The 2010 MassDOT Accelerated Bridge Program "heavy lift" Phillipston Bridge Replacement project today was chosen as one of the Top 10 projects in the 2011 America's Transportation Awards competition by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO).
The Phillipston project and nine others are now eligible for a Grand Prize or People's Choice Award. A panel of experts will choose the Grand Prize winner. The People's Choice Award will be chosen by online voting. Visit AASHTO and the Awards on the web to view the Top 10 projects and vote.
The America’s Transportation Awards were created to celebrate transportation improvements delivered by state departments of transportation “On Time”, “Under Budget”, and with “Innovative Management.”
The awards are sponsored by AASHTO, AAA and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
Both the Grand Prize and People's Choice Awards carry a $10,000 cash prize that can be used to start a scholarship fund for transportation professionals, or given to a community charity.
Lexington: Route 2 Bridges Project Update posted on Aug 21
MassDOT next week will begin preparations to replace the Route 2 Bridges over I-95 in Lexington by implementing a traffic shift on Route 2 east and westbound. The work to prepare for the shift requires lane closures from 8:00 PM each night to 5:00 AM …Continue Reading Lexington: Route 2 Bridges Project Update
Governor Patrick Announces Knowledge Corridor Line Purchase posted on Aug 20
Governor Deval Patrick today announced an agreement in principle allowing the Commonwealth to purchase the Knowledge Corridor rail line between East Northfield and Springfield from Pan Am Southern, a joint venture of Pan Am and Norfolk Southern. The 49-mile segment of rail is currently undergoing …Continue Reading Governor Patrick Announces Knowledge Corridor Line Purchase
Morton Street Bridge Opens Ahead of Schedule posted on Aug 19
MassDOT announced the successful opening of the new Morton Street Bridge in Mattapan more than a full day ahead of the already accelerated schedule. The original structurally deficient bridge carrying Morton Street over the MBTA commuter rail tracks closed on Friday, August 8 for final …Continue Reading Morton Street Bridge Opens Ahead of Schedule