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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

Newburyport: Whittier Bridge/I-95 Project Work Update Posted on Mar 24

Newburyport: Whittier Bridge/I-95 Project Work Update

MassDOT this week will begin preparations for the demolition and reconstruction of the Pine Hill Road/Ferry Road bridge over Interstate 95 in Newburyport. MassDOT’s contractor for the Whittier Bridge/I-95 Improvement Project, Walsh-McCourt JV, will install temporary traffic signals at either end of the bridge that   …Continue Reading Newburyport: Whittier Bridge/I-95 Project Work Update

Fore River Bridge Public Meeting March 27 Posted on Mar 18

Fore River Bridge Public Meeting March 27

A Fore River Bridge Replacement Project Public Information Meeting has been scheduled as follows: Thursday, March 27, 6:30 – 8:30 PM, The Fore River Club, 16 Nevada Street, Quincy The purpose of this meeting is to provide an overview the project’s progress over the past   …Continue Reading Fore River Bridge Public Meeting March 27

Longfellow Bridge: Preserving “Salt and Pepper” Towers Posted on Mar 10

Longfellow Bridge: Preserving “Salt and Pepper” Towers

After careful historical and engineering review during preliminary and final design of the Longfellow Bridge Rehabilitation Project, MassDOT developed a plan to dismantle, clean, restore and re-set the granite stones of the iconic “salt and pepper” towers of the Longfellow Bridge. The plan will safely   …Continue Reading Longfellow Bridge: Preserving “Salt and Pepper” Towers

Longfellow Bridge: “Salt and Pepper” Towers Work Posted on Mar 5

Longfellow Bridge: “Salt and Pepper” Towers Work

More than 100 years after the last stone was set on the “salt and pepper” towers of the Longfellow Bridge, MassDOT will begin dismantling the towers for storage, cleaning, and repair as part of the Longfellow Bridge Rehabilitation Project.  The work is anticipated to begin   …Continue Reading Longfellow Bridge: “Salt and Pepper” Towers Work

Burns Bridge Project: Demolition Underway Posted on Mar 5

Burns Bridge Project: Demolition Underway

One of the Patrick Administration’s Accelerated Bridge Program “mega projects” continues to advance ahead of schedule in Worcester-Shrewsbury. As of early March, traffic has been completely shifted to the first half of the new Kenneth F. Burns Memorial Bridge. This milestone was reached four months   …Continue Reading Burns Bridge Project: Demolition Underway

Burns Bridge Project Ahead of Schedule Posted on Jan 28

Burns Bridge Project Ahead of Schedule

The Kenneth F. Burns Memorial Bridge Replacement Project reached a milestone in late January as work is ahead of schedule. The first half of the new Burns Bridge is now open.  The structure is currently carrying two lanes of eastbound traffic and two lanes of   …Continue Reading Burns Bridge Project Ahead of Schedule

Burns Bridge Update: Traffic Shift to New Bridge Posted on Jan 15

Burns Bridge Update: Traffic Shift to New Bridge

As of late Tuesday, January 14, traffic has been shifted from the existing Kenneth F. Burns Memorial Bridge and onto the first half of the new replacement bridge.      The relocation of traffic is happening in two stages.  The first stage shifted the two eastbound lanes onto   …Continue Reading Burns Bridge Update: Traffic Shift to New Bridge

MassDOT Releases Five-Year Investment Plan Posted on Jan 10

MassDOT Releases Five-Year Investment Plan

MassDOT has released the first draft five-year MassDOT Capital Investment Plan (CIP) for FY2014-FY2018. The $12.4 billion program makes long-term investments that will create growth and opportunity for residents across the Commonwealth and represents the first unified, multi-modal capital investment plan covering all MassDOT highway   …Continue Reading MassDOT Releases Five-Year Investment Plan