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.
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