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.”
Thanksgiving: Travel Safely! posted on Nov 24
MassDOT encourages Thanksgiving holiday travelers to check the latest winter weather forecast and plan ahead with the high volume of traffic on our highways and at Boston Logan International Airport expected this year. Highways are typically busiest on the Tuesday and Wednesday before and on …Continue Reading Thanksgiving: Travel Safely!
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