Plate. The Celtics   …Continue Reading Celtics Forward Jared Sullinger Says: Sign Up for a Celtics Plate!