MassHighway is always looking for new ways to maintain safe roadways while saving dollars. The latest example: crushing and grinding road de-icing mix that otherwise would have been discarded. The de-icing mix of salt and and calcium chloride hardens into unusable large chunks if not used quickly. MassHighway has purchased two portable screening/crushing units that will grind and reclaim the hardened mix for use on roads this next winter season.
The units cost $55,000 each but will save up to $255,000 in materials in the first year alone. This equipment will be a safe, environmentally friendly and economical answer to a long standing problem and its use will be expanded to include MassPike and DCR roadways that become part of 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