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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

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