The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) today unveiled a new website www.mass.gov/massdot/dotave devoted to keeping residents and area businesses informed about the progress of the $15.6 million Dorchester Avenue stimulus project.
The project is part of the Patrick-Murray Administration's Massachusetts Recovery Plan to secure the state's economic future.
An update will be sent via email to the community and added to www.mass.gov/massdot/dotave every two weeks highlighting a general description of work locations, activities and hours. Specific anticipated lane closures and any restrictions on parking and pedestrian travel ways throughout the project work area will be included.
The work schedule from March 15-26 is as follows:
Traffic signal and conduit installation at Peabody Square, East Cottage/Crescent, Old Colony. The Clock island fence at Peabody Square will be removed. The work hours are 7am – 3pm weekdays.
At Peabody Square, the pass through that runs between the clock island and Store 24 will be closed.
There will be no parking in the work zone from 7am – 4pm, Mon. – Fri.
If you have questions or concerns please send feedback to John.Romano@state.ma.us or call MassDOT at 617-248-2822.
The Dorchester Avenue project will will improve safety and mobility at four major intersections along the Dorchester Avenue corridor: Andrews Square, Glover's Corner, Fields Corner and Peabody Square. An additional 11 intersections will receive traffic signal equipment upgrades and interconnection and hardwire control to the City of Boston Traffic Management Center. All intersections will see accessibility and bicycle accommodation improvements.