MassDOT is responding to Sandy with safety for our customers and employees as the highest priority. All travel is discouraged on Monday, October 29th.
The MBTA is suspending all service at 2 pm Monday, October 29, due to projected high winds.
Commuter Boats were suspended effective the start of service Monday, October 29 due to high wind and rain.
Registry of Motor Vehicles branch offices are closed on Monday, October 29.
CDL road tests scheduled for Tuesday, October 30 have been canceled at the following locations: Otis, Dartmouth, South Deerfield, Everett and Sterling. Class D road tests scheduled for Tuesday on Martha's Vineyard also are cancelled.
MassDOT Highway Division
The sandbagging operation at the Asonnet depot in Freetown continues operating. District 5 staff members are supporting the Army National Guard, providing two front-end loaders and equipment operators. This operation will continue until further notice.
District 4 provided the town of Newbury with a portable variable message sign in support of a voluntary evacuation from Plum Island. All districts completed their preparedness activities and are responding to any incidents on state roadways caused by hurricane Sandy.
The State of Connecticut as of Monday is prohibiting all truck traffic on highways until further notice. MassDOT advises truck drivers to seek refuge at secure locations in Massachusetts. MassDOT depots and area rest stops will be open for truck driver relief. These prohibitions do not extend to emergency vehicles, utility vehicles and those carrying emergency supplies.
Regional Transit Authorities
Cape Cod RTA – Services Canceled
Pioneer Valley RTA – Reduced Service on some routes.
Southeastern RTA – Normal Service although route by route
Remaining RTA service providers will continue monitoring the storm and make operational decisions accordingly.
Amtrak canceled Northeast Corridor service north of New York starting at 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 28, and canceled nearly all service on the eastern seaboard on Monday, October 29. All Acela Express, Northeast Regional service canceled.
Springfield I-91 Viaduct Project Moves Forward posted on Sep 23
MassDOT announced that the project to rehabilitate the bridge deck on the elevated portion of Interstate 91 in Springfield is moving forward and being advertised for bids. The I-91 Viaduct Rehabilitation Project will replace the existing deck of the bridge, which is in poor condition. …Continue Reading Springfield I-91 Viaduct Project Moves Forward
Coalition Supports South Coast Rail posted on Sep 22
The Rail to Boston Coalition pitched their support for South Coast Rail at an event held at South Station this month. Approximately 75 people – including state and local elected officials, residents, business owners, and Rail to Boston members– came together to represent one unified …Continue Reading Coalition Supports South Coast Rail
Whittier Bridge/I-95 Project Traffic Update posted on Sep 19
Work on the Whittier Bridge/I-95 Project in Newburyport and Amesbury will require extended lane closure hours beginning next week. Beginning on Monday, September 22, the hours of daytime construction will extend the I-95 Northbound right lane closure the associated right lane closure on I-95 Northbound …Continue Reading Whittier Bridge/I-95 Project Traffic Update