Massachusetts Department of Transportation

The Skanska-McCourt Joint Venture (Skanska US and McCourt Construction Co. ) started its work on the Massachusetts Department of Transportation's (MassDOT) nearly $204 million (total cost) rehabilitation of the Chelsea Viaduct Bridge in Boston, a project that began in April 2019.

Northern Construction Service LLC (NCS) is 13 months into the Massachusetts Department of Transportation's (MassDOT) $21.4-million project to demolish and reconstruct the Morgan-Sullivan Bridge and associated roadway, traffic signal and pedestrian improvements in Agawam and West Springfield, an initiative to replace aging infrastructure in the state.

Mass. officials participated in a groundbreaking ceremony for the Kelley Square Improvement Project, a $14 million project that will improve safety, traffic flow and accommodations for pedestrians, bicyclists, public transportation customers and drivers at the junction of Madison Street, Vernon Street, Millbury Street, Water Street, Harding Street and Green Street in Worcester.

Having served motorists for more than a century, Boston's historic North Washington Street Bridge is nearing its end. Efforts are under way to replace the structure with a new bridge designed for the 21st century, at a cost of $200 million. "This new North Washington Street Bridge will be multimodal," said Jacquelyn Goddard, Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) spokesperson.

Mass. Gov. Charlie Baker joined Secretary of Transportation Stephanie Pollack and MBTA General Manager Steve Poftak Oct. 8 to testify before the Massachusetts Joint Committee on Transportation in support of An Act Authorizing and Accelerating Transportation Investment.

A data-driven report on congestion was released by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) with recommendations for state and municipal government, the private sector and other stakeholders to make commutes by road and transit more reliable, accessible and predictable while reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

The Baker-Polito administration filed a transportation bond bill on July 25 seeking $18 billion in additional capital authorization to invest in building and modernizing a transportation system that meets the needs of residents, businesses and cities and towns statewide.

MassDOT is overseeing a road widening and bridge reconstruction project in Weymouth and Abington, Mass., that will widen and repave 4 mi. of Route 18 and replace a bridge that runs over commuter rail tracks on the highway that is 15 mi. south of Boston.

Gov. Charlie Baker, Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito, MassDOT Secretary and CEO Stephanie Pollack and MBTA General Manager Steve Poftak joined municipal leaders, elected officials and local stakeholder groups to celebrate the beginning of Phase 1 South Coast Rail work and tour action taking place along the New Bedford Main Line in East Freetown, an area in which culvert work is taking place.

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation Board of Directors and MBTA Fiscal Management and Control Board today voted to approve the five-year $18.3 billion MassDOT and MBTA Capital Investment Plan (CIP) for Fiscal Years 2020-2024, an increase of approximately $1 billion over the last five-year CIP.

South Coast Rail Early Action construction projects are under way to prepare for Phase 1 main line rail construction. The first visible active construction project is drainage culvert replacement along the right-of-way. The work includes drainage culvert repair and replacement, a railroad grade crossing upgrade and constructing wetlands as mitigation along the right-of-way.