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.
I-495 Highway Safety Program Announced posted on Nov 20
MassDOT and the Massachusetts State Police announced the establishment of a new Highway Safety Corridor Program for I-495 through the towns of Chelmsford, Westford, Littleton, Boxborough, Bolton, and Berlin. The program posts public safety signs that read, “Highway Safety Corridor / Laws Strictly Enforced” at …Continue Reading I-495 Highway Safety Program Announced
Robin Chase Appointed to MassDOT Board posted on Nov 19
Governor Deval Patrick today appointed Robin Chase to the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) Board of Directors. Chase is the founder and former CEO of Zipcar, the largest car-sharing company in the world, Buzzcar, a car-sharing marketplace in France and GoLoco, an online ridesharing community. …Continue Reading Robin Chase Appointed to MassDOT Board
McGrath Boulevard Project Working Group Meeting posted on Nov 18
MassDOT has assembled a working group for the McGrath Boulevard Project including residents, business owners and other local stakeholders. The purpose of the working group is to inform and advise MassDOT on important community issues affecting the development of a design for the McGrath Boulevard …Continue Reading McGrath Boulevard Project Working Group Meeting