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Monthly Archives: June 2021

July Fourth Holiday Weekend Posted on Jun 30

July Fourth Holiday Weekend

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) is asking the public to plan ahead this Fourth of July, and to expect increased holiday travel. If driving, plan for trips utilizing MassDOT’s many “real time” travel tools, and if taking public transportation, to check holiday schedules in regard to your trip.

I-90 Westbound Bridge Replacement over Cordaville Road in Southborough Completed Posted on Jun 28

I-90 Westbound Bridge Replacement over Cordaville Road in Southborough Completed

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) is pleased to announce the replacement of the I-90 westbound bridge over Cordaville Road in Southborough has been successfully completed. All lanes on I-90 and on Cordaville Road reopened for travel today at 2:40 a.m., after being closed on Friday, June 25, when weekend construction activities began.

Acceler-8 I-90 Bridge Replacement Project: I-90 Westbound Bridge Replacement over Cordaville Road in Southborough Posted on Jun 25

Acceler-8 I-90 Bridge Replacement Project: I-90 Westbound Bridge Replacement over Cordaville Road in Southborough

Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) is replacing the I-90 westbound bridge over Cordaville Road in Southborough. This work will occur from 7:00 p.m. on Friday, June 25 to 5:00 a.m. on Monday, June 28. Westbound traffic will be shifted through a median crossover to the eastbound side of I-90. Travel will be reduced to two lanes in each direction and opposing traffic separated by a barrier. Cordaville Road will be closed under the bridge and through traffic detoured from approximately 4:00 p.m. on Friday to 5:00 a.m. on Monday.

Amtrak and MassDOT Announce Re-Start of Second Valley Flyer Roundtrip Train Service in Western and Northern Massachusetts Posted on Jun 23

Amtrak, in conjunction with MassDOT, is re-launching the second round trip of the Valley Flyer on July 26, 2021, a state supported seven day a week passenger train. The train service was reduced on March 30, 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic as members of the public were quarantining and traveling less frequently.

Dedicated Bus Lane Pilot Program on Mystic Avenue to Begin on Monday, June 21, 2021 Posted on Jun 21

Dedicated Bus Lane Pilot Program on Mystic Avenue to Begin on Monday, June 21, 2021

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) and the Cities of Medford and Somerville announce the implementation of a pilot morning peak hour dedicated bus lane on Mystic Avenue. Painting and signage along the entire stretch – from Main Street in Medford to Wheatland Street in Somerville – was completed in early June, and the bus lane will officially become operational as of 6:00 a.m. Monday, June 21, 2021.

Acceler-8 I-90 Bridge Replacement Project: I-90 Westbound Bridge Replacement over Woodland Road in Southborough Completed Posted on Jun 21

Acceler-8 I-90 Bridge Replacement Project: I-90 Westbound Bridge Replacement over Woodland Road in Southborough Completed

Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) is pleased to announce that the replacement of the I-90 westbound bridge over Woodland Road in Southborough was successfully completed this morning at approximately 4:30 a.m. All lanes on I-90 and Woodland Road are now open for travel.

MassDOT Underscores Importance of Avoiding Distracted Driving Posted on Jun 16

MassDOT Underscores Importance of Avoiding Distracted Driving

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) is underscoring the importance of removing distractions while driving, urging drivers as summer vehicle travel increases to please pay attention to the road, reduce speed and drive hands-free of devices. The Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) has recorded 53,638 motor vehicle citations which includes 40,181 warnings for distracted driving since the Baker-Polito Administration’s “hands-free” law took effect on February 23, 2020.

Transportation and Wildlife Officials Band Peregrine Falcon Chicks at the Gillis Bridge Nest Box Posted on Jun 16

Transportation and Wildlife Officials Band Peregrine Falcon Chicks at the Gillis Bridge Nest Box

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation, (MassDOT) in collaboration with the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife’s Natural Heritage and Endangered Species Program (NHESP), is announcing the successful banding of two male peregrine falcon chicks from a nesting box on the Gillis Bridge in Newburyport.

Registry Announces Appointments for In-person Transactions are Continuing as State of Emergency is Lifted Today Posted on Jun 15

Registry Announces Appointments for In-person Transactions are Continuing as State of Emergency is Lifted Today

The Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) is announcing that many of the new initiatives that were put in place to provide additional flexibility for its customers during the COVID-19 pandemic, will continue as the State of Emergency in Massachusetts is lifted as of today, Tuesday, June 15.

MassDOT, MAPFRE Insurance Reminder: Summer Road Safety Posted on Jun 10

MassDOT, MAPFRE Insurance Reminder: Summer Road Safety

Now that Massachusetts has lifted their COVID-19 restrictions and mask mandates, this summer will surely be one to remember! After a year of being cooped up and unable to see family and friends, residents are eager to get to the beaches, concerts, and cook-outs while many may take to the highways for a much-needed road trip. Especially this summer, it’s important to remember that the summer months are the deadliest when it comes to traffic crashes or accidents. Preparing and planning ahead of time before any trip is worth it to prevent breakdowns or crashes.