The funds will go toward reconstruction of the intersection of Spofford Street, Merrimac Street, and Moseley Avenue. The intersection will be rebuilt into a single-lane roundabout that will make improvements to safety and to traffic flow.
“Under the leadership of the Patrick-Murray Administration, we are making it a priority to invest in transportation improvements that have positive effects on economic growth, and increase mobility and safety, no matter how big, or how small they are,” Secretary Davey said.
The city is overseeing the project, with construction expected to begin in April 2013 and completion in spring 2014.
The Small Bottleneck Grant Program provides communities with both funding and technical assistance to complete roadway improvement projects valued at or about $1 million that do not score high enough to qualify for federal funding but improve the local economy, quality of life, safety and commute times.
This program supports MassDOT’s commitment to both small and large investments that help leverage economic development and jobs. In the first year, Sandwich, Fitchburg, and Westhampton also received Small Bottleneck Grants.
Plan Ahead for Memorial Day Weekend Travel posted on May 24
MassDOT encourages travelers to plan ahead and travel safely during the Memorial Day holiday weekend. The heaviest traffic is observed during Thursday, Friday, and Monday afternoons and early evenings. Drivers are encouraged to make travel plans accordingly and if possible avoid peak traffic volumes between …Continue Reading Plan Ahead for Memorial Day Weekend Travel
MBTA: Hoverboards Not Allowed posted on May 24
Effective immediately, hoverboards are prohibited on all MBTA property, including stations, buses, subways, trains, and commuter boats. MBTA subway and bus personnel, along with Keolis Commuter Rail staff have been informed that customers with hoverboards shall not be permitted to bring such devices into MBTA …Continue Reading MBTA: Hoverboards Not Allowed
MBTA General Manager DePaola Retirement posted on May 24
Frank DePaola, P.E., who has served as General Manager of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) since February 2015, announced to staff that he plans to retire after his current appointment expires on June 30. Secretary of Transportation Stephanie Pollack thanked DePaola in a letter …Continue Reading MBTA General Manager DePaola Retirement