All lanes of the new Veterans Memorial Bridge carrying Route 6 over the Taunton River between Somerset and Fall River are now opened to traffic. The eastbound lanes opened today, less than one month after the westbound lanes opened in September.
The $292.6 million bridge project includes a new a four-leaf bascule bridge that will improve traffic on the roads and on the waterway, with a horizontal clearance of 200 feet and a vertical clearance of 60 feet with the bascule leaves in the closed position.
The multi-phase work began more than a decade ago as one of the Commonwealth's largest bridge projects to relocate Route 6 over the Taunton River. The existing Brightman Street Bridge built in 1906 stands a quarter-mile south. That bridge is now closed.
Governor Deval Patrick on September 11 joined MassDOT Secretary Rich Davey along with federal, state and local along with hundreds of family, friends and local residents for the new Veterans’ Memorial Bridge dedication ceremony.
I-495 Highway Safety Program Announced posted on Nov 20
MassDOT and the Massachusetts State Police announced the establishment of a new Highway Safety Corridor Program for I-495 through the towns of Chelmsford, Westford, Littleton, Boxborough, Bolton, and Berlin. The program posts public safety signs that read, “Highway Safety Corridor / Laws Strictly Enforced” at …Continue Reading I-495 Highway Safety Program Announced
Robin Chase Appointed to MassDOT Board posted on Nov 19
Governor Deval Patrick today appointed Robin Chase to the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) Board of Directors. Chase is the founder and former CEO of Zipcar, the largest car-sharing company in the world, Buzzcar, a car-sharing marketplace in France and GoLoco, an online ridesharing community. …Continue Reading Robin Chase Appointed to MassDOT Board
McGrath Boulevard Project Working Group Meeting posted on Nov 18
MassDOT has assembled a working group for the McGrath Boulevard Project including residents, business owners and other local stakeholders. The purpose of the working group is to inform and advise MassDOT on important community issues affecting the development of a design for the McGrath Boulevard …Continue Reading McGrath Boulevard Project Working Group Meeting