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.
Video: Toll Plaza Demolition, Reconstruction Shown Step by Step posted on Oct 26
On October 28, I-90 (The Massachusetts Turnpike) will transition to All Electronic Tolling, and MassDOT will begin demolishing the existing toll plazas and reconstructing the roadways. The following is a visualization of what drivers can expect to see as they travel through an existing toll …Continue Reading Video: Toll Plaza Demolition, Reconstruction Shown Step by Step
Cementing the Future of the Braga Bridge posted on Oct 25
When MassDOT undertakes a bridge and highway restoration project, such as the Route 79/Braga Bridge Improvements Project, it aims to make efficient and long-lasting choices of materials. Materials are meticulously evaluated and chosen to ensure lower maintenance costs and an improved service life. For the …Continue Reading Cementing the Future of the Braga Bridge
All Electronic Tolling Activated October 28, Toll Plaza Demolitions Begin This Weekend posted on Oct 24
MassDOT today hosted a news conference and media tour in Weston to inform the public that plans are on schedule to activate All Electronic Tolling (AET) in the state on Friday, October 28, at 10 p.m., and to immediately deploy equipment to begin the process …Continue Reading All Electronic Tolling Activated October 28, Toll Plaza Demolitions Begin This Weekend