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Morton Street Bridge Opens Ahead of Schedule Posted on Aug 19

Morton Street Bridge Opens Ahead of Schedule

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

Berkley: Padelford Street Bridge Opens

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

Fore River Bridge Project Milestone Posted on Jul 29

Fore River Bridge Project Milestone

The Fore River Bridge Replacement Project in Quincy-Weymouth continues during the summer of 2014 with installation of the permanent bridge components along with a new milestone: arrival of the new bridge steel sections. The view above shows the progress made at the Quincy tower location.   …Continue Reading Fore River Bridge Project Milestone

Burns Bridge 2nd Half Construction Moves Forward Posted on Jul 10

Burns Bridge 2nd Half Construction Moves Forward

Construction is now underway to build the second half of the new Kenneth F. Burns Memorial Bridge in Worcester-Shrewsbury. Earlier this year, traffic shifted to the first half of the new Kenneth F. Burns Memorial Bridge, four months ahead of schedule. All traffic is riding   …Continue Reading Burns Bridge 2nd Half Construction Moves Forward

Route 79/Braga Bridge Project Milestone Posted on Jun 4

Route 79/Braga Bridge Project Milestone

Another day, another milestone is reached for a MassDOT “mega” project! The first steel beams were lifted into place this week as part of the Route 79/ Braga Bridge Project in Fall River.  This important project will improve transportation while transforming Fall River’s waterfront. The   …Continue Reading Route 79/Braga Bridge Project Milestone

Burns Bridge Milestone: Demolition Completed Posted on Jun 3

Burns Bridge Milestone: Demolition Completed

A Patrick Administration Accelerated Bridge Program “mega project” has reached another milestone in June.   As of the week of June 2, demolition of the old Kenneth F. Burns Memorial Bridge in Worcester-Shrewsbury is complete and construction of the second half of its replacement is underway.   …Continue Reading Burns Bridge Milestone: Demolition Completed

Fore River Bridge Project Update Posted on May 16

Fore River Bridge Project Update

Beginning on the evening of Monday, May 19, a third shift will be added to the Fore River Bridge replacement project.  The third shift will run 6:00PM to 6:00AM putting the project into 24-hour operation.  A third shift is being introduced to install the micro-piles   …Continue Reading Fore River Bridge Project Update

Newburyport: Pine Hill Road/Ferry Road Bridge Posted on May 12

Newburyport: Pine Hill Road/Ferry Road Bridge

MassDOT continues demolition of the Pine Hill Road/Ferry Road Bridge over I-95 in Newburyport as part of the Whittier Bridge/I-95 Project. The contractor is demolishing the south span of the existing bridge first. The contractor is currently demolishing the east and west abutments. To mitigate   …Continue Reading Newburyport: Pine Hill Road/Ferry Road Bridge

Fall River: Route 79/Braga Bridge Project Demolition Posted on Apr 22

Fall River: Route 79/Braga Bridge Project Demolition

MassDOT contractors beginning today as part of the Route 79/Braga Bridge Improvements Project will remove the portion of the elevated Route 79 over the intersection of Anawan Street/Pocasset Street and Davol Street. The work will take place today, Tuesday, April 22 through Friday, April 25.   …Continue Reading Fall River: Route 79/Braga Bridge Project Demolition

Burns Bridge Project: Alert for Lake Boaters Posted on Apr 2

Burns Bridge Project: Alert for Lake Boaters

The $89 million Kenneth F. Burns Memorial Bridge Replacement Project will continue through summer 2014 with advisories for boat traffic on the lake in the area. The project will widen the bridge from two to three travel lanes in each direction and include accessible sidewalks   …Continue Reading Burns Bridge Project: Alert for Lake Boaters