Governor Deval Patrick today visited the MassDOT Highway Operations Center (HOC) to thank employees for their continuing role during the Blizzard of 2013. Operator stations and the MassDOT Storm Desk were manned 24/7 during blizzard. The Storm Desk is tasked with logging the equipment, personnel and snow plow vendors working to treat and clear highways across the Commonwealth. Before and during the height of the storm, the HOC worked to program highway message boards around the Commonwealth to provide critical travel information. Operators continue to monitor storm recovery operations and are dispatching snow removal crews and taking reports from the public on sections of highway still requiring attention.
The HOC is charged with detecting roadway incidents, receiving reports of roadway incidents, and coordinating traffic operations, maintenance and emergency response activities with MassDOT personnel and other agencies such as the State Police and local fire departments.
Chelsea: Silver Line Gateway Project Bridge Closure posted on May 22
MassDOT will close the Washington Avenue Bridge in Chelsea on Tuesday, May 26 at 10:00 AM as part of the Silver Line Gateway Project. Appropriate detour signs will be in place to redirect traffic and pedestrians, and identify relocated bus stops. The bridge closure is …Continue Reading Chelsea: Silver Line Gateway Project Bridge Closure
MBTA: Refurbished Green Line Trolleys Returning to Service posted on May 22
The first MBTA Green Line refurbished trolley car was returned to service this week. T personnel are completing test runs on the next refurbished car to return to service in the coming days. These are the first of 86 that are being refurbished. All 86 …Continue Reading MBTA: Refurbished Green Line Trolleys Returning to Service
Travel Safely Memorial Day Weekend! posted on May 20
MassDOT encourages travelers to plan ahead and travel safely during the Memorial Day holiday weekend. The heaviest traffic is expected Thursday, Friday, and Monday afternoons and early evenings. Drivers are encouraged to make travel plans accordingly and if possible avoid peak traffic volumes between 1pm …Continue Reading Travel Safely Memorial Day Weekend!