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.
Lexington: Route 2 Bridges Project Update posted on Aug 21
MassDOT next week will begin preparations to replace the Route 2 Bridges over I-95 in Lexington by implementing a traffic shift on Route 2 east and westbound. The work to prepare for the shift requires lane closures from 8:00 PM each night to 5:00 AM …Continue Reading Lexington: Route 2 Bridges Project Update
Governor Patrick Announces Knowledge Corridor Line Purchase posted on Aug 20
Governor Deval Patrick today announced an agreement in principle allowing the Commonwealth to purchase the Knowledge Corridor rail line between East Northfield and Springfield from Pan Am Southern, a joint venture of Pan Am and Norfolk Southern. The 49-mile segment of rail is currently undergoing …Continue Reading Governor Patrick Announces Knowledge Corridor Line Purchase
Morton Street Bridge Opens Ahead of Schedule posted on Aug 19
MassDOT announced the successful opening of the new Morton Street Bridge in Mattapan more than a full day ahead of the already accelerated schedule. The original structurally deficient bridge carrying Morton Street over the MBTA commuter rail tracks closed on Friday, August 8 for final …Continue Reading Morton Street Bridge Opens Ahead of Schedule