“Governor Deval Patrick has made bridge and roadway infrastructure improvements a priority in his Administration,” Secretary Davey said. “Residents, commuters, local business and business travelers are already benefitting from the newly reconstructed Winter Street Bridge. Projects like this one help to fuel a healthy economy.”
Along with the addition of three travel lanes, the project, which began in 2005, also doubled the size of the intersection at Wyman Street and increased the ease of navigating the on and off-ramps to Route 128.
“Today’s ribbon-cutting has been a long time coming. In 2006, financial issues with the original contractor stalled the project. We persevered and MassDOT is proud of the finished job,” said MassDOT Highway Administrator Frank DePaola.
Innovative project sequencing by MassDOT allowed for the relocation and continued infrastructure support of major utility lines during demolition of the old bridge structure and construction of the new bridge abutments.
Plan Ahead for July 4 Travel posted on Jun 29
MassDOT encourages the public to travel safely on the 4th of July holiday weekend, drive during lower volume times on major roadways, and use public transportation where possible. MassDOT suspends all construction work on major arterial roadways from 12 p.m., Friday, July 1, through the …Continue Reading Plan Ahead for July 4 Travel
Safe Routes to Schools: Baker-Polito Administration Honors 13 posted on Jun 29
Lt. Governor Karyn Polito today joined MassDOT in honoring 13 schools and individuals for their work to promote and train students to bicycle and walk to school in a safe manner as part of the Safe Routes to School Program. “I am thrilled to see …Continue Reading Safe Routes to Schools: Baker-Polito Administration Honors 13
Longfellow Bridge Closure, MBTA Red Line Diversion July 8-11 posted on Jun 28
MassDOT’s contractor will close the Longfellow Bridge and implement an MBTA Red Line diversion during the weekend of July 8 through July 10. The Longfellow Bridge will be closed to all vehicular traffic, except MBTA buses, from 11:00 PM on Friday, July 8, to 5:00 …Continue Reading Longfellow Bridge Closure, MBTA Red Line Diversion July 8-11