The Hammond Hill Road Bridge over the Little River was identified as structurally deficient and closed for repairs in late August. MassHighway contractors with assistance from the Town repaired deteriorated beams, installed new concrete deck, improved sidewalks, and replaced the bridge railings and approach.
Less than one month later, the $163,000 project was done and the bridge reopened in mid-September. It is off the list of structurally-deficient bridges and the repairs should last for at least 20 years.
Visit the Accelerated Bridge Program website to learn more about the $3 billion, 8-year program to dramatically reduce the number of deficient bridges.
MassDOT: Federal Emergency Management Agency Reimbursements posted on Feb 18
MassDOT has succeeded in recovering more than $21 million dollars from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in 2016 for past disaster events. These are reimbursements for MassDOT operations and logistics during past federal government disaster declarations and the reimbursements have been deposited into the …Continue Reading MassDOT: Federal Emergency Management Agency Reimbursements
MassDOT to Expand Pothole Tracking Program posted on Feb 17
MassDOT has announced that it is in the process of expanding its new, innovative pothole information program which was piloted in areas of Central and Western Massachusetts over the past year and includes an online MassDOT Potholes Dashboard that provides data to the public. This …Continue Reading MassDOT to Expand Pothole Tracking Program
Baker-Polito Administration Announces First Municipal Small Bridge Program Awards posted on Feb 16
Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito, municipal leaders, and MassDOT officials today announced the first two awards through the Baker-Polito Administration’s Municipal Small Bridge Program. A ceremony was held in Lenox to award a total of $750,000 to the towns of Washington and Blandford for small bridge …Continue Reading Baker-Polito Administration Announces First Municipal Small Bridge Program Awards