Lieutenant Governor Timothy Murray joined state and local officials as well as family and friends today in Westminster to unveil the marker naming a Route 2 bridge the "Ryan Patrick Jones Bridge," in honor of 1st Lieutenant Ryan Patrick Jones of Westminster who was killed in action in Iraq on May 2, 2007.
The bridge, located on the Mohawk Trail in Westminster, is named in remembrance of Lieutenant Ryan Patrick Jones, who grew up in Westminster. In his role as Platoon leader in the Army, Lieutenant Jones demonstrated true leadership abilities and set an example for all of the lives he touched. Governor Patrick attended the funeral of Lieutenant Jones in May 2007 to honor his bravery and sacrifice for the Commonwealth.
On July 23, Lieutenant Governor Murray signed "An Act Designating a Certain Bridge in the Town of Westminster as the Ryan Patrick Jones Bridge," on behalf of Governor Patrick who was visiting Massachusetts servicemen and women in Afghanistan and Iraq. The Massachusetts Department of Transportation assembled and erected the permanent marker bearing Lieutenant Jones' name on the bridge honoring his life and service to his country.
Lieutenant Jones graduated from Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical High School and with honors from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Worcester in 2005. After receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering at WPI, Ryan was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant on May 2, 2005 and received the Army Medal of Achievement that year. Jones was deployed to Baghdad, Iraq on Feb. 4, 2007 where he served as a Platoon Leader.
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