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.
Longfellow Bridge: Next Stage of Construction to Begin in August posted on Jul 22
MassDOT’s contractor is scheduled to begin the next stage of construction on the Longfellow Bridge in August 2016 now that the MBTA Red Line trains have been moved to their new locations. In this stage, bridge rehabilitation work will occur under the MBTA outbound track. …Continue Reading Longfellow Bridge: Next Stage of Construction to Begin in August
Maynard: Assabet River Rail Trail to Connect with MBTA Station posted on Jul 21
MassDOT Highway Administrator Tom Tinlin today joined local legislators to break ground on the Assabet River Rail Trail construction project in Maynard. The $6.7 million project links the Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge with the downtown Maynard business district as well as the MBTA South …Continue Reading Maynard: Assabet River Rail Trail to Connect with MBTA Station
Coming Soon: Electric Vehicle Fast Charging Stations posted on Jul 20
MassDOT has announced that “Fast Charging” Stations for Electric Vehicles will be available at I-90 Service Plazas beginning later this year. Depending upon the electric vehicle and the state of its current charge, the stations will charge an electric vehicle to at least 80% power …Continue Reading Coming Soon: Electric Vehicle Fast Charging Stations