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.
MBTA: Fitchburg Line Weekend Service Suspension posted on Mar 27
The MBTA has issued a Service Alert: No Weekend Service on the commuter rail Fitchburg Main Line for the period from April 25th, 2015 through November 22nd, 2015. The suspension of weekend service will allow construction of major improvements on the Fitchburg Main Line to …Continue Reading MBTA: Fitchburg Line Weekend Service Suspension
Employers Honored for Excellence in Commuter Options posted on Mar 26
The efforts of more than 170 Massachusetts businesses, colleges, and universities, who promote active, healthy, and sustainable commute options, were celebrated today for helping Massachusetts to reduce traffic congestion, to promote healthy lifestyles, and benefit the environment. The Massachusetts Excellence in Commuter Options (ECO) Awards …Continue Reading Employers Honored for Excellence in Commuter Options
Longfellow Bridge: “Salt and Pepper” Towers Work posted on Mar 26
MassDOT on Saturday, March 28 will begin preparing to dismantle the downstream “salt and pepper” towers as part of the Longfellow Bridge Restoration Project. MassDOT’s contractor, White-Skanska-Consigli JV (WSC), coordinated with the cities of Cambridge and Boston as well as the MBTA to begin dismantling …Continue Reading Longfellow Bridge: “Salt and Pepper” Towers Work