Daily News Briefs, November 29, 2022

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Early Stage Of Massachusetts Turnpike And I-495 Interchange Transformation Begins

The Boston University Statehouse Program (via MetroWest Daily News) reports on Massachusetts DOT’s complete redesign and reconstruction of the I-495 and Massachusetts Turnpike (I-90) interchange, The first signs of construction activity are appearing this week as crews install temporary traffic barriers  for the $466 million project that won’t be completed until mid-2027. “Construction and replacement of the ramps will extend three-fourths of a mile in each direction of the interchange” and will completely transform the highway corridor, according to MassDOT official Barry Lorion. The state has contracted with the construction firms Barletta, O&G Industries and Aetna Bridge, and the design firm VHB to execute the project.

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North Carolina DOT Seeks Input On Wrong-Way Driving Detection Systems

The News & Observer editorial board notes that North Carolina DOT has issued a Request for Information about wrong-way driver detection and notification systems. (The RFI states that the information submitted “may support” development of a future Request for Proposals for systems to be installed as part of turnpike authority projects such as Complete 540.) The response deadline is January 13. The editors also comment on a rash of recent wrong-way driving collisions in the state that resulted in 12 fatalities.

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These are just some of the toll industry developments TRN is following.

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