Governor Deval Patrick today joined Congressman Barney Frank and local leaders in Middleborough to announce $2 million in design engineering and environmental review funds for the Rotary Replacement Project near the interchange of Route 44 and Interstate 495. The Governor also pledged that MassDOT working with local officials will explore short-term and longer-term options to ease traffic congestion at the rotary.
Because of ongoing traffic congestion, addressing the future of the rotary is a priority of local planning and economic development officials. The funds will support necessary updates in engineering and environmental plans first drawn up nearly 10 years ago, including required adjustments due to changes in environmental regulation. While the engineering and environmental review proceeds, MassDOT will work with local stakeholders to discuss short-term options for reducing congestion at this location.
Road and bridge projects are a part of the more than $4 billion infrastructure investments being made as part of the Administration's Massachusetts Works initiative putting nearly 20,000 people to work across the Commonwealth this construction season.
Learn more about Massachusetts Works.
South Station Expansion: 1980s Renovation posted on Jan 31
The South Station Expansion project is about improving transportation service through more train tracks and redesigned platforms; upgraded switches, signals, and other infrastructure; and new passenger amenities. The proposed expansion will protect and prepare the station for future demand as other efforts have done over …Continue Reading South Station Expansion: 1980s Renovation
New Bedford-Fairhaven Bridge Public Meeting Set posted on Jan 29
MassDOT is conducting a study of the New Bedford-Fairhaven Bridge Corridor, a bridge that spans New Bedford Harbor. The swing bridge connecting the communities of New Bedford and Fairhaven is functionally obsolete, constrains marine traffic, and its opening results in extensive vehicle delays. This study …Continue Reading New Bedford-Fairhaven Bridge Public Meeting Set
Winter Storm Update: Travel Ban Lifted, MBTA Open posted on Jan 28
The statewide travel ban has been lifted as of midnight. Motorists, especially those in the City of Boston and Eastern counties, are asked to use caution as MassDOT crews continue to plow and clear state roadways and ramps. Parking bans are still in effect in …Continue Reading Winter Storm Update: Travel Ban Lifted, MBTA Open