The bridge preservation work is taking place under the Patrick Administration’s historic Accelerated Bridge Program (ABP), a $3 Billion recovery effort to repair bridges throughout the state.
One of the bridges provides a critical connection between Route I-95/Route 128 and Routes 1 and 129 and will re-open to its full width on Wednesday, November 11, 2009, 10 months ahead of the original schedule.
The second bridge, which provides a connection between Route 1 north and Route I-95/Route 128 north, is slated to re-open to its full width within the next week, subject to the continuation of favorable weather conditions to allow some minor work to take place.
The bridge decks on these structures were demolished and rebuilt according to the highest quality control and safety standards. After the winter months, additional work will take place to clean and paint the structural steel portions of the bridges.
More information and updates about the Accelerated Bridge Program is available here.
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MassDOT encourages travelers to plan ahead and travel safely during the Memorial Day holiday weekend. The heaviest traffic is observed during Thursday, Friday, and Monday afternoons and early evenings. Drivers are encouraged to make travel plans accordingly and if possible avoid peak traffic volumes between …Continue Reading Plan Ahead for Memorial Day Weekend Travel
MBTA: Hoverboards Not Allowed posted on May 24
Effective immediately, hoverboards are prohibited on all MBTA property, including stations, buses, subways, trains, and commuter boats. MBTA subway and bus personnel, along with Keolis Commuter Rail staff have been informed that customers with hoverboards shall not be permitted to bring such devices into MBTA …Continue Reading MBTA: Hoverboards Not Allowed
MBTA General Manager DePaola Retirement posted on May 24
Frank DePaola, P.E., who has served as General Manager of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) since February 2015, announced to staff that he plans to retire after his current appointment expires on June 30. Secretary of Transportation Stephanie Pollack thanked DePaola in a letter …Continue Reading MBTA General Manager DePaola Retirement