Wednesday, May 8, 2013
The project starts today and will involve overnight lane closures.
The Massacusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) will be repaving the Providence Highway/VFW Parkway corridor, through Dedham and Boston, starting Wednesday, May 8, according to a recent announcement. The project will be done overnight and will consist of lane closures for milling, adjusting manholes and drainage structures; followed by paving operations and pavement markings, according to the MassDOT. The project is expected to be complete during the week of May 19, weather permitting. Contractors will be working during the hours of 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Sunday through Thursday. There will also be "some off-peak daytime work to adjust drainage structures and manholes," according to the MassDOT.
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Davey was at the British Beer Company on Route 1 in Walpole Tuesday morning at a breakfast hosted by the Neponset Valley Chamber of Commerce.
MassDOT secretary and CEO Richard Davey was in Walpole Tuesday morning for a breakfast with members of the Neponset Valley Chamber of Commerce. A day after the House passed a $500 million transportation bill to help balance MassDOT's budget gap, Davey was asking those in attendance, at the British Beer Company on Route 1, to support a much larger bill - about $1.9 billion - that would help fund transportation and education in the state. “What I really want you all to understand…is that the current transportation system we have we cannot afford. We just can’t,” Davey said. Davey said the MBTA is the most indebted transit agency in the United States with almost $9 billion in debt. He said that the proposed $500 million bill by the House …
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
State Police are increasing enforcement of breakdown lane use where new fourth travel lane has opened.
Wednesday, January 23
The following was submitted by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation. MassDOT and the Massachusetts State Police are reminding drivers traveling along I-93 and I-95 (Rte. 128) that use of the breakdown lane on I-93/I-95 (Rte. 128) has been discontinued in the area where the new fourth travel lane has opened. In late November, MassDOT opened a section of the new fourth travel lane along I-93 and I-95 (Rte. 128) between Route 24 in Randolph and a point just south of Rte. 109 near the Westwood-Dedham line. The new lane is part of the ongoing project to eliminate an existing bottleneck between Rte. 24 and Rte. 9 in Wellesley by having four continuous travel lanes in each direction of interstate roadway from the junction of I-93 and …
Friday, January 18, 2013
The State Department of Transportation will be sending their work crew to I-95 near the Needham-Dedham line at 7 p.m.
According to the State Department of Transportation (MassDOT), at 7 p.m. crews will be arriving at the Needham-Dedham town line to work on splitting the traffic lanes. "The traffic split is necessary to reconstruct a portion of the bridges that carry I-95 South over the Charles River. The bridges on I-95 North and South are being reconstructed and widened to accommodate a fourth travel lane as part of the “Add-A-Lane” project," the MassDOT said in a statement. The Boston Globe is reporting that the work to split to lanes should last until noon on Saturday. But while work is being done, Exit 18 and Exit 17 southbound will be closed and detours will be put in place. "Once the split is complete, the exits will reopen, though they will only …
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Part of the southbound travel lane will be split after Friday, MassDot says.
Starting on Friday night, the Mass Department of Transportation (MassDOT) is splitting Route 128 to continue widening bridges across the Charles River. Jan 18 will end with a traffic split formed along Route 128 southbound near the Great Plain Avenue intersection, according to a press release from MassDOT. Two lanes will shift to the left, two to the right, around areas where construction crews will be working. Some delays are expected between 7 p.m. on Friday and noon on Saturday, while the lane split is installed. From the release: Traffic heading south on I-95 will be split beginning in the area approaching Great Plain Avenue (Exit 18) with the two left lanes shifting to the east (to the driver’s left) and the right lane and …
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Construction to widen the I-93/I-95 (Rte. 128) between Randolph and Westwood will begin to come to a close as the new lane will begin opening.
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
The following information was submitted by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation: Beginning at 5 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 27, construction crews will begin to open the remaining portions of the newly constructed fourth travel lane on the section of interstate roadway between Randolph and Westwood. The project limits begin in Randolph on I-93 at the interchange with Rte. 24 (Exit 4). From there, the project extends west toward Canton Junction, where I-93 ends, and the roadway becomes I-95 (Rte. 128). Lastly, the project continues along I-95 (Rte. 128) to Rte. 109 (Exit 16) in Westwood. The opening of the new travel lane is scheduled to occur as follows: The above schedule is subject to change if inclement weather occurs and delays …
Monday, October 3, 2011
The MassDOT sign has been fixed.
Last week, Patch featured a photo of a sign near the Winter Street bridge in Waltham that incorrectly spelled Dedham wrong. It read "Deadham." Now, however, that has been fixed. State Department of Transportation Spokesman Richard Nangle told Patch a subcontractor made the spelling mistake, but it was fixed as soon as workers noticed it. See the proof in the photo box to the right.
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
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