Transportation Secretary James A. Aloisi Jr. today announced the award of a $1.045 million Public Works Economic Development (PWED) grant for a roadway reconstruction and streetscape improvement project in New Bedford.
“This project will help support economic growth in downtown New Bedford,” said Secretary Aloisi. “It is a perfect example of the Patrick Administration’s commitment to regional equity and our goal of using transportation funds to support economic growth and vibrant communities.”
The project involves the roadway reconstruction on Wamsutta Street, Logan Street and Acushnet Avenue, including significant streetscape improvements. The project would revitalize the area around the former Wamsutta Mill, which has been converted to a 250-unit residential building. The $32 million project will be the anchor for other private investment in the 150-acre target area. The project area is near the proposed South Coast Rail project, which will provide commuter rail connections between New Bedford and Boston.
The Executive Office of Transportation (EOT) provides PWED grants to municipalities for transportation infrastructure improvements that will spur economic development, job creation, smart growth and better pedestrian access. Since 2000, EOT has awarded $99.6 million dollars of PWED contracts for 98 projects in 66 municipalities across the Commonwealth,leveraging hundreds of millions of dollars in private investment and creating thousands of local jobs.
Whittier Bridge/I-95 Project Traffic Update posted on Sep 19
Work on the Whittier Bridge/I-95 Project in Newburyport and Amesbury will require extended lane closure hours beginning next week. Beginning on Monday, September 22, the hours of daytime construction will extend the I-95 Northbound right lane closure the associated right lane closure on I-95 Northbound …Continue Reading Whittier Bridge/I-95 Project Traffic Update
Take the Clean Air Challenge! Join Us September 22-26 posted on Sep 18
Massachusetts travelers will improve air-quality by choosing more sustainable transportation options during the Massachusetts Clean Air Challenge (formerly Car-Free Week). This year, Massachusetts challenges you to explore your commuting options and Shift Your Mode from September 22nd-26th. By trying greener modes including carpooling, vanpooling, bicycling, …Continue Reading Take the Clean Air Challenge! Join Us September 22-26
MBTA Silver Line to Chelsea Approved posted on Sep 17
The MassDOT Board of Directors today approved a construction contract to extend the MBTA’s increasingly popular Silver Line from East Boston to Chelsea. A project funded entirely by Governor Deval Patrick’s 2013 Transportation Finance Plan, the Silver Line will be extended past the Seaport to …Continue Reading MBTA Silver Line to Chelsea Approved