During groundbreaking ceremonies, Transportation Secretary James A. Aloisi Jr. and Pittsfield Mayor James M. Ruberto announced the award of a $1.2 million Public Works Economic Development (PWED) Grant to the City of Pittsfield for a road reconstruction project that will improve traffic flow and pedestrian accessibility in the downtown area.
The PWED project for roadway and sidewalk improvements on North Street from Park Square to the Columbus Avenue/Eagle Street intersection is adjacent to the city’s new downtown Intermodal Transportation center.
The Executive Office of Transportation also announced the start of three MassHighway projects that complement the city’s efforts in the immediate area. The projects totaling $4.4 million will reconstruct Park Square, upgrade the streetscape along South Street including sidewalks, and add new traffic signals, sidewalks and widened approaches on South Street and Housatonic Street.
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