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For Immediate Release: 01/06/2016

MassDOT Press Office: 857-368-8500

Western Mass. Turnpike State of Good Repair and Tolls Public Meeting Schedule

Meeting Schedule

Mass. General Laws Chapter 25 of the Acts of 2009 provides in section 173 that the Western Turnpike shall be operated and maintained free of tolls when all notes and bonds issued by the Department of Transportation have been paid (Jan. 2017) and the Turnpike is deemed to be in good condition and repair to the satisfaction of the department.  The MassDOT Highway Division will host four public meetings to present and discuss its Triennial Review (State of Good Repair) report for the Western Massachusetts Turnpike and its impact on the status of tolls after January 2017.  As mandated by the Trust Agreement, MassDOT is required to submit a Triennial Review regarding the state of repair every 3 years.  This report, conducted by an independent team, reviews the condition of highway assets such as bridges, roadway assets, facilities, and pavement along the Western Mass section of Interstate 90.  MassDOT will solicit input from the public on the Triennial Review, the state of repair of the Western Turnpike and other capital needs for this section of highway.  To view the report please go to

WORCESTER January 7 – 6PM: Mass. College of Pharmacy and Health Science, 25 Foster St. Floor 9

SPRINGFIELD – January 19 – 6PM: Springfield City Hall, 36 Court St. Room 220

FRAMINGHAM – January 26 – 6PM: Framingham Town Hall, 475 Union Ave. Blumer Room

LENOX – January 28 – 6:30PM: Highway District 1 Headquarters, 270 Main St.

Locations are accessible to people with disabilities. MassDOT provides reasonable accommodations and/or language assistance free of charge upon request (including but not limited to interpreters in American Sign Language and languages other than English, open or closed captioning for videos, assistive listening devices and alternate material formats, such as audio tapes, Braille and large print), as available. For accommodation or language assistance, please contact Donny Dailey by phone (857-368-8902), or by email (  Requests should be made as soon as possible prior to the meeting, and for more difficult to arrange services including sign-language, CART or language translation or interpretation, requests should be made at least ten (10) business days before the meeting.

In case of inclement weather, hearing cancellation announcements will be posted on the internet at


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