MassDOT Secretary and CEO Richard A. Davey and Highway Administrator Frank DePaola today joined federal, state and local officials to celebrate the completion of improvements to Route 18 in the City of New Bedford.
“MassDOT is proud of its role to improve access to this historic and vibrant section of the city,” said Secretary Davey. “This investment offers residents, visitors, drivers and pedestrians alike, safe crossings and connections to attractions and businesses that will support the economy for years to come.”
MassDOT’s contractor A.A. Will Corp. is working on the final touches of the $12.5 million federally and state funded project that began two years ago.
MassDOT this week also announced a new Healthy Transportation Policy directive will ensure that all MassDOT projects going forward are designed and implemented in ways that provide safe, healthy transportation options. The completed Route 18 encompasses many of goals of the new directive.
“The end result is a multimodal facility with relevant aesthetic detail,” said Administrator DePaola. “Our highway division staff and our contractor took great care to ensure the historic character of the neighborhood was preserved in the new roadway design.”
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