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May 9
Transportation Building
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Suite 3830
Boston, MA 02150
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MassDOT Highway Assistance Employee Lauded for Emergency Response

MassDOT this week recognized Highway Assistance Patrol Operator Angela Morley for her recent response to a driver in medical distress.

View the entire Employee Lauded for Emergency Response blog post.

On March 29, Morley, a Wilmington resident, stopped her patrol vehicle to provide lighting to a truck driver who was securing cargo on his vehicle along the shoulder of Interstate 495 northbound at Exit 49 in Haverhill. The 47-year-old male driver told Morley he would be leaving the area soon. Morley left the scene but returned later on two occasions to check on the driver. During her third stop, Morley found the driver experiencing a medical emergency. Morley began administering CPR and alerted emergency responders.

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April 29

MassDOT Capital Investment Plan Public Meetings Continue

MassDOT will continue a series of meetings throughout the state to solicit public input on its draft five-year, multi-billion dollar Capital Investment Plan (CIP) for long-term highway, aeronautics, rail and transit investments.

The meetings run through the month of May. This program makes long-term, multi-modal investments that cover all MassDOT highway and municipal projects, municipal and regional airports, rail and transit, including the MBTA and Regional Transit Authorities, as well as the Registry of Motor Vehicles.

You are invited to review the CIP presentation. Public comments may be submitted via email: masscip@state.ma.us

Check the remaining Public meeting schedule:

  • Monday, May 2, 6 p.m., Boston (Public Hearing), Public Library, McKim Building, 230 Dartmouth Street
  • Tuesday, May 3, 6 p.m., Quincy, Public Library, 40 Washington Street
  • Wednesday, May 4, 11 a.m., Boston, State House, 24 Beacon Street, Room 428
  • Wednesday, May 4, 6 p.m., Lynn, North Shore Community College, Room LE303, 300 Broad Street
  • Thursday, May 5, 6 p.m., Pittsfield, City Hall Council Chamber, 70 Allen Street
  • Monday, May 9, 6:30 p.m., Mansfield, Qualters Middle School, Auditorium, 240 East Street
  • Tuesday, May 10, 6:30 p.m., Worcester, Union Station, 2 Washington Street
  • Tuesday, May 10, 6 p.m., Westfield, City Hall Council Chamber, 59 Court Street
  • Wednesday, May 11, 6 p.m., Andover, Public Safety Center, 32 North Main Street
  • Thursday, May 12, 6 p.m., Chelsea, City Hall Council Chamber, 500 Broadway Street

MBTA: Worcester-Boston Nonstop Service Begins May 23

For the first time ever, the MBTA will offer nonstop service between Worcester and Boston in less than an hour. The HeartToHub will operate twice daily—morning and evening—every weekday starting May 23, 2016.

New Burns Bridge

The added service to the Framingham/Worcester Line will depart Union Station at 8:05 a.m. and travel express to Boston, with stops at Yawkey, Back Bay and South Station. In the evening, it will depart South Station at 7:35 p.m. and stop at Back Bay and Yawkey before proceeding direct to Worcester.

The Worcester/Framingham Line will operate 11 Boston-bound trains during the morning peak commuting window, with seven trains originating in Worcester’s Union Station and four in Framingham. In addition to the nonstop HeartToHub, three Worcester trains will run express and three make local stops.

During the evening peak hours, the schedule will include 10 trains departing South Station, with seven terminating at Union Station and three in Framingham. Of the seven Worcester-bound trains, four will run express and three make local stops.

Check the complete new Framingham/Worcester Line schedule.


Lexington: Route 2/I-95 Bridges Project Milestone

MassDOT’s Route 2/I-95 Bridges Project in Lexington will reach a major milestone this weekend with the shift of Route 2 eastbound traffic to the new Route 2 East bridge for the final phase of construction.

The shift to begin Stage 3 construction will take place in phases over the weekend beginning at 8:00 PM on Friday, April 29, and ending at 5:00 AM on Monday, May 2. The eastbound traffic shift will allow the contractor to then shift westbound traffic to the new Route 2 West bridge in mid-May 2016.

The shift will require the following temporary exit closures:

  • Exit 52A from Route 2 East to I-95 South
  • Exit 52B from Route 2 East to I-95 North
  • Exit 29A from I-95 South to Route 2 East
  • Exit 29A from I-95 North to Route 2 East

The exit ramp closures are necessary to allow the contractor to modify them to align with the new roadway.

During the closures, drivers should reference the Traffic Page where Maps are available and detour routes are described.

After the eastbound traffic shift is complete, MassDOT’s contractor, SPS New England, will complete an interim stage in the median of Route 2. Westbound traffic will then be shifted to the new Route 2 West bridge to allow SPS to demolish the old bridge over I-95.

For questions, comments or issues, please contact Donny Dailey at 617-945-4272, Donny.Dailey@state.ma.us, or the project field office at 781-790-5261. For more information, please visit the project website.

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