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Yearly Archives: 2015

Lexington: Route 2/I-95 Bridges Project Milestone Reached Posted on Dec 15

Lexington: Route 2/I-95 Bridges Project Milestone Reached

The work to replace the Route 2 Bridges over I-95 in Lexington has reached a new milestone in December. The first concrete has been poured for the new Eastbound bridge center pier columns. In the foreground at left, concrete for the footing of the west   …Continue Reading Lexington: Route 2/I-95 Bridges Project Milestone Reached

Whittier Bridge I-95: Old Bridge Demolition Begins December 14 Posted on Dec 11

Whittier Bridge I-95: Old Bridge Demolition Begins December 14

MassDOT will begin demolishing the old Whittier Bridge on Monday, December 14. The work will be completed in phases over the next three months. The contractor will begin by removing the bridge deck asphalt and barrier, followed by the structural steel, and finally the bridge   …Continue Reading Whittier Bridge I-95: Old Bridge Demolition Begins December 14

Springfield: I-91 Viaduct Project Lane, Ramp Closures Begin Mid-December Posted on Dec 9

Springfield: I-91 Viaduct Project Lane, Ramp Closures Begin Mid-December

Starting in mid-December, MassDOT expects to implement a series of lane and ramp closures to begin the major rehabilitation of the I-91 Viaduct in Springfield. Generally, the number of lanes on I-91 will be reduced by one in each direction; two travel lanes will remain   …Continue Reading Springfield: I-91 Viaduct Project Lane, Ramp Closures Begin Mid-December

MBTA Commuter Rail Winter Schedules Effective December 14 Posted on Dec 8

MBTA Commuter Rail Winter Schedules Effective December 14

The MBTA and commuter rail operator Keolis Commuter Services say new Commuter Rail Winter Schedules will go into effect next week. Effective Monday, December 14, 2015, all lines will have designated Severe Weather trains which will not operate when reduced service for severe winter weather   …Continue Reading MBTA Commuter Rail Winter Schedules Effective December 14

Longfellow Bridge: MBTA Red Line Diversion December 12-13 Posted on Dec 7

Longfellow Bridge: MBTA Red Line Diversion December 12-13

MassDOT’s Longfellow Bridge Project work continues with an upcoming weekend bridge closure and MBTA Red Line diversion. MassDOT contractors will close the Longfellow Bridge to all vehicular traffic, except MBTA buses, from 11:00 PM on Friday, December 11 to 5:00 AM on Monday, December 14.   …Continue Reading Longfellow Bridge: MBTA Red Line Diversion December 12-13

Whittier Bridge Milestone Reached: I-95 Traffic Shift Posted on Dec 4

Whittier Bridge Milestone Reached: I-95 Traffic Shift

MassDOT contractors reached a new milestone today as I-95 Southbound traffic has been shifted to the first of two new Whittier Bridge spans. I-95 Northbound and Southbound traffic lanes are now shifted to the new bridge as of 5:00am on Friday, December 4th.  A MassDOT   …Continue Reading Whittier Bridge Milestone Reached: I-95 Traffic Shift

MBTA 15th Annual Fill-A-Bus with Gifts! Posted on Dec 3

MBTA 15th Annual Fill-A-Bus with Gifts!

Please consider donating to the 15th annual Fill-A-Bus with Gifts on Monday-Thursday, December 7-10!  Help a Needy Child or Teen! You may donate a new, unwrapped gift this holiday season. The gifts benefit the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, Yawkey Boys   …Continue Reading MBTA 15th Annual Fill-A-Bus with Gifts!

Springfield: I-91 Viaduct Study Public Meeting Set Posted on Dec 1

Springfield: I-91 Viaduct Study Public Meeting Set

MassDOT has scheduled the first Public Information Meeting for the I-91 Viaduct Study as follows: Tuesday, December 15, 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM, Sheraton Springfield Monarch Place Hotel, Mahogany Room, 2nd Floor, One Monarch Place, Springfield MassDOT initiated this study to identify existing issues and   …Continue Reading Springfield: I-91 Viaduct Study Public Meeting Set

Massachusetts Student Receives National Bike Poster Award Posted on Nov 30

Massachusetts Student Receives National Bike Poster Award

MassDOT and the Massachusetts Safe Routes to School Program are proud to announce that for the first time, a Massachusetts student has won the annual 5th Grade National Poster Contest sponsored by Saris. Caleb Piehl of Somerville’s Dr. Albert F. Argenziano School won first place   …Continue Reading Massachusetts Student Receives National Bike Poster Award

North Side Commuter Rail Schedule Implementation Postponed Posted on Nov 25

North Side Commuter Rail Schedule Implementation Postponed

  MassDOT and the MBTA announced the recently revised North Side Commuter Rail schedules will not be implemented until spring 2016. The revision of Commuter Rail schedules is a critical element of MassDOT and the MBTA’s efforts to deliver safe, reliable, on-time service to Commuter   …Continue Reading North Side Commuter Rail Schedule Implementation Postponed