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The debris smashed the windshield of the SUV. (WBZ-TV).

SUV Hit By Debris Falling From Route 3A Overpass In Chelmsford

Several pieces of debris fell from the Route 3A overpass on Interstate 495 and smashed an SUV’s windshield Tuesday afternoon.

08/19/2014

(Photo credit: Boston University Police/Twitter)

‘Keep Calm And Drive On’ Among MassDOT Highway Saftey Sign Contest Winners

The other winners were “Make yah Ma proud, wear yah seatbelt,” to encourage belt use and “Put down the phone! Your LOLs and OMGs can wait,” to fight distracted driving.

08/14/2014

The truck lost its load on 128 north in Woburn at the Washington Street exit. (Photo courtesy: Scott Eck-WBZ NewsRadio 1030)

Cranberry Sludge Spill Turns Part Of Route 128 Red In Woburn

A truck spilled its load of “cranberry sludge” on Route 128 Thursday morning, painting the road red and slowing traffic during the morning commute.

08/14/2014

DAILY TALKER

Daily Talker: Winners Of MassDOT Highway Sign Contest Announced

One Friday morning in May, drivers on metro Boston roads actually noticed the message on the electronic highway signs, when MassDOT poked a little fun at the local accent with the phrase, “Changing lanes? Use ya blinkah!”

It became a social media phenomenon, with people suggesting their own messages on Facebook and Twitter. So state highway officials decided to hold a contest, and give three winners gift cards for gas and service plaza vendors.

The Boston Globe reports the winners of the DOTSpeak Highway Safety Message Contest will be officially announced Thursday,

08/14/2014

(WBZ-TV)

MassDOT Warns E-ZPass Customers About Potential Email Phishing Scam

Customers have received an e-mail from “E-ZPass Customer Service Center” with the subject, “Payment for driving on toll road” that MassDOT says is not from the toll transponder program.

07/08/2014

DAILY TALKER

Daily Talker: Move To All-Electronic Tolling Means No More Free Ride

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation is moving towards all electronic toll collection on bridges, tunnels, and the Mass Pike. That means some drivers who got a free ride, won’t anymore.

The WBZ I-Team has learned a toll of at least 40 cents will soon be added to the ramps at the West Newton interchange of the Mass Pike. Currently, drivers could get on at exit 16, then get off at exit 17 in Newton for free.

06/18/2014

The Inspector General has found some state vehicles have phony plates. (WBZ-TV)

I-Team: Inspector General Finds Phony Plates On Some State Vehicles

The I-Team has learned the state’s Inspector General is raising serious questions about how the agency in charge of transportation oversees its own vehicles.

06/02/2014

Rowers on Lake Quinsigamond pass by construction on the Burns Bridge in Worcester. (Karen Twomey photo)

Major MassDOT Work Underway On Roads And Bridges Around State

Mass DOT has several hundred projects underway resurfacing, repairing and expanding roads, rotaries, decks and ramps underway.

05/16/2014

MBTA

MassDOT To Raise Fares 5-Percent

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation has approved a 5-percent increase to MBTA fares.

05/14/2014

(Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

MassDOT: Mother’s Day Weekend One Of Worst For Traffic All Year

If you are traveling for Mother’s Day, be aware, you will have plenty of company Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

05/09/2014

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