Lieutenant Governor Timothy Murray today announced that the first phase of infrastructure improvements to Worcester's Emergency Operations Center and the Leary Regional Training Facility is moving forward. The improvements will include enhanced pedestrian and emergency vehicle access at the site, which is also home to the Worcester Fire Department's Headquarters and the Grove Street Fire Station.
The first of its kind facility currently serves more than 65 communities and provides year-round fire department training while serving as the command post for the City's Emergency Operations Center.
Today's groundbreaking begins Phase 1 of the project, which will construct the first of three additional access points that will allow safety officials to maintain a larger capacity of public safety vehicles.
"Public safety is a top MassDOT priority. The Grove Street transportation infrastructure investment will provide an important upgrade for a key Worcester fire and emergency facility," said MassDOT Secretary and CEO Jeff Mullan.
The 2008 Transportation Bond Bill provided funding for the project, with design and construction to be overseen by the City of Worcester. The entire project is scheduled to be completed in 2012.
MassDOT transportation infrastructure investments, including road and bridge projects, are part of the more than $4 billion infrastructure investments being made through the Administration's Massachusetts Works initiative to put nearly 20,000 people to work across the state this construction season.
The Commonwealth's investment in roads and bridges has grown from $515 million in fiscal year 2007 to a projected $1.085 billion in fiscal year 2010.The road and bridge construction program will support more than 10,000 jobs on 385 separate projects across the Commonwealth.
Learn more about Massachusetts Works.
I-90 Pru Tunnel Work Scheduled: April 26-27 posted on Apr 22
Today, the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority (MCCA) and MassDOT announced the fourth and final weekend of lane restrictions on the Massachusetts Turnpike associated with the removal of the I-90 Prudential Tunnel ceiling in Boston. Due to the faster-than-anticipated progress on the ceiling removal, the fourth …Continue Reading I-90 Pru Tunnel Work Scheduled: April 26-27
Fall River: Route 79/Braga Bridge Project Demolition posted on Apr 22
MassDOT contractors beginning today as part of the Route 79/Braga Bridge Improvements Project will remove the portion of the elevated Route 79 over the intersection of Anawan Street/Pocasset Street and Davol Street. The work will take place today, Tuesday, April 22 through Friday, April 25. …Continue Reading Fall River: Route 79/Braga Bridge Project Demolition
Green Line Extension: Medford Detour posted on Apr 21
The Green Line Extension team would like to inform you of upcoming Phase 1 project work on Harvard Street in Medford. On the weekend of April 26th, it will be necessary for the GLX Phase 1 Contractor, Barletta Heavy Division, Inc., to close Harvard Street …Continue Reading Green Line Extension: Medford Detour