Saturday, May 11, 2013
Last year, Mother's Day weekend was one of the heaviest traffic weekends of the year on the Mass Pike.
Mother's Day Weekend (and warm-ish weather) is upon us — and so will be throngs of people trying to flee town, especially on the Mass Pike or heading to the Cape. This weekend, heaviest traffic was expected Friday afternoon as well as Sunday afternoon and early evening. So MassDOT (Massachusetts Department of Transportation) officials are encouraging drivers to make travel plans accordingly and, if possible, avoid peak traffic between 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Sunday. On those Sunday, I-90 (Mass Pike) traffic is expected to be especially heavy at the I-84 interchange at Exit 9 in Sturbridge and at Exit 11A, I-495, which handles cars headed south to Cape Cod and north to New Hampshire and Maine. Where else congestion expected: Traffic and …
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Bicycling reduces traffic congestion, improves air quality and promotes healthy lifestyles.
Bay State Bike Week will take place from May 11-19, and to celebrate bicycle transportation hundreds of events have been planned by bicycling organizations, neighborhood groups and local governments across the Commonwealth. "I applaud the bicyclists who ride to school or work regularly, and I encourage more people to give it a try," Governor Deval Patrick said in a statement released through his office. "Together we can make Massachusetts a greener, healthier and more sustainable state by decreasing traffic, congestion, cleaning air and enabling people to get some more exercise in the course of their busy daily lives." The Massachusetts Department of Transportation is organizing and leading this event by partnering with the Massachusetts …
Friday, March 1, 2013
The bridge will be undergoing some repairs.
The Boden Ln. bridge will be closed for the weekend so it can undergo some repairs. MassDOT ordered the bridge closed for repairs, according to Natick Town Administrator Martha White, adding that it is expected that it will only be closed for this weekend and next weekend, and that it will be open during the week. The bridge is closed beginning today.
Thursday, December 27, 2012
The entire process of design, community outreach, permitting and construction will also cost between $3-4 million.
The Marion St. Bridge has been closed since Aug. 14, inconveniencing many in Natick who normally utilize Marion St. to drive from Route 9 to South Natick and Natick Center. After Natick officials contacted the Massachusetts Department of Transportation on Aug. 16 to request that they expedite the process, citing both, the importance of the Marion St. to commuter vehicles and its proximity to the central fire station, which makes it important for emergency response times, MassDOT responded to the Town of Natick on Sept. 29. MassDOT explained the reasoning for closing the bridge, stating that they had found the "steel deck supports severely corroded. The settlement that was observed resulted from the steel supports being crushed under the …
Friday, December 21, 2012
The Massachusetts Department of Transportation is urging residents to drive safety and use public transportation.
During the holidays, we're all in a rush to get to our respective celebrations and enjoy the holidays. But also during this time of the year, the weather doesn't always cooperate. Information for Drivers With some wintry weather in the forecast, drivers should be prepared to encounter varying roadway conditions as they head to their holiday destinations, according to the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT.) MassDOT encourages residents and visitors to drive safely and use public transportation where possible during the upcoming holidays. Although holiday traffic is the worst around Thanksgiving, road conditions can still get pretty congested during peak travel times. “Historically the days surrounding Christmas and New…