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.
MBTA: New Locomotive Now in Service posted on Apr 16
MBTA General Manager Dr. Beverly Scott today at Boston North Station welcomed the first of 40 new Commuter Rail locomotives as it was placed into service on the Haverhill Line. To replace existing locomotives between 35 and 40 years old, the MBTA is procuring forty …Continue Reading MBTA: New Locomotive Now in Service
Plan Ahead: Holiday Weekend Travel posted on Apr 16
MassDOT encourages travelers to plan ahead, travel safely, and use public transportation where possible during the upcoming holiday weekend. Heavy traffic is expected due to Easter Sunday observances and Patriot’s Day/Marathon Monday, April 21. The heaviest traffic congestion on I-90 during busy holiday weekends is …Continue Reading Plan Ahead: Holiday Weekend Travel
Freight Rail Grants Announced posted on Apr 14
The Patrick Administration today announced the awarding of seven grants totaling $2.5 million for industrial rail projects as part of the 2014 Industrial Rail Access Program (IRAP). The IRAP funding for the seven projects is being matched by more than $1.9 million in private sector …Continue Reading Freight Rail Grants Announced