The John Greenleaf Whittier Memorial Bridge across the Merrimack River was dedicated in 1954 to honor the acclaimed 19th century poet and abolitionist from Haverhill. But when the Massachusetts Department of Public Works (MDPW) designed the span linking Amesbury and Newburyport, they had someone else …Continue Reading New Whittier Bridge Evokes Classic Design
MassDOT is providing an update regarding upcoming construction work as part of the Longfellow Bridge Rehabilitation Project. Contractor White-Skanska-Consigli will temporarily perform demolition work during the first and second shifts beginning on Monday, January 5, 2015. This schedule will be in place for four to …Continue Reading Longfellow Bridge: Construction Update
MassDOT has scheduled a public information meeting for the Memorial Avenue Rotary Replacement Project in West Springfield. The meeting will be held as follows: Tuesday, December 2, 6:00 to 8:00 PM, J. Edward Christian Municipal Office Building, Justin Morgan Auditorium (2nd floor), 26 Central Street. …Continue Reading West Springfield: Memorial Avenue Rotary Public Meeting
If you’ve traveled along I-95 in Amesbury lately, you’re probably wondering about those unusual looking white blocks along the highway. The blocks are made of Expanded Polystyrene (or EPS), and are a creative solution to a challenge on the Whittier Bridge/I-95 Improvement Project. The blocks …Continue Reading Amesbury: What are those white blocks along I-95?
The Burns Bridge Project in Worcester-Shrewsbury will continue throughout the fall and winter. The project team reminds all wintertime recreational users of the following conditions on Lake Quinsigamond while the bridge is under construction: As during the winter of 2013-2014, an open navigation channel will …Continue Reading Burns Bridge Project: Winter Safety Update
MassDOT will begin implementing traffic changes for the next stage of construction for the Route 79/Braga Bridge Project on Wednesday, November 12. The following changes will be implemented in a phased approach through the middle of December: Vehicles on Route 79/138 (Broadway) bound for Interstate …Continue Reading Route 79/Braga Bridge Project Traffic Update
Major rehabilitation work is progressing at the Longfellow Bridge connecting Boston and Cambridge over the Charles River. The iconic “salt and pepper” bridge is being rehabilitated as part of a three and a half year, $255.5 million project funded through the Patrick Administration’s historic Accelerated …Continue Reading Longfellow Bridge Update: October 11-12 Impacts
MassDOT has scheduled a public meeting on the Route 79/Braga Bridge Improvements Project as follows: Tuesday, October 7, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm, Heritage State Park Auditorium, 200 Davol Street, Fall River Please join MassDOT at the public meeting on Tuesday, October 7 for an …Continue Reading Route 79/Braga Bridge Project Meeting Set
Work on the Whittier Bridge/I-95 Project in Newburyport and Amesbury will require extended lane closure hours beginning next week. Beginning on Monday, September 22, the hours of daytime construction will extend the I-95 Northbound right lane closure the associated right lane closure on I-95 Northbound …Continue Reading Whittier Bridge/I-95 Project Traffic Update
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
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