The project is a full reconstruction of 2.5 miles of Trapelo Road and Belmont Street extending from Mill Street to Ericsson Street and includes upgrading the catenary wire system that powers the MBTA buses, reconstruction of the existing sidewalks, and improved cycling accommodations, along with traffic signal upgrades at the intersections of Trapelo Road and Mill Street, a pedestrian signal east of Agassiz Street, Pleasant Street, Lexington Road, Shaw’s Drive, and Moraine Street, and Lexington Street at Thayer Street and Church Street.
“This project is an opportunity to address long-standing concerns of congestion as well as concerns surrounding the mixing of buses, motor vehicles, cyclists, and pedestrians,” said Administrator DePaola. “This project gives us a chance to be smart about how we reconfigure the roadway so that all modes can share this corridor in a safe and efficient manner.”
MassDOT’s contractor for the project is Newport Construction Corporation. The $17.1 million job is expected to take two years to complete.
Secretary Pollack Welcomes July COMTO National Meeting to Boston posted on May 27
MassDOT Secretary & CEO Stephanie Pollack is pleased to welcome the Conference Of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO) 44th National Meeting & Training Conference to Boston, July 11–14, 2015. Secretary Pollack joins Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh as Honorary Chairs of the Conference. In addition to …Continue Reading Secretary Pollack Welcomes July COMTO National Meeting to Boston
Fall River Route 79 Project: Ramp Closures May 28 posted on May 26
MassDOT will close the on-ramps to I-195 east and westbound from Route 79/138 and Broadway northbound, and from Central Street at Durfee Street/Milliken Boulevard on Thursday, May 28. The closures are necessary to demolish and reconstruct the last two elevated bridges as part of the …Continue Reading Fall River Route 79 Project: Ramp Closures May 28
MassDOT, Mapfre Insurance Encourage Safe Summer Driving posted on May 24
In time for Memorial Day, the kick-off to the summer driving season, MassDOT Acting Highway Administrator Thomas Tinlin joined MAPFRE Insurance in reminding motorists to adhere to speed limits, obey traffic laws and avoid distracted driving when traveling during the summer months. According to data …Continue Reading MassDOT, Mapfre Insurance Encourage Safe Summer Driving