Tuesday, January 8, 2013
There are a lot of people who have trouble obeying the speed limit, but which street in Plymouth do you think has the biggest problem with speeding?
Many people have trouble obeying the speed limit, but is there one particular area of Plymouth where people tend to speed most often? Is there one street in Plymouth where people often drive too fast? Tell us in the comments section below. Like us on Facebook | Follow us on Twitter | Sign up for our newsletter
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Old Sandwich Road is a four-mile stretch of potholes washouts, and people who drive on it every day invited to a meeting to discuss what to do about the road.
The sign posted on Old Sandwich Road near Valinor Farm makes it clear: The irate stick figure and the bold letters asking drivers that if they "Hate This Road?" to do something about it. Tonight, irate drivers will be able to discuss what can be done with the one of the oldest public roads in the country. The meeting will be held in the Cedarville Community Center at the Cedarville Fire Station tonight at 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, September 22, 2012
The Massachusetts Department of Transportation will kick off a series of statewide public meetings next week, engaging with residents, community leaders and business owners to discuss the future of transportation in the Commonwealth.
Saturday, September 22, 2012
Release from the Massachusetts Department of Transportation Legislation passed in August requires the Department to host at least six public meetings in advance of developing a long-term financing plan for the state’s transportation system next year. To ensure that all regions of the Commonwealth are represented, MassDOT will hold 15 meetings. “Every person in the Commonwealth has a stake in our transportation system,” said MassDOT Secretary and CEO Richard A. Davey. “Whether someone drives, walks, takes public transit or rides their bike, there is rarely a day that goes by that they don’t interact with the system. These statewide discussions are intended to allow the users of our system to share their ideas, thoughts and proposals for …
Thursday, June 28, 2012
The Massachusetts Legislature enacted legislation to provide $200 million in Chapter 90 funds to cities and towns across the Commonwealth.
Thursday, June 28, 2012
The Massachusetts Legislature enacted legislation to provide $200 million in Chapter 90 funds to cities and towns across the Commonwealth, Senate President Therese Murray, D-Plymouth, announced Wednesday. The Chapter 90 funds may be used for local projects such as rebuilding and repairing local roads and bridges. Plymouth will receive $1,479,004 in highway funds for fiscal year 2013. "Keeping our roads and bridges in working order is essential for the health and safety of our residents and local economies," Murray said. "These funds are another boost to the maintenance of municipal roads and bridges. It is vital that we give our cities and towns the resources they need to make necessary investments in infrastructure as they continue to …
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
The state Department of Transportation proposes to install three sets of lights along Samoset Street from Route 3 to Court Street.
The eastern-most end of Route 44 runs .83 miles. The Department of Transportation plans improvements all along its short length. A public hearing in the library Monday night revealed details of the plan. It will cost an estimated $4.4 million. The plans are at the 25 percent completion stage. No time frame for the beginning or completion of the project exists at this stage. The project has a goal of improving pedestrian access. So, it proposes to repair or replace sidewalks throughout, making them compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act, and to create a signalized crosswalk at the Route 3 intersection. The project would re-stripe Samoset Street in front of the Hess station to create a left-turn-only lane onto Royal Street. The …
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Samoset Street and North and South Park streets will be widened and repaved. MassDOT will hold a hearing on the project tonight.
Samoset Street, the old Route 44, will be widened, receive new sidewalks and a bicycle lane under a plan by the state Department of Transportation to repair and repave the road. The public will have a chance to weigh in on the design at a public hearing today, April 11, at the Main Branch Library. The hearing will begin at 7 p.m. and preliminary design plans should be available at that time. The public is also invited to comment on the reconstruction through a form available at Town Hall. According to the press release for the hearing, the construction will require some land takings along either side of Samoset Street. Any eminent domain takings and purchases will have to be done by the town, according to the release; a standard agreement …
Monday, February 21, 2011
Residents say the condition of Plymouth's gravel roads is caused directly by the DPW's lack of maintenance. DPW promises to make repairs.
Every day twice a day Keven Joyce drives on Old Sandwich Road, navigating the worn-out road, the potholes, the frost heaves, and after this week’s thaw and freeze cycle, a flood and a sheet of ice. With dozens of gravel and paved roads in terrible condition, Joyce, a Town Meeting representative and chairman of Precinct 5, says Old Sandwich is one of the worst. After talking with DPW assistant director Dennis Westgate, Joyce went to the Board of Selectmen Tuesday night. “In my opinion, it’s almost impassible and I think it should be shut down until some kind of solution can be found,” Joyce said during the public comment period. He said one section in particular has been hit hard by this winter’s nasty weather. “The section of road south of…