MassDOT today received 12 separate federal transportation grants totaling $6.1 million to boost critical projects including Commonwealth Avenue reconstruction in Boston, design for the Burgin Parkway Access Bridge project in Quincy, and development of the "Mile of Mills" Riverwalk in Lowell.
The 12 Massachusetts projects received grants by the Federal Highway Administration
under a competitive process that attracted more than 1,800 applications nationwide.
The discretionary grant programs support projects that maintain the nation's roads and bridges, improve roadway safety and make communities more livable.
Massachusetts project receiving grants include:
Modifications to Woods Hole, Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket Steamship Authority vessels to end dumping of waste into coastal waters- $1.27 million
Development of "Mile of Mills" Riverwalk along the Lowell Canalway in Lowell- $1 million
Road resurfacing, sidewalk reconstruction, traffic signal upgrades and other safety improvements on Commonwealth Avenue in Boston- $1 million
Design and engineering for Burgin Parkway Access Bridge and intersection improvements for pedestrians and bicyclists in Quincy- $978,300
Improvements to the Pemberton Pier Commuter Terminal to provide a winterized waiting are, and improved loading/ unloading facilities in Nantasket Beach- $555,000
Replacement of Northampton Street bridge over the Manhan River in Easthampton- $300,000
Design of shared-use path near Jacob's Ladder Trail Scenic Byway in Stockbridge- $293,200
Installation of informational signs along 85-mile Essex Coastal Scenic Byway- $220,000
Planning for hiking trails and other access improvements for Connecticut River Scenic Farm Byway- $162,690
Construction of access road from Jacob's Ladder Trail Scenic Byway to Appalachian Trail and Blanche Barlow Acres/Goose Pond recreational area, Lee- $136,080
Training funds to assist disadvantaged business firms in competing for highway contracts- $130,950
Development of Corridor Management Plan for Connecticut River Byway- $130,345
Route 79/Braga Bridge Project Public Meeting Set posted on Apr 17
Please join MassDOT at a public meeting for an update on construction progress on the Route 79/Braga Bridge Improvements Project, as follows: Wednesday, April 30, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm, Heritage State Park Auditorium, 200 Davol Street, Fall River The meeting will include an opportunity …Continue Reading Route 79/Braga Bridge Project Public Meeting Set
MBTA: New Locomotive Now in Service posted on Apr 16
MBTA General Manager Dr. Beverly Scott today at Boston North Station welcomed the first of 40 new Commuter Rail locomotives as it was placed into service on the Haverhill Line. To replace existing locomotives between 35 and 40 years old, the MBTA is procuring forty …Continue Reading MBTA: New Locomotive Now in Service
Plan Ahead: Holiday Weekend Travel posted on Apr 16
MassDOT encourages travelers to plan ahead, travel safely, and use public transportation where possible during the upcoming holiday weekend. Heavy traffic is expected due to Easter Sunday observances and Patriot’s Day/Marathon Monday, April 21. The heaviest traffic congestion on I-90 during busy holiday weekends is …Continue Reading Plan Ahead: Holiday Weekend Travel