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Boston Globe
Truck fire causes 11-mile backup on Mass Pikefire in Charlton caused westbound lane closures and a severe traffic backup on
Truck fire causes 11-mile backup on Mass Pike
Boston Globe / Posted 6 hours ago
fire in Charlton caused westbound lane closures and a severe traffic backup on I-90 late Saturday morning, according to Massachusetts Department of Transportation spokeswoman Jacquelyn Goddard. The truck caught fire around 10:15 a.m. at the... Read more
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Boston Globe
Cambridge company launches self-driving cabsbe very, very, very safe.” Iagnemma would also like to try out his cabs closer
Cambridge company launches self-driving cabs
Boston Globe / Posted 2 days ago
be very, very, very safe.” Iagnemma would also like to try out his cabs closer to home, if he can get permission from the Massachusetts Department of Transportation. “We would love to be on the road in Boston,” he said. “I hope that’ll happen in... Read more
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WWLP Springfield
MassDOT to hold 7 public hearings on new tolling systeman Oct. 28 launch when the advent of all-electronic tolling will require some d
MassDOT to hold 7 public hearings on new tolling system
WWLP Springfield / Posted 2 days ago
an Oct. 28 launch when the advent of all-electronic tolling will require some drivers to pay more and others less, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation plans seven meetings to hear feedback on new rates. Unlike the current system of... Read more
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Boston Globe
State will expand discounts for Mass. E-ZPass usersactually be expanding discounts already offered at some local tolls on the Mass
State will expand discounts for Mass. E-ZPass users
Boston Globe / Posted 3 days ago
actually be expanding discounts already offered at some local tolls on the Massachusetts Turnpike. Jacquelyn Goddard, a Massachusetts Department of Transportation spokeswoman, said the lower tolls for local residents date back to legislation... Read more
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Bennington Banner
Vermonters would be charged more with all-electronic toll on Mass Pike all-electronic tollingelectronic transponders, drivers will have to receive one from another state's
Vermonters would be charged more with all-electronic toll on Mass Pike all-electronic tolling
Bennington Banner / Posted 3 days ago
electronic transponders, drivers will have to receive one from another state's transportation agency. Officials with the Massachusetts Department of Transportation announced this week that an all-electronic tolling system on the Mass Pike will... Read more
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Berkshire Eagle
Vermonters would be charged more with all-electronic toll on Mass Pike all-electronic tollingelectronic transponders, drivers will have to receive one from another state's
Vermonters would be charged more with all-electronic toll on Mass Pike all-electronic tolling
Berkshire Eagle / Posted 3 days ago
electronic transponders, drivers will have to receive one from another state's transportation agency. Officials with the Massachusetts Department of Transportation announced this week that an all-electronic tolling system on the Mass Pike will... Read more
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WWLP Springfield
Public hearings scheduled to discuss electronic toll pricessystem on Interstate 90 which runs the length of the state. (AP Photo/Elise Ame
Public hearings scheduled to discuss electronic toll prices
WWLP Springfield / Posted 3 days ago
system on Interstate 90 which runs the length of the state. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola) SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – The Massachusetts Department of Transportation has announced the time, date and locations of seven public hearings to discuss the... Read more
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The Wanderer
Foundation To Fund Safety Signsrate of speed from Prospect Road to Main Street. Gagne said that he and Represe
Foundation To Fund Safety Signs
The Wanderer / Posted 4 days ago
rate of speed from Prospect Road to Main Street. Gagne said that he and Representative William Straus would be meeting with Massachusetts Department of Transportation representatives to discuss such issues with Route 6. One of the topics Gagne and... Read more
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Boston Globe
60-old man crashes into arrow board in Ted Williams Tunnel10 p.m., when he hit the arrow board in the middle lane shortly before Exit 26,
60-old man crashes into arrow board in Ted Williams Tunnel
Boston Globe / Posted 4 days ago
10 p.m., when he hit the arrow board in the middle lane shortly before Exit 26, according to Trooper Robert Lima. The Massachusetts Department of Transportation said in a statement that the board was part of a work zone, but no workers were... Read more
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WWLP Springfield
Ready or not, all-electronic tolling is on the wayWEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – The Massachusetts Department of Transportation
Ready or not, all-electronic tolling is on the way
WWLP Springfield / Posted 4 days ago
WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – The Massachusetts Department of Transportation will be making the switch to all-electronic tolling by the end of October, and that will mean a big adjustment for a lot of drivers. The network of 26 toll booths across... Read more
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Lowell Sun
Cyclist seriously injured in I-495 accident in Littletonhelicopter could land. Two lanes of I-495 North were initially shut down after
Cyclist seriously injured in I-495 accident in Littleton
Lowell Sun / Posted 4 days ago
helicopter could land. Two lanes of I-495 North were initially shut down after the crash, according to a tweet from the Massachusetts Department of Transportation. All lanes were reopened at 4:15 p.m. Police Chief Matthew King confirmed the... Read more
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Boston Globe
Transportation officials: Electronic toll collection will begin on Pike on Oct. 28of tolls collected is intended to remain the same. “The goal in setting gantry
Transportation officials: Electronic toll collection will begin on Pike on Oct. 28
Boston Globe / Posted 5 days ago
of tolls collected is intended to remain the same. “The goal in setting gantry rates is to remain revenue neutral,” the Massachusetts Department of Transportation said in materials provided to reporters. “However, individual drivers may see... Read more
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Fortune
Massachusetts move to automated tolls prompts data privacy concernto know what specific situations would trigger a “hot list” search. The benefi
Massachusetts move to automated tolls prompts data privacy concern
Fortune / Posted 5 days ago
to know what specific situations would trigger a “hot list” search. The benefits of cash-free transactions are clear. The Massachusetts Department of Transportation posting says the removal of toll booths and the associated traffic bottlenecks... Read more
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Boston Globe
Why not walk to school this fall?a switch. We’re seeing more kids walking. They have confidence they can walk an
Why not walk to school this fall?
Boston Globe / Posted 8 days ago
a switch. We’re seeing more kids walking. They have confidence they can walk and get there without issues.’’ Through the Massachusetts Department of Transportation, Safe Routes to School partners with public elementary and middle schools to... Read more
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Boston Globe
August 18, 2016FAVORITE QUOTE OF THE DAY, FROM MASS. HIGHWAY HONCHO TOM TINLIN in a story by t
August 18, 2016
Boston Globe / Posted 9 days ago
FAVORITE QUOTE OF THE DAY, FROM MASS. HIGHWAY HONCHO TOM TINLIN in a story by the Globe’s Nicole Dungca: “The Massachusetts Department of Transportation last July confirmed a suspicion that many a disgruntled commuter had harbored: The... Read more
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Boston Globe
Cost of Longfellow Bridge rebuild still uncertainBOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts Department of Transportation officials say they are
Cost of Longfellow Bridge rebuild still uncertain
Boston Globe / Posted 9 days ago
BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts Department of Transportation officials say they are now unsure how much it will cost to rebuild the historic Longfellow Bridge or who would be responsible for paying the project’s overruns. The Boston Globereports the... Read more
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ABC 6 Providence
Cost of Longfellow Bridge rebuild still uncertainBOSTON (AP) - Massachusetts Department of Transportation officials say they are
Cost of Longfellow Bridge rebuild still uncertain
ABC 6 Providence / Posted 9 days ago
BOSTON (AP) - Massachusetts Department of Transportation officials say they are now unsure how much it will cost to rebuild the historic Longfellow Bridge or who would be responsible for paying the project's overruns. The Boston Globe reports... Read more
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Boston Globe
Longfellow Bridge construction delayed by two yearsBoston over the Charles River. The bridge, known for its iconic “salt-and-pepp
Longfellow Bridge construction delayed by two years
Boston Globe / Posted 9 days ago
Boston over the Charles River. The bridge, known for its iconic “salt-and-pepper shaker towers,” has been estimated by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation to carry about 28,000 vehicles and more than 90,000 transit users on the Red Line... Read more
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Boston Globe
Longfellow Bridge rebuild costs still unclearThe Massachusetts Department of Transportation last July confirmed a suspicion
Longfellow Bridge rebuild costs still unclear
Boston Globe / Posted 10 days ago
The Massachusetts Department of Transportation last July confirmed a suspicion that many a disgruntled commuter had harbored: The disruptive $255 million project to rebuild the historical Longfellow Bridge was going to take much longer than... Read more
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WWLP Springfield
EZ-Pass distribution at Chicopee Senior CenterCHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – Senator Eric P. Lesser announced that the Massachusett
EZ-Pass distribution at Chicopee Senior Center
WWLP Springfield / Posted 10 days ago
CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – Senator Eric P. Lesser announced that the Massachusetts Department of Transportation will be holding an EZ-Pass distribution event at the Chicopee Senior Center on Wednesday. “As the Commonwealth prepares to move to... Read more
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Berkshire Eagle
MassDOT unveils $3.6 million bridge project to improve access to industrial park along Lee-Lenox lineplanned to replace a deteriorating, inefficient span vital to a growing commerc
MassDOT unveils $3.6 million bridge project to improve access to industrial park along Lee-Lenox line
Berkshire Eagle / Posted 12 days ago
planned to replace a deteriorating, inefficient span vital to a growing commercial enterprise along the Housatonic River. Massachusetts Department of Transportation recently unveiled the federal- and state-funded project to town officials and... Read more
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WWLP Springfield
Gill/Montague bridge closed Sunday evening through Monday morningGILL/MONTAGUE Mass. (WWLP) – The Massachusetts Department of Transportation has
Gill/Montague bridge closed Sunday evening through Monday morning
WWLP Springfield / Posted 13 days ago
GILL/MONTAGUE Mass. (WWLP) – The Massachusetts Department of Transportation has announced that the Gill/Montague Bridge will be closed to traffic beginning Sunday evening and lasting through Monday morning. The closures will run from 9:00 P.M. to... Read more
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Boston Globe
New lift span of the Fore River Bridge Project to be installed Mondaybridge, which carries Route 3A between Quincy and Weymouth, will be completed i
New lift span of the Fore River Bridge Project to be installed Monday
Boston Globe / Posted 15 days ago
bridge, which carries Route 3A between Quincy and Weymouth, will be completed in 2018, according to a statement from the Massachusetts Department of Transportation. As part of the project, a span for the bridge will be floated down the river and... Read more
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The Herald News
Police details for Route 79/Braga Bridge work hit $1.5 million after 3 yearsthe contract awarded to the low-bid, joint venture contractor Barletta Heavy Di
Police details for Route 79/Braga Bridge work hit $1.5 million after 3 years
The Herald News / Posted 17 days ago
the contract awarded to the low-bid, joint venture contractor Barletta Heavy Division/O&G was $197 million. The increase, Massachusetts Department of Transportation officials reported last spring, reflected the 10 percent contingency funds... Read more
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Lowell Sun
Baker will veto pilot aimed at testing vehicle miles traveled taxbut bicyclists, pedestrians and others. The bill agreed to by the House and Sen
Baker will veto pilot aimed at testing vehicle miles traveled tax
Lowell Sun / Posted 18 days ago
but bicyclists, pedestrians and others. The bill agreed to by the House and Senate included a Senate plan directing the Massachusetts Department of Transportation to apply to the federal government for a grant to pilot a vehicle-miles-traveled... Read more
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WWLP Springfield
Baker to veto plan to test-out miles traveled taxbut bicyclists, pedestrians and others. The bill agreed to by the House and Se
Baker to veto plan to test-out miles traveled tax
WWLP Springfield / Posted 18 days ago
but bicyclists, pedestrians and others. The bill agreed to by the House and Senate included a Senate plan directing the Massachusetts Department of Transportation to apply to the federal government for a grant to pilot a vehicle-miles-traveled... Read more
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Boston Globe
Stolen state police cruiser recovered in SomervilleSOMERVILLE, Mass. (AP) — Authorities say a state police cruiser that was stolen
Stolen state police cruiser recovered in Somerville
Boston Globe / Posted 18 days ago
SOMERVILLE, Mass. (AP) — Authorities say a state police cruiser that was stolen from a Massachusetts Department of Transportation maintenance facility was recovered in Somerville. State police spokesman David Procopio says the cruiser was stolen... Read more
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ABC 6 Providence
Stolen state police cruiser recovered in SomervilleSOMERVILLE, Mass. (AP) - Authorities say a state police cruiser that was stolen
Stolen state police cruiser recovered in Somerville
ABC 6 Providence / Posted 18 days ago
SOMERVILLE, Mass. (AP) - Authorities say a state police cruiser that was stolen from a Massachusetts Department of Transportation maintenance facility was recovered in Somerville. State police spokesman David Procopio says the cruiser was stolen... Read more
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Boston Globe
Stolen State Police cruiser found in SomervilleA State Police cruiser was found in Somerville after it was stolen from a Massa
Stolen State Police cruiser found in Somerville
Boston Globe / Posted 18 days ago
A State Police cruiser was found in Somerville after it was stolen from a Massachusetts Department of Transportation maintenance facility early Monday, the agency said. The cruiser, which was in the South Boston service yard for engine problems, was... Read more
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Berkshire Eagle
Bridge Street repairs to begin next weekGREAT BARRINGTON >> The Massachusetts Department of Transportation will s
Bridge Street repairs to begin next week
Berkshire Eagle / Posted 22 days ago
GREAT BARRINGTON >> The Massachusetts Department of Transportation will start repairs on the Bridge Street bridge at the beginning of next week, according to Department of Public Works Superintendent Joe Sokul. Contractors will be on site... Read more
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Lowell Sun
Four injured in I-495 crashHospital. A 38-year-old man from Brook, Conn. was driving the Freightliner and
Four injured in I-495 crash
Lowell Sun / Posted 22 days ago
Hospital. A 38-year-old man from Brook, Conn. was driving the Freightliner and sustained no injuries. State police, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation, and Littleton EMS, Police and Fire departments responded to the crash. The... Read more
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The Patriot Ledger
New Fore River Bridge span to be moved, lifted into place this summeruntil the fall of 2018. The state project’s budget is $244 million. Thomas J.
New Fore River Bridge span to be moved, lifted into place this summer
The Patriot Ledger / Posted 23 days ago
until the fall of 2018. The state project’s budget is $244 million. Thomas J. Tinlin, highway administrator for the Massachusetts Department of Transportation, said through an emailed statement released by agency spokeswoman Jacquelyn... Read more
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WWLP Springfield
Many still not refunded after overcharge at E-ZPass tollswe’ve learned a lot of you haven’t been reimbursed yet. We’ve received your ca
Many still not refunded after overcharge at E-ZPass tolls
WWLP Springfield / Posted 23 days ago
we’ve learned a lot of you haven’t been reimbursed yet. We’ve received your calls and e-mails telling us that the Massachusetts Department of Transportation said you’d be reimbursed within a few days. However, a week later, many of you... Read more
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Boston Globe
MassDOT appoints director of newly created Sustainable MobilityThe Massachusetts Department of Transportation appointed its director for the n
MassDOT appoints director of newly created Sustainable Mobility
Boston Globe / Posted 24 days ago
The Massachusetts Department of Transportation appointed its director for the newly created position of director of Sustainable Mobility, which will focus on bringing more modes of travel to more people throughout the Commonwealth, authorities... Read more
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The Herald News
Expect delays on Veterans Memorial Bridge today, ThursdayBridge can expect delays today and Thursday this week as the bascules are raise
Expect delays on Veterans Memorial Bridge today, Thursday
The Herald News / Posted 24 days ago
Bridge can expect delays today and Thursday this week as the bascules are raised periodcially for bridge testing, say Massachusetts Department of Transportation officials. They announced the bridge openings between Fall River and Somerset... Read more
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The Wanderer
Illegal Apartment May Not Be Usedaffected by stormwater runoff and that it was a safety issue to allow a curb cu
Illegal Apartment May Not Be Used
The Wanderer / Posted 25 days ago
affected by stormwater runoff and that it was a safety issue to allow a curb cut on Route 6. She was informed that the Massachusetts Department of Transportation would be the governing body regarding a curb cut on the state highway, not the... Read more
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The Patriot Ledger
Traffic backed up on Route 3 North as crews clear two crashesup for miles this morning after a pair of crashes in Pembroke and Hanover force
Traffic backed up on Route 3 North as crews clear two crashes
The Patriot Ledger / Posted 25 days ago
up for miles this morning after a pair of crashes in Pembroke and Hanover forced cars to squeeze by in a single lane. The Massachusetts Department of Transportation said a rollover crash near exit 12 in Pembroke had closed two lanes around 7 a.m.... Read more
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Boston Globe
Commissioner Evans: Uber, Lyft drivers should be fingerprintedare. And it would impose a fee of 20 cents per ride on the companies, with the
Commissioner Evans: Uber, Lyft drivers should be fingerprinted
Boston Globe / Posted 25 days ago
are. And it would impose a fee of 20 cents per ride on the companies, with the proceeds split among municipalities, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation, and a fund to help the taxi industry adapt to changing technology. It was unclear... Read more
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WWLP Springfield
MBTA facing $100 million deficitpositions, such as chief technology officer, while also consolidating administr
MBTA facing $100 million deficit
WWLP Springfield / Posted 25 days ago
positions, such as chief technology officer, while also consolidating administrative functions between the MBTA and the Massachusetts Department of Transportation, which handles state highways and the Registry of Motor Vehicles. A presentation... Read more
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WWLP Springfield
Highway signs warning drivers about construction zone safety– The next time you’re on the highway you might notice warnings that read “Behi
Highway signs warning drivers about construction zone safety
WWLP Springfield / Posted 25 days ago
– The next time you’re on the highway you might notice warnings that read “Behind Work Zones…Are Working People”. The Massachusetts Department of Transportation is posting them to remind drivers to go slow and be alert when you’re driving... Read more
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Boston Globe
Commissioner Evans: Uber, Lyft drivers should be fingerprintedCharlie Baker, would impose a 20-cent-per-ride fee on the companies, with the p
Commissioner Evans: Uber, Lyft drivers should be fingerprinted
Boston Globe / Posted 26 days ago
Charlie Baker, would impose a 20-cent-per-ride fee on the companies, with the proceeds split among cities, towns, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation, and a fund to help the taxi and livery businesses. The measure would allow... Read more
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WWLP Springfield
Taxi drivers: New Uber, Lyft regulations don’t go far enoughby the state. They will also have to pay the state 20 cents per ride- revenue t
Taxi drivers: New Uber, Lyft regulations don’t go far enough
WWLP Springfield / Posted 26 days ago
by the state. They will also have to pay the state 20 cents per ride- revenue that will be shared by cities, towns, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation, and a special fund created to help the taxi industry. Cab driver Raymond Rivera... Read more
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Boston Globe
State lawmakers give late OK to Uber, energy billsof drivers. It would impose a 20-cent-per-ride fee on the companies, with the p
State lawmakers give late OK to Uber, energy bills
Boston Globe / Posted 26 days ago
of drivers. It would impose a 20-cent-per-ride fee on the companies, with the proceeds split among cities, towns, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation, and a fund to help the taxi and livery businesses. And it would allow drivers to... Read more
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WWLP Springfield
I-91 south in Springfield to be closed on August 1st & 2ndSPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – The Massachusetts Department of Transportation plan
I-91 south in Springfield to be closed on August 1st & 2nd
WWLP Springfield / Posted 28 days ago
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – The Massachusetts Department of Transportation plans to close I-91 south and Exit 1A on I-291 west, so the contractor can replace bearings on the viaduct. On Monday, August 1st and Tuesday, August 2nd, from 11:00 p.m. to... Read more
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WWLP Springfield
West Columbus Ave. to be closed due to I-91 demolitionSPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – The Massachusetts Department of Transportation anno
West Columbus Ave. to be closed due to I-91 demolition
WWLP Springfield / Posted 28 days ago
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – The Massachusetts Department of Transportation announced on Friday that for the next few weeks, through mid-August, West Columbus Avenue will be closed from I-291 to Gridiron Street, Sunday’s through Thursday’s, from 9:00... Read more
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Boston Globe
Crash on I-495 in Boxborough causing delaysenroute pic.twitter.com/AM2drwKcUG The crash happened in the northbound side o
Crash on I-495 in Boxborough causing delays
Boston Globe / Posted 29 days ago
enroute pic.twitter.com/AM2drwKcUG The crash happened in the northbound side of I-495 near exit 28, according to the Massachusetts Department of Transportation. Boxborough Police tweeted a video of the medical helicopter landing on the... Read more
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Berkshire Eagle
Paving expected to begin Aug. 8 on Route 7 and 20 in Lenoxsite work next week on a section of Route 7 and 20 in preparation for paving, w
Paving expected to begin Aug. 8 on Route 7 and 20 in Lenox
Berkshire Eagle / Posted 29 days ago
site work next week on a section of Route 7 and 20 in preparation for paving, which is expected to begin Aug. 8. The Massachusetts Department of Transportation has updated its plans for the construction project from the Guardian Insurance Co.... Read more
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Leominster Champion
Construction on Mechanic Street started this week | July 29, 2016The Massachusetts Department of Transportation has announced that the Mechanic
Construction on Mechanic Street started this week | July 29, 2016
Leominster Champion / Posted 30 days ago
The Massachusetts Department of Transportation has announced that the Mechanic Street project moved from underground pipe work to road construction starting at 7 a.m. Monday, July 25. The work is scheduled to continue for two weeks. Working on the... Read more

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