A full contingent of MassDOT employee and hired snow and ice crews are continuing plowing operations at midday with moderate snow reported in most areas. A total of 3732 pieces of equipment are now deployed statewide representing hired crews and more than 700 MassDOT employees.
Snow accumulation average reports range from 4 inches in western Massachusetts to 5.5 inches in central and northeast Massachusetts.
MassDOT has approximately 4,000 pieces of equipment available to treat and clear state roads in winter storm events. Crews were out early this morning treating roadways in advance of the fast-moving snow and will be clearing roads during the afternoon following the snow's exit prior to the evening commute.
Visit the MBTA online for the latest schedules and service advisories.
Thanksgiving: Travel Safely! posted on Nov 24
MassDOT encourages Thanksgiving holiday travelers to check the latest winter weather forecast and plan ahead with the high volume of traffic on our highways and at Boston Logan International Airport expected this year. Highways are typically busiest on the Tuesday and Wednesday before and on …Continue Reading Thanksgiving: Travel Safely!
South Coast Rail: Bridge Replacements Move Forward posted on Nov 24
Governor Deval Patrick today joined Acting MassDOT Secretary and CEO Frank DePaola and local officials to announce a contract award for the replacement of four bridges in New Bedford and Fall River along the future South Coast Rail Line. The improvements will advance South Coast …Continue Reading South Coast Rail: Bridge Replacements Move Forward
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