Friday, July 19, 2024

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Tag: MassDOT

Special needs performing arts camp seeks children to participate

Pizzi invites neurodivergent children, children with autism who have low support needs, and any child with a disability to join the camp, which is free, and set to run August 5 through 9 at Berkshire Community College.

News Briefs: GB election openings; MassTrails application deadline

The last day to take out nomination papers for the Great Barrington town election is Friday, March 22, and the deadline for filing nomination papers with the town clerk is Tuesday, March 26.

The Rubber Bridge must bounce back

That Day came up with such a bold housing plan is remarkable; that he did so in concert with the priest is further amazing, allowing as he did the opportunity for the parish to sell building lots to help fund its church construction.

Cottage Street Bridge closing to all traffic on Wednesday, Dec. 19, at noon

Engineers for the town are working on a design for the repair plan, which would allow the bridge to re-open.

News Briefs: Pignatelli appointed to rail study advisory committee; Hinds’ holiday open house; expansion grant for CHP; priority designation for Mount Washington

Through a partnership with the Nature Conservancy, the Schenob Brook restoration/Becker Pond Dam removal project will benefit wild Eastern brook trout and other species threatened by the effects of climate change.

News Briefs: Berkshire Museum art sales complete; Hinds appointed to rail committee

MassDOT’s East-West Passenger Rail Study is charged with evaluating strategies for providing passenger rail service between Boston and Pittsfield by way of Springfield.

The DOT has a PR problem; give the roundabout a fair hearing

I would like to see us give the roundabout a fair hearing. It might just be that traffic engineers (and drivers all around the world) know what they’re doing.

Rough going for MassDOT officials selling new Great Barrington ’roundabout’

"It seems like nobody here thinks this is worthwhile." -- Bill McTeigue of McTeigue and McClelland jewelers

News Briefs: GB town manager forum; GB roundabout hearing; RMV warns of unofficial websites

The Department of Transportation will present its proposal for a roundabout construction project at the intersection of Main and Maple streets in Great Barrington at a public hearing Tuesday, Nov. 20.

News Briefs: Firefighters graduate from call/volunteer academy; building permits spike; MassDOT bikeability guide

Building inspector Ed May attributes the increased revenue and inspection work to a wave of commercial investment and construction in Great Barrington, along with some high-end homes in the area.

News Briefs: Neal endorses Harrington; MassTrails program

MassTrails will provide a total of approximately $5 million in matching grants through the first round of funding in fiscal year 2020 and will also offer technical assistance and resources to individuals, municipalities, non-profits and other public entities to design, construct and maintain high-quality Massachusetts trails.

Expect delays in Great Barrington: New water mains need to be buried 12 feet under railroad tracks

While the main is being replaced beneath the tracks, traffic will be reduced to one lane, so motorists should expect some delays during peak traffic times. As required by law, a pair of police officers will direct traffic around the clock.

Berkshire Flyer pilot rail service funded for 2020; passenger rail on Housatonic line remains a question mark

Skeptics of the Berkshire Flyer weekend-only, tourist-oriented concept support instead a daily passenger rail service from New York's Grand Central Terminal via Connecticut and up through the Housatonic Valley to the Berkshires that would include four stations in Berkshire County: Sheffield; Great Barrington; Lee; and the terminus at the Intermodal Transportation Center in Pittsfield.

News Briefs: Early voting to begin; Mass Pike lane closures

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation has announced that, beginning Tuesday, Oct. 9, and continuing through Friday, Oct. 12, there will be various daytime and overnight lane closures on I-90 east- and westbound in West Stockbridge, Becket and Lee.

News Briefs: Berkshire Museum searches for new executive director; Fairview participates in emergency drill; Lafayette Trail bill

On Saturday Sept. 15, Fairview Hospital participated in an exercise of the National Disaster Medical System exercise.

Division Street bridge rating downgraded by state, now deemed ‘structurally deficient’

The rickety-looking bridge has long been the subject of complaints and concerns of nearby residents and passersby who have questioned its structural integrity and the appropriateness of allowing large vehicles such as dump trucks and semi-tractor trailers to rumble over its pockmarked decking.

News Briefs: Delgado phone bank; draft Pedestrian Transportation Plan available for public comment

The draft Pedestrian Transportation Plan is now available for public comment and an open house forum will take place Thursday, Sept. 20, at the State Transportation Building in Boston.

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