While it is not expected to be a top travel day, Friday may turn out to be one of the top 40 busiest travel days of the year on the Turnpike. Taking into account historic holiday data and toll transaction counts from last Veterans Day, we anticipate approximately 335,000 toll transactions Friday night on the Western Turnpike.
In comparison, on the Friday before Columbus Day more than 362,000 transactions were counted between Weston and the New York Border. The high volume of vehicles resulted in significant traffic delays in the afternoon and evening. MassDOT toll booths across the Commonwealth will be adequately staffed to handle the volume of regular commuters and those who may be taking advantage of a three-day weekend.
Check MassDOT Live Traffic Cameras before you travel. State, federal, and municipal offices, including RMV branch offices, are closed on Monday. MBTA customers can expect regular weekday service throughout the system.
MassDOT: Fourth Annual Safe Streets Smart Trips High School Video Contest posted on May 19
MassDOT today announced the fourth annual statewide high school video contest – Safe Streets Smart Trips. The contest serves as an initiative within the Massachusetts Strategic Highway Safety Plan (SHSP) to promote safe walking, bicycling, and driving behaviors within the Commonwealth. The contest began three …Continue Reading MassDOT: Fourth Annual Safe Streets Smart Trips High School Video Contest
New Bedford: Massachusetts Freight Plan Open House posted on May 19
MassDOT is hosting the fourth Open House for the Massachusetts Freight Plan as follows: Wednesday, May 24, 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM, New Bedford Free Public Library, Meeting Room (3rd floor), 613 Pleasant Street, New Bedford MassDOT’s Freight Plan is a strategic planning document that …Continue Reading New Bedford: Massachusetts Freight Plan Open House
MassDOT Environmental Priority: Endangered Species Habitat Preservation posted on May 19
Today, May 19, is Endangered Species Day, a day when many environmental organizations and government agencies recognize conservation efforts to protect endangered species and their habitats. The MassDOT Highway Division works hard to ensure compliance with State and Federal endangered species regulations to avoid, minimize …Continue Reading MassDOT Environmental Priority: Endangered Species Habitat Preservation