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.
Fall River Milestone: New Route 79 Southbound Roadway Open posted on Jul 1
MassDOT contractors in Fall River have reached another milestone with the opening of the new Route 79 southbound roadway. The temporary off-ramp from Route 79 South to South Davol Street has been closed. Southbound traffic from Davol Street will continue to use South Davol Street …Continue Reading Fall River Milestone: New Route 79 Southbound Roadway Open
Plan Ahead for July 4 Travel posted on Jun 29
MassDOT encourages the public to travel safely on the 4th of July holiday weekend, drive during lower volume times on major roadways, and use public transportation where possible. MassDOT suspends all construction work on major arterial roadways from 12 p.m., Friday, July 1, through the …Continue Reading Plan Ahead for July 4 Travel
Safe Routes to Schools: Baker-Polito Administration Honors 13 posted on Jun 29
Lt. Governor Karyn Polito today joined MassDOT in honoring 13 schools and individuals for their work to promote and train students to bicycle and walk to school in a safe manner as part of the Safe Routes to School Program. “I am thrilled to see …Continue Reading Safe Routes to Schools: Baker-Polito Administration Honors 13