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Fore River Bridge Fall 2013 Update Posted on Sep 9

Fore River Bridge Fall 2013 Update

The Fore River Bridge Replacement Project construction continues into fall 2013 with installation of the permanent bridge foundation components moving ahead. At the Quincy tower location, drilled shafts have been completed and concrete pier caps set in place. Work continues on drilled shaft production for   …Continue Reading Fore River Bridge Fall 2013 Update

Worcester-Shrewsbury: Burns Bridge Progress Posted on Aug 30

Worcester-Shrewsbury: Burns Bridge Progress

New steel arches are in place and roadway construction underway in late summer as part of the $89 million Kenneth F. Burns Memorial Bridge Replacement Project on Route 9 over Lake Quinsigamond in Worcester and Shrewsbury. The aerial view at left shows the superstructure of   …Continue Reading Worcester-Shrewsbury: Burns Bridge Progress

I-95 Whittier Bridge “Mega Project” Moves Forward Posted on Aug 8

I-95 Whittier Bridge “Mega Project” Moves Forward

MassDOT Secretary and Chief Executive Officer Richard A. Davey today joined federal, state, and local officials to celebrate the official groundbreaking for the Patrick Administration’s Whittier Bridge Project on Interstate 95 in Salisbury, Newburyport and Amesbury. The $292 million project is one of five “mega”   …Continue Reading I-95 Whittier Bridge “Mega Project” Moves Forward

Longfellow Bridge Project Celebrated Posted on Aug 7

Longfellow Bridge Project Celebrated

MassDOT Secretary and CEO Richard A. Davey today joined Congressman Mike Capuano and Highway Administrator Frank DePaola along with federal, state and city officials to celebrate the kick off for the Longfellow Bridge Project. The $255.5 million project funded from the Patrick Administration’s Accelerated Bridge   …Continue Reading Longfellow Bridge Project Celebrated

Additional Support for Local Road, Bridge Projects Posted on Jul 31

The Patrick Administration has authorized the release of an additional $50 million for the Fiscal Year 2014 Chapter 90 program, increasing the state’s investment in local road and bridges projects across the Commonwealth to a historic $200 million. In letters this week to all 351   …Continue Reading Additional Support for Local Road, Bridge Projects

Whittier Bridge/I-95: Preliminary Work Begins Posted on Jul 10

Whittier Bridge/I-95: Preliminary Work Begins

Preliminary work is underway this week as MassDOT contractors move forward on the Whittier Bridge/I-95 Improvement Project.  The preliminary work to prepare for major construction will require day and night lane closures within the project limits. Lane closures will be in the north and southbound   …Continue Reading Whittier Bridge/I-95: Preliminary Work Begins

Longfellow Bridge: Detour Begins July 20 Posted on Jul 9

Longfellow Bridge: Detour Begins July 20

Beginning on July 20, MassDOT will begin major construction activity on the Longfellow Bridge connecting Boston and Cambridge over the Charles River.  As part of the rehabilitation project, the bridge will be closed for vehicular travel in the Cambridge-bound direction. One vehicle travel lane to Boston, MBTA Red Line service inbound and   …Continue Reading Longfellow Bridge: Detour Begins July 20

Fall River Route 79/I-195 Project Advances Posted on Jun 19

Fall River Route 79/I-195 Project Advances

The MassDOT Board of Directors today voted to move forward with the $197 million Fall River Route 79/I-195 Interchange Project, the final of five Mega Projects in the Patrick Administration’s historic Accelerated Bridge Program.  The Fall River project improves safety and removes an elevated structure that   …Continue Reading Fall River Route 79/I-195 Project Advances

Fore River Bridge Work Schedule Update Posted on Jun 17

Fore River Bridge Work Schedule Update

Beginning during the week of June 24, a third shift will be added to the Fore River Bridge replacement project running from 11:00 PM to 7:00 AM, putting the project into 24-hour operation. The third shift is expected to last for approximately two weeks. A   …Continue Reading Fore River Bridge Work Schedule Update

Fore River Bridge Project Progress Posted on Jun 4

Fore River Bridge Project Progress

Construction continues in June on the Fore River Bridge Replacement Project with installation of the permanent replacement bridge foundation components. Current work includes installation of the drilled shafts associated with the new bridge's towers. Permanent drilled shaft casings for the Quincy tower have been completed   …Continue Reading Fore River Bridge Project Progress