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This Thursday, The Mass Pike Straightening Project Begins Public Process

This Thursday, April 10, MassDOT will host a public meeting in Allston to discuss the upcoming Massachusetts Turnpike Straightening Project, a $260 million project to simplify the ramp system at the Allston interchange, replace the structurally deficient elevated portion of the turnpike, and better support and maintain the future all electronic “open road” tolling at the interchange. The […]

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Comments on the Arlington Improvements to the Minuteman Bikeway

MassDOT and the Town of Arlington are moving ahead with the Arlington Center Safe Travel Project, which would redesign the intersection of Massachusetts Avenue, Pleasant Street, and Mystic Street in Arlington. The aim of the project, which has been in the works since spring 2011, is to develop a connection for the Minuteman Bikeway at this busy […]

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Longfellow Bridge Construction: Progress, But Questions Remain

MassDOT recently held a public meeting with the firm selected to perform the reconstruction of the Longfellow Bridge, scheduled to start in earnest later this year and continue until 2016. Click here to see the April 9th meeting presentation. Originally, MassDOT intended to detour all Cambridge-bound motor vehicle and bicycle traffic for the duration of […]

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Victory For Biking On Casey Overpass Project

Thanks to the hard work of MassBike and many other advocacy organizations (most notably the Boston Cyclists Union, and also the Livable Streets Alliance and WalkBoston), the Massachusetts Department of Transportation announced earlier this month that the Casey Overpass will be brought at-grade. As Transportation Secretary Richard Davey stated, “The decision was made after an […]

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Construction Alert: Southwest Corridor

A quick heads up to the many cyclists using the Southwest Corridor in Boston: The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation, in partnership with other neighborhood organizations, will be coordinating construction work on the SW Corridor at the intersection of Lamartine and Centre Streets. They will be moving part of the crosswalk closer to the bike […]

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Craigie Drawbridge Bicycle Access Reminder

We posted about the Craigie Drawbridge closures back in November, but since the second round of project closures has begun, we wanted to leave a reminder. The Craigie Drawbridge is a major route between Boston, Cambridge, and Somerville for bicyclists and motorists. No inbound (Boston-bound) motor vehicle traffic will be permitted from January-April 2011. Outbound […]

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Bicycle Access During Craigie Drawbridge Replacement

The Craigie Drawbridge (one of the two bridges in front of the Museum of Science in Boston) is about to be replaced by MassDOT. Work will begin on November 6th and continue into April 2011. The entire drawbridge will be replaced during this period. A temporary bridge will provide two travel lanes across the river […]

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Construction Alert: Longfellow Bridge, Boston

We don’t usually issue alerts for local road construction, but this one will affect thousands of bicyclists daily for a few days/weeks. Bicyclists riding across the bridge from Cambridge to Boston are affected by construction near the Boston approach to Charles Circle. The bike lane and one travel lane are temporarily blocked to allow construction […]

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Traffic Advisory: Southwest Corridor Path Under Construction

DCR REPAIRING BIKE PATH ALONG SOUTHWEST CORRIDOR PARK WHAT: The Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) will be resurfacing portions of the bike path along the Southwest Corridor Park between Forest Hills and the Massachusetts Avenue T station. The work will correct surface defects such as exposed tree roots, providing a smoother ride for bicycle […]

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Traffic Advisory: BU Bridge

Massachusetts Department of Transportation TRAFFIC ADVISORY Evening/Overnight Bridge Closure Boston University Bridge On Sunday, February 21, 2010 through Thursday, March 4, 2010 the Boston University Bridge, which carries traffic over the Charles River between Cambridge and Boston, will be closed to traffic from 9 PM to 5 AM each week (Sunday to Thursday.) The upstream […]

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