Transportation Secretary James Aloisi, Jr. joined Mayor Thomas M. Menino today as Mayor Menino announced a design team has been selected to renovate Mary Soo Hoo Park, also known as Chinatown Gateway Park.
Stephen Stimson Associates was awarded a $50,000 design services contract to update the park’s amenities and play space while also visually and physically connecting the site to the adjacent Chinatown Park of the Rose Kennedy Greenway and the Chinatown Gate.
The Turnpike Authority, which owns the land, committed $160,000 toward the cost of the renovations. The money comes from the existing mitigation fund created as a result of the Central Artery/Tunnel project. Those funds must be used for mitigation projects in the City as a result of the South Boston bus station construction and impact on local parks.
Construction is expected to start in summer 2010. Learn more.
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