Massachusetts Department of Transportation


MassDOT Begins Construction on Belden Bly Bridge Replacement

On Jan. 18, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) started construction operations for the replacement of the Belden G. Bly Drawbridge carrying state Route 107 (Salem Turnpike/Western Avenue) over the Saugus River, north of Boston....


Stimulus Bill Includes Funds to Replace Massachusett's Cape Cod Bridges

A commitment to the replacement of Massachusetts' aging Cape Cod Canal bridges, along with federal transportation dollars, were tucked into the massive package of emergency relief, government funding and tax cuts approved by Congress on Dec....


Razing of More Than Century-Old Bridge Makes Way for New Span

Built between 1898 and 1900, the North Washington Street Bridge in Boston has been demolished and is being replaced by J.F. White Contracting Co. through a $177 million-plus contract that was awarded by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT)....


MassDOT Seeks Federal Funds as State Bridges Fall into Disrepair

You don't have to drive underneath one of the thousands of decaying bridges in Massachusetts to know that the state's infrastructure is far from perfect, but a recent federal report indicates that things are only getting worse....


Massachusetts Bridges in Tough Shape, No Quick Fixes in Sight

The number of structurally deficient bridges in Massachusetts may stay at more than 460 without more money, according to state Transportation Secretary Stephanie Pollack. In a meeting in late October, Pollack called for more funding to help the state repair the hundreds of bridges that are in tough shape....


Street Redesign Construction to Soon Begin in Suburban Boston

Construction will begin later this fall in the suburbs west of Boston on the $31.1 million Needham/Newton Corridor Improvements, according to the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT). The roadwork includes an overhaul of Needham Street, the portion of Winchester Street up to Massachusetts Route 9, the bridge over the Charles River and a part of Highland Avenue in Needham....


BU Offers More Land to Break Logjam over MassPike Project

Hoping to break a stalemate over the $1 billion Massachusetts Turnpike project, Boston University is offering up more of its own land for the state to fit the giant project through a constricted section of Allston....


New Details Released on Schell Bridge Project in Massachusetts

Northfield, Mass., residents are learning more about the Schell Bridge reconstruction project in their town. The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) will be overseeing the work when it is scheduled to begin in the spring of 2022....


Construction Abounds on and Along Massachusetts Rt. 18 in Weymouth

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) is almost halfway done with its nearly six-year project to improve Route 18 from Weymouth to Abington. The construction will widen the road to two lanes and add a shoulder in each direction throughout the project corridor, a 4-mi....


Bay State Transportation Collective to Advance Transit, Reduce Costs

A new collective purchasing agreement for bus and bike lane road markings to help accelerate multimodal infrastructure was announced Sept. 2 by the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA). The agency's partners are the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC), the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) and Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport), along with the city of Boston and 12 other municipalities in the metropolitan area....






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