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Needham-Wellesley I-95 Add-A-Lane: Route 9 Traffic Advisory
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MassDOT offers a reminder about the upcoming traffic shift as part of the Needham-Wellesley I-95 Add-A-Lane Project. From 8:00PM on Friday, October 14th through the weekend of October 28th through 30th, there will be a shared exit lane for Route 9 Eastbound and Route 9 Westbound off I-95 Northbound.

View the entire I-95 Add-A-Lane Route 9 Traffic advisory blog post.

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October 21, 2016

All Electronic Tolling Information

The new All Electronic Tolling program on I-90 and the Boston tunnels will "go live" on Friday night, October 28th.

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Please visit the All Electronic Tolling web page for answers to frequently asked questions and links to the public meeting presentation and other documents.

Check the approved AET gantry rates via toll calculator

Public comments and questions may also be submitted by email: AETinfo@dot.state.ma.us

Drivers are encouraged to join the E-ZPass MA program in advance of the transition to AET. Individuals may apply to receive a free transponder by visiting www.ezdrivema.com/ezpassma


Route 79/Braga Bridge Project Milestone: All Lanes Open to Traffic

MassDOT announced that the Route 79/Braga Bridge Improvements Project has reached significant completion with the official opening of all three lanes of Interstate 195 westbound on the Braga Bridge.

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All travel lanes on the Braga Bridge are now open to motor vehicle traffic.

The opening of the three westbound lanes on Interstate 195 marks one of the final milestones in the infrastructure and surface improvements for the Braga Bridge. Three of the bridge’s eastbound lanes were opened to traffic last week.

One travel lane has previously been maintained in each direction at all times on the Braga Bridge during the construction activities.

The project has progressed ahead of schedule. The initial substantial completion date for this contract, which included the removal of barrier from the Braga Bridge, is May 3, 2017. Most of the project work has been completed approximately 200 days ahead of the projected time frame.

"Today's opening of the three Interstate 195 westbound lanes on the Braga Bridge exemplifies the Highway Division’s efforts to deliver this project ahead of schedule and on budget," said MassDOT Highway Division Administrator Thomas Tinlin. "I am proud to say that motorists can once again use and enjoy all travel lanes on the bridge. This has been a long time coming for the Fall River community. I would like to thank state and local officials, the contractor and district staff, and civic and community members for all of their hard work, patience, and understanding during all the phases of ongoing construction."

The cost of the project is $227,728,310.

Mayor Jasiel Correia said, “We’re very excited about the opening of all travel lanes on the Braga Bridge. It's just one more step in the dramatic improvement of Fall River’s transportation infrastructure. I’d like to thank the Baker-Polito administration for all their help in ensuring the timely completion of this important project and MassDOT for a job well done.”

"This is not only a major milestone for this project but for Fall River," said State Senator Michael Rodrigues. "Restoring all lanes of the Braga Bridge will have a positive impact on the entire Fall River region. Being able to deliver these very noticeable benefits ahead of schedule something to celebrate."

For more information on the project, visit the project website linked above. For questions or to report issues related to construction, please call the project hotline at 781-774-0441 or email route79project@state.ma.us


Longfellow Bridge Progress

Check out the progress on the Longfellow Bridge, as crews pour concrete atop the steel rebar to form the new deck at Span 12 on the downstream side of the bridge.

ongoing work

This deck will carry the future outbound MBTA Red Line track at the Cambridge end of the bridge.

Visit the Longfellow Bridge project website for construction and traffic updates.

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