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.
Chelsea: Silver Line Gateway Project Bridge Closure posted on May 22
MassDOT will close the Washington Avenue Bridge in Chelsea on Tuesday, May 26 at 10:00 AM as part of the Silver Line Gateway Project. Appropriate detour signs will be in place to redirect traffic and pedestrians, and identify relocated bus stops. The bridge closure is …Continue Reading Chelsea: Silver Line Gateway Project Bridge Closure
MBTA: Refurbished Green Line Trolleys Returning to Service posted on May 22
The first MBTA Green Line refurbished trolley car was returned to service this week. T personnel are completing test runs on the next refurbished car to return to service in the coming days. These are the first of 86 that are being refurbished. All 86 …Continue Reading MBTA: Refurbished Green Line Trolleys Returning to Service
Travel Safely Memorial Day Weekend! posted on May 20
MassDOT encourages travelers to plan ahead and travel safely during the Memorial Day holiday weekend. The heaviest traffic is expected Thursday, Friday, and Monday afternoons and early evenings. Drivers are encouraged to make travel plans accordingly and if possible avoid peak traffic volumes between 1pm …Continue Reading Travel Safely Memorial Day Weekend!