Governor Deval Patrick will take audience questions during a live town meeting tonight from 8 to 9 p.m. The program will air live locally from WWLP studios in Chicopee and also be streamed live in its entirety on WWLP.com. Learn more here.
The Patrick Administration is currently investing hundreds of millions of dollars in western Massachusetts roads, bridges, and other transportation needs.
More than 50 MassHighway Road and Bridge projects in the Connecticut River Valley, including the $47.7 million Gill – Montague Avenue A bridge over the Connecticut River.
Thirteen western Massachusetts projects as part of the Governor's Accelerated Bridge Program to repair structurally-deficient bridges, including $3.9 million to repair the Route 83 (Longhill Street) and Route 5 bridges over Interstate 91 in Springfield.
Seven Connecticut River Valley projects funded by the federal stimulus American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, including $2.8 million to resurface 7.4 miles of Route 122 and Route 62 in Barre.
Methuen Rotary Project: Travel Impacts posted on Jul 22
MassDOT has scheduled upcoming lane closures as part of the Methuen Rotary Reconstruction Project. Beginning on Monday, July 28, 2014 until further notice, the I-93 breakdown lane will be closed from Exit 46 – Routes 110/113 to Exit 47 – Pelham St. on I-93 Northbound …Continue Reading Methuen Rotary Project: Travel Impacts
Tobin Bridge: All-Electronic Tolling Begins Monday, July 21 posted on Jul 18
Effective Monday, July 21, prior to the morning commute, tolling on the Tobin Bridge will convert to the all-electronic format. The new toll system will eliminate the need for customers to pay the toll in cash. The system is equipped to read E-ZPass transponders for …Continue Reading Tobin Bridge: All-Electronic Tolling Begins Monday, July 21
MassDOT Berkshire Rail Line Purchase posted on Jul 17
The MassDOT Board of Directors has authorized MassDOT Secretary and CEO Richard A. Davey to execute an agreement to purchase the Berkshire Line from the Housatonic Railroad Company, a major step toward delivering passenger rail service between New York City and the Berkshires. The agreement …Continue Reading MassDOT Berkshire Rail Line Purchase