The $3.8 million Accelerated Bridge (ABP) project began construction in June 2009. MassDOT worked with contractor RDA Construction of Canton and local officials to accelerate the project delivery by using a single phase of construction with the bridge closed and traffic detoured. The result moved the completion date forward 10 months.
Pedestrian access will remain closed until early 2010 while the contractor completes final minor work. View more photos on MassDOT's Flickr page. Check out the Accelerated Bridge Program website to learn more.
Governor Patrick Announces Knowledge Corridor Line Purchase posted on Aug 20
Governor Deval Patrick today announced an agreement in principle allowing the Commonwealth to purchase the Knowledge Corridor rail line between East Northfield and Springfield from Pan Am Southern, a joint venture of Pan Am and Norfolk Southern. The 49-mile segment of rail is currently undergoing …Continue Reading Governor Patrick Announces Knowledge Corridor Line Purchase
Morton Street Bridge Opens Ahead of Schedule posted on Aug 19
MassDOT announced the successful opening of the new Morton Street Bridge in Mattapan more than a full day ahead of the already accelerated schedule. The original structurally deficient bridge carrying Morton Street over the MBTA commuter rail tracks closed on Friday, August 8 for final …Continue Reading Morton Street Bridge Opens Ahead of Schedule
Berkley: Padelford Street Bridge Opens posted on Aug 18
MassDOT’s Highway Division Administrator Frank DePaola today joined state and local officials in celebrating the opening of the new Padelford Street Bridge in Berkley. The $5.65 million project used fast track “Design Build” rapid construction techniques to replace the bridge structure. The result: a limited …Continue Reading Berkley: Padelford Street Bridge Opens