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Commission on the Future of Transportation Releases Recommendations Aimed to Move More People, Reduce Emissions in the Commonwealth Posted on Dec 14

Commission on the Future of Transportation Releases Recommendations Aimed to Move More People, Reduce Emissions in the Commonwealth

Today, the Commission on the Future of Transportation in the Commonwealth released its two-part report on transportation needs and challenges facing the Commonwealth between 2020 and 2040. The Commission was established by Executive Order No. 579, signed by Governor Charlie Baker in January 2018, to   …Continue Reading Commission on the Future of Transportation Releases Recommendations Aimed to Move More People, Reduce Emissions in the Commonwealth

MassDOT, MAPFRE Insurance Provide Helpful Winter Weather Tips Posted on Dec 11

MassDOT, MAPFRE Insurance Provide Helpful Winter Weather Tips

Even for the most experienced of drivers, winter weather can be difficult to navigate. It’s important to make sure you and your vehicle are prepared, especially after months of milder weather. Winter in New England can be unforgiving, so it’s essential to take proper precautions   …Continue Reading MassDOT, MAPFRE Insurance Provide Helpful Winter Weather Tips

Longfellow Bridge Winter Update: Bicycle Lane Flex Posts to be Removed Posted on Dec 10

Longfellow Bridge Winter Update: Bicycle Lane Flex Posts to be Removed

MassDOT has announced that in order to promote safe multimodal travel and ensure optimal snow clearing operations during the winter months, crews will be removing the vertical flex posts which separate the bicycle lanes and vehicular travel lanes on the Longfellow Bridge beginning the evening   …Continue Reading Longfellow Bridge Winter Update: Bicycle Lane Flex Posts to be Removed

MassDOT: Boston – Storrow Drive Westbound Update Posted on Dec 4

MassDOT: Boston – Storrow Drive Westbound Update

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) is reminding drivers to follow the new pavement markings and traffic configuration that is currently in place on approximately 800 feet of Storrow Drive westbound between Leverett and Charles Circle in Boston. Last week, MassDOT installed new pavement markings   …Continue Reading MassDOT: Boston – Storrow Drive Westbound Update

Boston: Morton Street Public Meeting December 19th Posted on Dec 3

Boston: Morton Street Public Meeting December 19th

MassDOT has scheduled a Design Public Hearing to discuss proposed Morton Street intersection improvements in Boston as follows: Wednesday, December 19, 7:00pm, Mattapan Library Branch, 1350 Blue Hill Avenue The proposed intersection improvements are located at the following three intersections: Morton Street at Harvard Street;   …Continue Reading Boston: Morton Street Public Meeting December 19th

Springfield: I-91 Viaduct Study Final Report Available Posted on Nov 30

Springfield: I-91 Viaduct Study Final Report Available

The I-91 Viaduct Study Team is pleased to announce that the Final Report for the I-91 Viaduct Study is now available on the study website. MassDOT initiated this conceptual planning study in Fall 2014 to identify existing issues and evaluate alternatives for I-91 from US-20/Plainfield   …Continue Reading Springfield: I-91 Viaduct Study Final Report Available

Haverhill: I-495 Bridge Replacement Project Underway Posted on Nov 28

Haverhill: I-495 Bridge Replacement Project Underway

Work is underway this fall on the $102 million project to replace the bridges that carry traffic on I-495 over the Merrimack River in Haverhill. Early construction activities included clearing and erosion controls along I-495 including the median and areas adjacent to the I-495 northbound   …Continue Reading Haverhill: I-495 Bridge Replacement Project Underway

Plan Ahead for Thanksgiving Week Travel Posted on Nov 16

Plan Ahead for Thanksgiving Week Travel

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation is encouraging members of the public to plan ahead for the Thanksgiving holiday travel period by recognizing that volumes may be higher at times on roadways throughout the Commonwealth, using the appropriate resources to make informed decisions on route and   …Continue Reading Plan Ahead for Thanksgiving Week Travel

Winter Weather Thursday through Friday Morning Posted on Nov 15

Winter Weather Thursday through Friday Morning

MassDOT is advising the public to use caution, be mindful of poor visibility and flash freezing, and make informed travel decisions as winter weather conditions across the Commonwealth are predicted from Thursday afternoon through Friday morning. “We are encouraging everyone to minimize driving during the   …Continue Reading Winter Weather Thursday through Friday Morning

Whittier Bridge/I-95 Improvement Project Receives American Infrastructure Magazine’s Bridge of the Year Award Posted on Nov 14

Whittier Bridge/I-95 Improvement Project Receives American Infrastructure Magazine’s Bridge of the Year Award

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation is pleased to announce that the $318 million Whittier Bridge/I-95 Improvement Project has received the American Infrastructure Magazine’s Bridge of the Year Project Award. This major construction project consisted of replacing the existing Whittier Bridge as well as widening and   …Continue Reading Whittier Bridge/I-95 Improvement Project Receives American Infrastructure Magazine’s Bridge of the Year Award