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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

Burns Bridge Progress: Bird’s Eye View Posted on Jan 7

Burns Bridge Progress: Bird’s Eye View

The Kenneth F. Burns Memorial Bridge replacement project in Worcester-Shrewsbury is moving into an important phase during winter 2014. Demolition of the old Burns Bridge will begin following a traffic shift. The shift of traffic from the existing bridge to a new span is upcoming   …Continue Reading Burns Bridge Progress: Bird’s Eye View

Whittier Bridge Project Update Posted on Dec 20

Whittier Bridge Project Update

MassDOT contractors for the Whittier Bridge/I-95 Improvement Project will continue work during the weeks of December 22 and December 29. No work will be performed on Christmas Day, December 25, and New Year’s Day, January 1. The work will require daytime lane single lane closures on   …Continue Reading Whittier Bridge Project Update

CMAA: Secretary Davey “Person of the Year” Posted on Dec 5

CMAA: Secretary Davey “Person of the Year”

MassDOT Secretary and CEO Richard A. Davey has received the national “Person of the Year” award for 2013 by the Construction Management Association of America (CMAA).  The CMAA honored Secretary Davey for his leadership in delivering “dramatic innovation and change to a large organization responsible   …Continue Reading CMAA: Secretary Davey “Person of the Year”

Longfellow Bridge Closure November 23-24 Posted on Nov 20

Longfellow Bridge Closure November 23-24

MassDOT will close the Longfellow Bridge to all motor vehicle travel, except MBTA buses, on the weekend of Saturday, November 23 through Sunday, November 24. The closures are to implement Red Line related work associated with ongoing bridge construction. Buses will replace Red Line trains for service   …Continue Reading Longfellow Bridge Closure November 23-24

Fore River Bridge Project Public Meeting Posted on Nov 12

Fore River Bridge Project Public Meeting

MassDOT will hold a public information meeting to update the Fore River Bridge Replacement Project as follows: Thursday, November 21, 6:30 – 8:30 PM, Abigail Adams Middle School Auditorium, 89 Middle St, Weymouth The purpose of this meeting is to provide an overview of the   …Continue Reading Fore River Bridge Project Public Meeting