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.
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
Robin Chase Appointed to MassDOT Board posted on Nov 19
Governor Deval Patrick today appointed Robin Chase to the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) Board of Directors. Chase is the founder and former CEO of Zipcar, the largest car-sharing company in the world, Buzzcar, a car-sharing marketplace in France and GoLoco, an online ridesharing community. …Continue Reading Robin Chase Appointed to MassDOT Board
McGrath Boulevard Project Working Group Meeting posted on Nov 18
MassDOT has assembled a working group for the McGrath Boulevard Project including residents, business owners and other local stakeholders. The purpose of the working group is to inform and advise MassDOT on important community issues affecting the development of a design for the McGrath Boulevard …Continue Reading McGrath Boulevard Project Working Group Meeting