State law provides that the Turnpike shall be operated and maintained free of tolls when all notes and bonds issued by the Department of Transportation have been paid in January 2017 and the Turnpike is deemed to be in good condition and repair to the satisfaction of the department.
The MassDOT Highway Division will host the public meetings to present and discuss its Triennial Review (State of Good Repair) report for the Turnpike and its impact on the status of tolls after January 2017 as follows:
Worcester- January 7, 6pm, Mass. College of Pharmacy and Health Science, 25 Foster Street, 9th floor
Springfield- January 19, 6pm, Springfield City Hall, 36 Court Street
Framingham- January 26, 6pm, Framingham Town Hall, 475 Union Ave. Blumer Room
Lenox- January 28, 6:30pm, Highway District 1 Headquarters, 270 Main St.
As federally mandated by Congress in 1982, MassDOT is required to submit a Triennial Review regarding the state of repair every three years. This report, conducted by an independent team, reviews the condition of highway assets, such as bridges, roadway assets, facilities, and pavement, along the Western Massachusetts section of Interstate 90. MassDOT will solicit input from the public on the Triennial Review, the state of repair of the Western Mass. section of the Turnpike and other capital needs for this section of highway.
Video: Toll Plaza Demolition, Reconstruction Shown Step by Step posted on Oct 26
On October 28, I-90 (The Massachusetts Turnpike) will transition to All Electronic Tolling, and MassDOT will begin demolishing the existing toll plazas and reconstructing the roadways. The following is a visualization of what drivers can expect to see as they travel through an existing toll …Continue Reading Video: Toll Plaza Demolition, Reconstruction Shown Step by Step
Cementing the Future of the Braga Bridge posted on Oct 25
When MassDOT undertakes a bridge and highway restoration project, such as the Route 79/Braga Bridge Improvements Project, it aims to make efficient and long-lasting choices of materials. Materials are meticulously evaluated and chosen to ensure lower maintenance costs and an improved service life. For the …Continue Reading Cementing the Future of the Braga Bridge
All Electronic Tolling Activated October 28, Toll Plaza Demolitions Begin This Weekend posted on Oct 24
MassDOT today hosted a news conference and media tour in Weston to inform the public that plans are on schedule to activate All Electronic Tolling (AET) in the state on Friday, October 28, at 10 p.m., and to immediately deploy equipment to begin the process …Continue Reading All Electronic Tolling Activated October 28, Toll Plaza Demolitions Begin This Weekend