Holiday weekend Turnpike travelers are encouraged to stop by the following service plaza Farmer's Markets on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday:
Farmer's Market at Charlton West on Friday, Saturday & Sunday, July 3rd, 4th & 5th from 9 AM – 6 PM.
Farmer's Market at Charlton East on Friday, Saturday & Sunday, July 3rd, 4th & 5th from 9 AM – 3 PM.
Farmer's Market at Lee East on Friday, Saturday & Sunday, July 3rd, 4th & 5th from 10 AM – 5 PM.
Motorists are reminded to watch for heavy holiday traffic, especially at the Pike’s I-84 interchange at Exit 9 in Sturbridge, along with Exit 11 at I-495 and Exit 15 at I-95 (Route 128). Check radio traffic reports, call the 511 state traffic information line, or visit the Mass Pike website for expanded Road Conditions, real-time Traffic Cameras, Construction Advisories, and to sign up for E-traveler e-mails updating traffic changes and road conditions.
Free coffee compliments of McDonalds and Gulf will be served to keep motorists alert and safe at the 11 service plazas along the Turnpike on July 4th night into Sunday morning, from 10 pm to 5 am.
Worcester: Belmont Street Bridge Opens posted on Mar 23
MassDOT has announced that the Belmont Street Bridge that carries Route 9 over Interstate 290 in Worcester is now open to its permanent configuration. The bridge now features two eastbound lanes toward Shrewsbury, two westbound lanes toward Lincoln Square and a newly-added, left-turn lane through …Continue Reading Worcester: Belmont Street Bridge Opens
Highway Assistance Patrol Program: MAPFRE Sponsorship Extension posted on Mar 23
MassDOT is pleased to announce an agreement to extend MAPFRE Insurance’s sponsorship of the Highway Assistance Patrol program (HAP) through March 2018. This extension marks the 15th year of partnership between MassDOT and MAPFRE in providing excellent customer service and safe, quick clearance on the …Continue Reading Highway Assistance Patrol Program: MAPFRE Sponsorship Extension
South Coast Rail: Notice of Project Change posted on Mar 22
The Baker-Polito Administration’s Department of Transportation (MassDOT) has filed a Notice of Project Change (NPC) for the South Coast Rail (SCR) Project with the Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act (MEPA) Office on March 15, 2017. The Notice advances South Coast Rail as a phased project that …Continue Reading South Coast Rail: Notice of Project Change