MassDOT next week begins a change of all signage at toll plazas on the Turnpike, Tobin Bridge and Airport Tunnels to improve safety and meet federal highway guidelines. Drivers will see E-ZPass signs go up and ‘Fast Lane’ signs come down.
“Driver hesitation and confusion can jeopardize safety at our toll plazas,” said MassDOT Secretary and CEO Richard A. Davey. “We want the general public and our 1.7 million transponder holders to know that E-ZPass and Fast Lane are now one in the same.”
Purple and white E-ZPass signs will be familiar to many drivers- the brand exists on toll roads in more than a dozen states, including Maine, New Hampshire, and New York. There are more than 22 million E-ZPass holders in the country.
“Fast Lane customers will be driving through the electronic collection lanes just like before, but with new E-ZPass signs overhead,” said Highway Administrator Frank DePaola. “No action is necessary by our customers. Their transponders will still work and their contact and financial information will remain the same.”
The $1.2 million project is funded primarily through a federal safety grant along with $185,000 from the Western Turnpike Capital fund. The project is expected to continue through the summer months with work performed during overnight off-peak hours, 9 p.m. to 5 a.m., to reduce the impact on the motoring public.
Travelers will first notice ‘COMING SOON: We are Changing Our Name’ signs along the Turnpike during the week of May 7th and Interchange 11 (Route 122, Millbury/Worcester) will be the first plaza to completely transition to E-ZPass signs.
MassDOT Highlights New Travel Time Technology: Free Mobile app posted on Jan 18
MassDOT today announced that a total of 146 “GoTime” signs, which provide real-time traffic travel times, are now activated on highways throughout the Commonwealth and that a new mobile app with GoTime data is now available which will allow drivers to see real-time travel information before …Continue Reading MassDOT Highlights New Travel Time Technology: Free Mobile app
MBTA: Framingham/Worcester Line Commuter Rail Schedule Public Meetings Set posted on Jan 18
The MBTA will hold three public meetings for people to share comments and suggestions about proposed Framingham/Worcester Line Commuter Rail scheduling changes. The meetings will be held in Newton on January 31, in Worcester on February 1, and in Natick February 6 as follows: …Continue Reading MBTA: Framingham/Worcester Line Commuter Rail Schedule Public Meetings Set
Fall River: Route 79 Braga Bridge Project Completion Overview posted on Jan 17
MassDOT invites you to review the final fact sheet for the Fall River Route 79 Braga Bridge Improvements Project. The work reached substantial completion in fall 2016 with the reopening of all lanes on the Braga Bridge. This landmark project offered significant long term enhancements: …Continue Reading Fall River: Route 79 Braga Bridge Project Completion Overview