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The Way Forward – A 21 st –Century Transportation Plan Frank DePaola, P.E. Administrator, Highway Division April 2013 Massachusetts Department of Transportation.

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1 The Way Forward – A 21 st –Century Transportation Plan Frank DePaola, P.E. Administrator, Highway Division April 2013 Massachusetts Department of Transportation

2 May 9, 2015| Leading the Nation in Transportation Excellence | Highway Construction Expenditures by Source

3 May 9, 2015| Leading the Nation in Transportation Excellence | Highway Construction Expenditures by Type

4 May 9, 2015| Leading the Nation in Transportation Excellence | MEGA PROJECTS

5 May 9, 2015| Leading the Nation in Transportation Excellence | MassDOT Pavement in Excellent or Good Condition (CRSI)

6 May 9, 2015| Leading the Nation in Transportation Excellence |

7 May 9, 2015| Leading the Nation in Transportation Excellence | Projected ABP Spending (By State Fiscal Year)

8 May 9, 2015| Leading the Nation in Transportation Excellence | Available Toll Revenue

9 May 9, 2015| Leading the Nation in Transportation Excellence | Forecasted MHS Spending

10 May 9, 2015| Leading the Nation in Transportation Excellence | I-90 over I-95, Charles St., the Charles R., and MBTA/CSX RR, Newton/Weston  Built in the mid-1960s  Structure over CSX/MBTA RR is SD  Structure over I-95/Charles River’s deck and superstructure are rated 5; substructure rated 6  Additional lanes should be added  ADT up to 104,393  MHS funding

11 May 9, 2015| Leading the Nation in Transportation Excellence |

12 May 9, 2015| Leading the Nation in Transportation Excellence | State of Good Repair Priorities – The Next 10 Years

13 May 9, 2015| Leading the Nation in Transportation Excellence | State of Good Repair Priorities – The Next 10 Years Bridge Program $1.175 billion 1/3 of the proposed funding would be used for regional projects and the remainder would be used to accelerate repairs to bridges. Multimodal Highway Program $1.25 billion Would fund a statewide portfolio of hundreds of local and regional projects. Highway Preservation Facilities & Systems $400 million For municipal programs; roadside traffic and travel information; and completion of an integrated asset management system.

14 May 9, 2015| Leading the Nation in Transportation Excellence | Bicycle & Pedestrian Facilities $430 million Dedicated funding to construct and improve bicycle and pedestrian facilities owned/managed by both MassDOT and the Department of Conservation & Recreation. Chapter 90 $1.0 billion An additional $100 million per year to increase the annual allotment from $200 million to $300 million per year. Regional Priority Projects $930 million Would funds three major highway projects of regional significance.

15 May 9, 2015| Leading the Nation in Transportation Excellence | I-93/I-95 Interchange Improvements Reading, Woburn, and Stoneham  Full Interchange Reconstruction  Busiest interchange in New England (375,000 vehicles per day)  Highest crash rates (per million vehicles) of any of its kind in Mass.  GOAL: Address geometric and operational deficiencies  Remove the northwest and southeast loop ramps, remove all weaves and provide a northbound connector ramp on Route 128/I- 95 to I-93 with split ramps from Washington Street to remove the weave to I-93.  Add-a-lane on Route 128/I-95 through the interchange corridor to create 4-lane cross section, reducing congestion.  Substantially benefit regional travel with improved operations and safety.  Cost (2015): $320 Million

16 Massachusetts Department of Transportation I-93/I-95 Interchange Improvements Bird’s Eye View showing reconstructed interchange with new flyover ramps

17 May 9, 2015| Leading the Nation in Transportation Excellence | I-93/I-95/University Ave./Dedham St. Canton, Dedham, Norwood, Westwood  Full Interchange Reconstruction  238,500 vehicles per day, high crash location with truck roll overs, multi-mile long queues on I-95/I-93 due to weaving movements on I- 95  Address the geometric and operational deficiencies at I-95/I-93 interchange and at Dedham Street on-ramp to I-95 SB  Add-a-lane on I-95 NB from Dedham Street to I-93 and on I-95 SB from I- 93 to Neponset Street.  Adds I-95 NB off-ramp to Dedham Street.  Attracts cut-through traffic from residential Canton streets to I-95  Supports multi-modal travel by improving access to Route 128 Train Station.  Creates 43 acre park in place of MassDOT’s abandon 1970’s Inner Belt  Substantially benefits regional travel with improved operations and safety.  Cost (2012): $225 Million

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19 May 9, 2015| Leading the Nation in Transportation Excellence |  Major structure that carries I-91 through Springfield over city streets and a parking garage  Combined length of 2,329 feet  ADT = 107,100  Portions of deck are structurally deficient  Superstructure and substructure are nearing deficient status (currently rated as 5)  Not on STIP  Estimate for superstructure replacement: $363,900,000 I-91 Viaduct, Springfield

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