Post Content

Becket Bridge 1 6NOV09 A Becket bridge replaced as part of Governor Patrick's Accelerated Bridge Program opens Monday, November 9, well ahead of the original schedule. 

The $850,000 project replaced the McNerney Road Bridge over Shaker Mill Brook.  The original 45-year old bridge was closed following a July 2007 inspection that found significant deterioration, causing a 4.5 mile detour for local motorists.

MassDOT's Highway Division accelerated the advertising with a contract bid in March and construction beginning in June 2009.  The contract with Roach & Sons included financial incentives based on accelerating work schedules that were met and exceeded.  The bridge was originally scheduled to open in late 2010.  Contract incentives targeted opening in December 2009.  The Becket bridge will now open instead on Monday following just 139 days of construction.  

Learn more about the eight-year, $3 billion Accelerated Bridge Program to repair structurally-deficient bridges across the Commonwealth.

Written By:

Recent Posts

Bay State Bike Week is Almost Here! posted on Apr 29

Bay State Bike Week is Almost Here!

What could be better than April breaking the 70 degree mark? The beginning of May, because we’re getting ready for Bay State Bike Week! Every May, Massachusetts residents and bike commuters come together to celebrate human-powered, two-wheeled transportation during Bay State Bike Week. This year,   …Continue Reading Bay State Bike Week is Almost Here!

Ashland: Governor Baker Reviews MBTA Infrastructure Investments Progress posted on Apr 28

Ashland: Governor Baker Reviews MBTA Infrastructure Investments Progress

Governor Charlie Baker today visited a Keolis work site in Ashland to review the progress on infrastructure upgrades the MBTA is making as part of a larger effort the MBTA, its Fiscal and Management Control Board (FMCB) and leadership are making to improve service, access,   …Continue Reading Ashland: Governor Baker Reviews MBTA Infrastructure Investments Progress

Walk & Bike to School Day May 4th! posted on Apr 28

Walk & Bike to School Day May 4th!

Students Across the Commonwealth Will Be Celebrating Massachusetts Walk and Bike To School Day on May 4th. Double knot those shoelaces, and pump up those tires as Massachusetts Walk and Bike to School day is fast approaching. This is the 7th consecutive year for the   …Continue Reading Walk & Bike to School Day May 4th!