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Monthly Archives: August 2009

Brightman Street Bridge Progress Posted on Aug 31

Brightman Street Bridge Progress

The massive, multi-year, four-stage Brightman Street Bridge Replacement project to relocate Route 6 over the Taunton River between Fall River and Somerset is moving quickly this construction season.  The new double bascule, or movable, bridge design will lift and provide clearance for vessels taller than 60-feet.  The $186   …Continue Reading Brightman Street Bridge Progress

On the Radio: License Plate Lottery Posted on Aug 31

On the Radio:  License Plate Lottery

The annual RMV low license plate number lottery takes to the airwaves this year.  Registrar Rachel Kaprielian will spin the drum to determine who will win one of 169 low number license plates in a live broadcast at 8PM, Tuesday, September 8 on WBZ radio’s “Niteside”   …Continue Reading On the Radio: License Plate Lottery

RMV Volunteers Assist Veterans Posted on Aug 31

RMV Volunteers Assist Veterans

Hundreds of veterans received licensing and ID services at the Chinatown branch as more than 15 RMV staffers took part in the 17th Annual Massachusetts Stand Down. The program brings together a wide range of specialized resources and social service agencies to provide critical benefits and assistance   …Continue Reading RMV Volunteers Assist Veterans

Traffic Alert: I-93 South Overnight Closure Early Tuesday Posted on Aug 29

I-93 South near Sullivan Square will be closed overnight between 12:30 a.m. and 5:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 1, 2009.  In addition, the on-ramps to I-93 South from Mystic Avenue will be closed at the same times. All traffic will be detoured through Sullivan Square   …Continue Reading Traffic Alert: I-93 South Overnight Closure Early Tuesday

PWED Grant Boosts Abington Posted on Aug 28

Redevelopment of the North Abington business district gets a boost today from a $1.67 million Public Works Economic Development (PWED) grant.  The grant supports an Abington project that will resurface the roadway, install a traffic signal at Routes 58 and 139, build a parking lot for   …Continue Reading PWED Grant Boosts Abington

Freeman Rail Trail Open Saturday Posted on Aug 28

Freeman Rail Trail Open Saturday

The first phase of the long-awaited Bruce Freeman Rail Trail opens Saturday, August 29, in Chelmsford ceremonies joined by MassHighway Commissioner Luisa Paiewonsky. The 6.8 mile trail along an abandoned rail line winds throgh Westford, Chelmsford, and Lowell.  Construction of the $5.35 million trail was   …Continue Reading Freeman Rail Trail Open Saturday

New Concord Bridge Opens Monday Posted on Aug 28

New Concord Bridge Opens Monday

The new Pine Street Bridge over the Assabet River in Concord opens Monday afternoon, August 31, just 14 months after construction began.  The $1.35 million project replaced the aging bridge, above, with a new single span concrete structure, below.  Check out MassHighway on the web to track   …Continue Reading New Concord Bridge Opens Monday

MBTA Service Expansion Alert: Today Through Saturday Posted on Aug 27

Transportation Secretary James Aloisi and Acting MBTA General Manager William Mitchell today announced additional bus and subway service available over the next three days.  Residents are strongly encouraged to take public transit as they pay their respects to Senator Kennedy.  THURSDAY AND FRIDAY SERVICE The Red Line   …Continue Reading MBTA Service Expansion Alert: Today Through Saturday

MassHighway Saves De-icing Dollars Posted on Aug 27

MassHighway Saves De-icing Dollars

MassHighway is always looking for new ways to maintain safe roadways while saving dollars.  The latest example: crushing and grinding road de-icing mix that otherwise would have been discarded.  The de-icing mix of salt and and calcium chloride hardens into unusable large chunks if not used quickly.    …Continue Reading MassHighway Saves De-icing Dollars