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Governor Patrick Signs "Boston Strong" License Plate Bill

Governor Deval Patrick signed legislation creating a Massachusetts “Boston Strong” license plate. The legislation directs the Registry of Motor Vehicles to establish a license plate memorializing the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings adorned with the phrase “Boston Strong.” All proceeds from sales of the license plate will be distributed to the One Fund or, in the event of its dissolution, another non-profit organization that provides financial assistance to the victims of last year's Marathon attacks.

View the entire "Boston Strong" License Plate Blog Post.

April 25, 2014

I-90 Pru Tunnel Work Scheduled This Weekend

The Massachusetts Convention Center Authority (MCCA) and MassDOT announced the fourth and final weekend of lane restrictions on the Massachusetts Turnpike associated with the removal of the I-90 Prudential Tunnel ceiling in Boston. Due to the faster-than-anticipated progress on the ceiling removal, the fourth and final weekend's impacts will be significantly less than during the previous three working weekends.

Beginning at 9:00PM on Saturday, April 26th and running through noontime on Sunday, April 27th, the eastbound side of the Massachusetts Turnpike (I-90) will be reduced to a single lane through the Prudential Tunnel.

The westbound lanes of the Turnpike will remain open and fully operational. All exit and entrance ramps to the Turnpike within downtown Boston will remain open as normal.

MCCA and MassDOT suggest that motorists planning travel along the Massachusetts Turnpike through Boston during the lane reduction period in the middle of the weekend of April 26-27 consider using public transportation, seeking alternate routes and allowing additional time to travel through the work zone.

A project website has been established to keep the public informed of project activities, www.PruTunnelProject.info. Questions may be directed to prutunnel@prutunnelproject.info

2014 Energy Expo: May 13

The MassDOT Office of Energy, Technology & Management cordially invites you to participate in the 2014 Energy Expo and Conference scheduled for Tuesday, May 13th, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on the second floor atrium and adjoining conference rooms in the State Transportation Building in Boston.

In addition to the Expo, this year's event will include a new conference component that will focus on renewable energy. We invite you to join us to network with and learn from multi-sector industry leaders and stakeholders in this unique one-day event designed to inform and engage conversation around current issues, emerging solutions and key markets that contribute to the role of renewable energy in the transportation sector.

Please contact Nelly Alicea, at 857-368-9545 or nelly.alicea@state.ma.us, to request a detailed conference agenda and registration form. Registration is not required for attendance at the Expo.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Route 79/Braga Bridge Project Public Meeting Set

Please join MassDOT at a public meeting for an update on construction progress on the Route 79/Braga Bridge Improvements Project, as follows:

Wednesday, April 30, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm, Heritage State Park Auditorium, 200 Davol Street, Fall River

The meeting will include an opportunity to learn about construction activities scheduled for spring and summer 2014 and will conclude with a question and answer session.

The purpose of the Route 79/Braga Bridge Improvements Project is to enhance safety and access along the Route 79 corridor and the interchange with I-195 and bring the roadway and bridges up to current standards. MassDOT is removing the elevated section of Route 79 and building a new surface roadway to connect with Davol Street and the waterfront; rebuilding the nine “spaghetti ramps” connecting Route 79 and I-195; constructing two new roadways to connect with the waterfront; repairing, cleaning and painting the Braga Bridge; and enhancing pedestrian and bicycle accommodations.

Please visit the website at www.mass.gov/massdot/route79project to sign up for email alerts and learn more about this important project. For questions or concerns, please contact the project team by calling the hotline at 781-774-0441 or by e-mailing: route79project@state.ma.us.