Post Content

The Patrick Administration announced bids have been awarded under an aggressive timeline for the first five “shovel-ready” transportation projects using federal highway stimulus funds under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. 

The bid process moved quickly and proved cost effective.  Bids were opened, awards made, and a “notice to proceed” issued just five weeks after the projects were advertised for bid.  Construction on all projects is expected to begin in the next two weeks.

In four of the five projects, the awarded bid came in below the original estimated cost.  Awarded bids in those four projects range from 2.7% to as much as 16.4% below estimate.  In all five projects the bidder with the lowest project cost was awarded the bid. The total cost of all five projects represents an overall 5% savings. 

The first five projects with estimated total value of $11.5 million represent road resurfacing and traffic sign replacement in the following locations:

• Adams- Route 116
• Bourne- Route 6 (Scenic Highway)
• Bridgewater-Middleborough- Route 18 & Route 28
• Lexington-Reading- Route 128 (I-95), Sign Replacement
• Swansea- Route 6

More than $153.2 million will be committed to “shovel-ready” projects advertised for bid within the next 120 days. 

Learn more about Governor Patrick’s Massachusetts Recovery and Reinvestment Plan here.  Information about Massachusetts’ transportation stimulus projects, including an interactive Google map is here

Written By:

Recent Posts

NHTSA Safety Reminder: Never Leave a Child Alone in a Car posted on Jul 31

NHTSA Safety Reminder: Never Leave a Child Alone in a Car

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and partners today are raising awareness about heatstroke, one of the leading causes of death among children. The NHTSA says at least 17 children have already died this year from vehicular heatstroke. Heatstroke is the leading cause of non-crash   …Continue Reading NHTSA Safety Reminder: Never Leave a Child Alone in a Car

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

Green Line Extension: Public Meeting July 31 posted on Jul 28

Green Line Extension: Public Meeting July 31

A City of Somerville and MBTA Green Line Extension Public Meeting regarding Medford Street Bridge construction has been scheduled for the following: Thursday, July 31, 6:00pm, Public Safety Building, 220 Washington Street, Somerville. Green Line Extension construction is underway and will involve periodic traffic impacts   …Continue Reading Green Line Extension: Public Meeting July 31