This past summer MassDOT implemented a right lane closure on I-95 Northbound, just south of the I-90 (Mass Pike) on-ramp. After an evaluation of the traffic volumes northbound on I-95, it is determined that a three lane section, between the I-95 exit (Exits 23, 24, 25) to the Mass Pike and the I-90 on ramp to I-95 Northbound has adequate capacity during the A.M. and P.M. peak hours to handle the traffic volumes.
MassDOT implemented the aforementioned right lane closure on I-95 Northbound in order to mitigate traffic from I-90, Rte. 30 and Recreation Road trying to access I-95 North.
As a result of the study, MassDOT determined traffic delays on I-95 Northbound resulted in an additional 50 seconds of travel time between the Rte. 9 interchange and Rte. 20 interchange. Delays on I-95 Northbound south of Rte. 9 were not considered as part of the study area. Delays south of this point are impacted by ever-changing, unpredictable factors such as: breakdowns, police activity, and slow moving vehicles which compound delays.
The study also determined that delays decreased by 18.6 minutes from the Weston State Police Barracks to Rte. 20. This is a dramatic reduction in travel time for an Interstate highway and achieves MassDOT’s original project goal of delivering to our customers a low-cost, effective congestion reduction measure. Please read the full statement on the permanent change.
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