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Longfellow Bridge Update: October 11-12 Impacts Posted on Sep 29

Longfellow Bridge Update: October 11-12 Impacts

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

Route 79/Braga Bridge Project Meeting Set Posted on Sep 25

Route 79/Braga Bridge Project Meeting Set

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

Whittier Bridge/I-95 Project Traffic Update Posted on Sep 19

Whittier Bridge/I-95 Project Traffic Update

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

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