Gov. Patrick Announces Transportation Projects
Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick has announced the first projects that will be paid for by the $500 million transportation finance bill approved by the legislature in July
The Massachusetts Turnpike will be fitted with an all electronic -open road tolling system. MassDOT Highway Adminstrator Frank DePaola said one of the benefits will be reduced traffic congestion.
The open road tolling project is expected to be fully operational in 2016. Other projects green-lighted by Governor Patrick are the straightening of a half-mile of the turnpike in Alston-Brighton to eliminate a bottleneck and the purchase of more than 200 new subway cars in Boston.