Transportation Secretary James Aloisi, Jr. visited Lawrence to announce the Patrick-Murray Administration's reconstruction of the Route 28 (Broadway Street) bridge over the Merrimack River as part of the historic eight-year, $3 billion Accelerated Bridge Program.
The $10.3 million project involves complete reconstruction of the bridge, including new concrete deck and repair of the existing structural steel. The work will be performed in three stages with one lane of traffic opened in each direction and one sidewalk open at all times for pedestrians. The project is scheduled for completion in November 2011.
The Broadway (Edward O’Leary) Bridge was built in 1935. Its granite abutments date to 1882, when an iron truss bridge was constructed to replace the Andover Bridge, a wood-frame covered bridge built in 1848 and destroyed by fire in 1881.
The Accelerated Bridge Program will expedite the repair and replacement of Massachusetts bridges in the most urgent need, reducing by at least 250 the number of structurally-deficient bridges by 2016. The program will create thousands of engineering and construction jobs and provide long term savings in avoided inflation and deferred maintenance costs.
Check out the latest information on the Accelerated Bridge Program on the interactive ABP website.
Route 79/Braga Bridge Project Public Meeting Set posted on Apr 17
Please join MassDOT at a public meeting for an update on construction progress on the Route 79/Braga Bridge Improvements Project, as follows: Wednesday, April 30, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm, Heritage State Park Auditorium, 200 Davol Street, Fall River The meeting will include an opportunity …Continue Reading Route 79/Braga Bridge Project Public Meeting Set
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