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Plan Ahead for Holiday Weekend Travel Posted on Sep 1

Plan Ahead for Holiday Weekend Travel

MassDOT encourages motorists to plan ahead for safe travel during the upcoming Labor Day holiday weekend. Heaviest Labor Day traffic on I-90 is expected Thursday and Friday westbound and Monday afternoon-evening eastbound.  Based on the number of toll transactions on the Turnpike from Weston to   …Continue Reading Plan Ahead for Holiday Weekend Travel

Safe Streets Smart Trips High School Video Contest Reminder! Posted on Aug 31

Safe Streets Smart Trips High School Video Contest Reminder!

Calling All Massachusetts High School Students! MassDOT announces the second annual Safe Streets Smart Trips Statewide High School Video Contest. The contest serves as an initiative within the Massachusetts Strategic Highway Safety Plan (SHSP) to promote safe walking, bicycling, and driving behaviors within the Commonwealth.   …Continue Reading Safe Streets Smart Trips High School Video Contest Reminder!

Whittier Bridge Project: Summer Milestones Posted on Aug 25

Whittier Bridge Project: Summer Milestones

The Whittier Bridge/I-95 Improvement Project is a prime example of just how much progress can be made in a summer construction season. From steel arches to freshly paved roadways, improvements are visible along the entire project corridor. Drivers passing over the existing Whittier Bridge on   …Continue Reading Whittier Bridge Project: Summer Milestones

Longfellow Bridge “Salt and Pepper” Towers Take Shape- Again! Posted on Aug 22

Longfellow Bridge “Salt and Pepper” Towers Take Shape- Again!

The rebuilding of the upstream “Salt and Pepper” towers on the Longfellow Bridge is underway as part of the Longfellow Bridge Rehabilitation Project. In March 2014, MassDOT’s contractor dismantled two of the iconic towers to launch the restoration process. Beginning this week, the towers are   …Continue Reading Longfellow Bridge “Salt and Pepper” Towers Take Shape- Again!

Needham-Wellesley I-95 Add-A-Lane Project: Ramp Changes Posted on Aug 21

Needham-Wellesley I-95 Add-A-Lane Project: Ramp Changes

MassDOT’s project team will implement ramp changes as part of the Needham-Wellesley I-95 Add-A-Lane Project.  The changes at the Route 9/I-95 interchange are scheduled to begin on Friday, September 11, 8pm. The change would be delayed one day in case of inclement weather. New pavement   …Continue Reading Needham-Wellesley I-95 Add-A-Lane Project: Ramp Changes

West Springfield: 2 New Bridges, Safer Rotary in One Summer Posted on Aug 19

West Springfield: 2 New Bridges, Safer Rotary in One Summer

Drivers in West Springfield will soon find more than just structural improvements to the Memorial Avenue Rotary. Over the course of two long weekends in June and July, MassDOT’s contractor, SPS New England, addressed the safety concerns related to two bridges that carry the Rotary   …Continue Reading West Springfield: 2 New Bridges, Safer Rotary in One Summer

Longfellow Bridge Public Meetings Set Posted on Aug 17

Longfellow Bridge Public Meetings Set

MassDOT has scheduled two Public Information Meetings for the Longfellow Bridge Rehabilitation Project to provide an update on upcoming work and schedule details. The meetings are as follows: Wednesday, September 2, 6:00 – 8:00 PM, Multicultural Arts Center, 41 Second Street, Cambridge Thursday, September 17,   …Continue Reading Longfellow Bridge Public Meetings Set

North Adams: Secretary Pollack Celebrates Hadley Overpass Completion Posted on Aug 12

North Adams: Secretary Pollack Celebrates Hadley Overpass Completion

MassDOT Secretary and CEO Stephanie Pollack today joined elected officials in North Adams to celebrate the completion of the Hadley Overpass Project. The $34.6 million project rehabilitated the functionally obsolete Hadley Overpass, which carries Route 8 (State Street) over the Hoosic River and the B&M   …Continue Reading North Adams: Secretary Pollack Celebrates Hadley Overpass Completion

South Boston Waterfront Sustainable Transportation Plan Posted on Aug 12

South Boston Waterfront Sustainable Transportation Plan

The South Boston Waterfront Sustainable Transportation Committee, including the leadership of MassDOT, the City of Boston, the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority, the Massachusetts Port Authority, and A Better City, today announced the action steps that are currently underway, or about to be underway, that will   …Continue Reading South Boston Waterfront Sustainable Transportation Plan

MassDOT GreenDOT: Eco-Driving Training Posted on Aug 9

MassDOT GreenDOT: Eco-Driving Training

MassDOT’s efforts to reduce our carbon footprint and save energy costs have taken another step forward. In late July, 65 MassDOT employees took an eco-driving training course through four small-group sessions in Boston, Northampton and Taunton. David Kestenbaum, Director of Certification for Sustainable Transportation at   …Continue Reading MassDOT GreenDOT: Eco-Driving Training