MassHighway Commissioner Luisa Paiewonsky continues her visits to the five MassHighway District offices in October for "Celebrate MassHighway" events to mark the 116-year history of building, rehabilitating and maintaining the Massachusetts State Highway System. Commissioner Paiewonsky met Friday, October 9 with employees at the District 1 offices in Lenox.
As the new MassDOT begins service on November 1, MassHighway officially closes operations as an agency and its employees join the Massachusetts Turnpike Authority, portions of DCR and, as of January 1, 2010 the Tobin Bridge, to form the new MassDOT Highway Division.
Learn more about the transition to the new MassDOT.
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