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MassDOT Advisory: Blandford, Russell, Otis, Becket and Lee

The work is scheduled to begin in some locations at 7:00 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 12, and will continue at different locations and time frames through to 4:00 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 16.

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East-West Passenger Rail Study Public Meeting

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation will host the third public information meeting for the East-West Passenger Rail Study on Thursday, Oct. 22, from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

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RMV Further Extends Designated Hours for Older Customers

The senior hours are held on Wednesdays (hours vary by location) for customers 75 years of age or older whose driver's license or ID card expires in September, October, November and December including customers whose licenses / IDs were originally extended earlier this year and are expired.

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MassDOT: October Is Distracted Driver Month

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) is highlighting October as Distracted Driving Awareness Month and the importance of the "hands-free" law, signed by Governor Charlie Baker, which took effect on Feb. 23, 2020.

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Construction Operations on I-90 Eastbound and Westbound

The work is scheduled to begin in some locations at 7:00 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 5, and will continue at different locations and time frames through to 3:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 9.

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Berkshire Line Railroad Track Improvement Project Phase II

The work, which began on Monday, Sept. 21, will be conducted along the railroad right of way and consists of installing new stone ballast, replacing jointed rail with new continuously welded rail, replacing turnout switches, and reconstructing private crossings.

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MassDOT High School Video Contest

The contest serves as an initiative within the Massachusetts Strategic Highway Safety Plan to promote safe walking, bicycling, and driving behaviors within the Commonwealth. The contest, which began in 2014, encourages high school students to showcase their understanding of roadway safety across all travel modes to try to decrease pedestrian and bicyclist injuries and fatalities.

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MassDOT Announces Shared Streets & Spaces Program Funding Awards

The program, which was launched on June 10, provides technical and funding assistance to help Massachusetts cities and towns conceive, design and implement tactical changes to curbs, streets, on-street parking spaces and off-street parking lots in support of public health, safe mobility and renewed commerce.

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MassDOT Innovation Series Virtual Webinar

The webinar is scheduled to be held on Thursday, Sept. 24, at 2:00 p.m. via Zoom and will be open to the general public at no cost.

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MassDOT Advisory: Montgomery, Blandford, Russell, Otis, Becket and Lee

The work is scheduled to begin in some locations at 7:00 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 21, and will continue at different locations and time frames through to 3:30 p.m. on Friday, September 25.

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MassDOT Labor Day Travel Advisory

In addition to high traffic volumes on some routes, the pandemic means large gatherings should be avoided. There will be limited public amenities at some destinations, there will be a need to pack essential items including face coverings, and, if visiting specific states, travelers will be required to quarantine for 14 days upon return to Massachusetts.

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Williamstown Conservation Commission OKs Patch Work on Route 43

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation this month will do some repair work on Route 43, but a full rebuild of Water Street south of Latham Street is still several years away.

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MassDOT Offering Municipal Grants to Outdoor Dining, Mobility

Towns and cities trying to aid businesses in reopening will have access to some $5 million in grants through the state Department of Transportation.

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Williamstown Con Comm OKs Route 43 Paving Project

The portion of the highway in question, known as Green River Road, runs along the river from Five Corners intersection with Route 7 north and east to Hopper Road.

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Adams Conservation Commission Approves Route 8 Plans

The Conservation Commission has approved plans to make improvements to a section of Route 8 next year.

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Adams Conservation Commission Sees Route 8 Plans

The state will rebuild about a mile of Route 8 from the Liberty Street intersection to where the bridge on Grove Street crosses over the Ashuwillticook Rail Trail.

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Adams, Cheshire Anticipate Paving Schedule for Ashuwillticook Trail

Officials in Adams and Cheshire are expecting an update this month on the schedule for repaving 11.2 miles of the Ashuwillticook Rail Trail.

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Lanesborough Officially Open Narragansett Avenue Bridge

Just over $7 million in Federal Highway funds were used to completely replace the span over Pontoosuc Lake that provides important access for 150 or so residents.

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Wednesday Deadline for Williamstown Residents to Weigh in on Bike Path Delay

The Select Board sent a letter Monday expressing its displeasure with yet another delay on a long-planned bike path through town.

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More than 100 Turn Out for Williamstown Meeting on Route 43

The engineers promised to take into consideration all of the feedback as they go through a design process that is still in its early stages; the best-case scenario for putting the Latham-to-Hopper job out to bid is December 2020, MassDOT project manager John Gendall said after the forum.

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Mass DOT Seeks Input on Williamstown's Route 43 at Wednesday Meeting

The State Department of Transportation will seek input on Wednesday from residents about ways to improve Route 43 from Latham Street to the Five Corners intersection with Route 7.

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North Adams Bike Trail Hearing Repeats Past Debates

Many of the arguments at the state Department of Transportation public hearing were repeats from past hearings during which abutters on Chenaille Terrace had asserted the bike path on city land would be detrimental to their neighborhood.

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