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Billerica James Leary Bridge Naming, July 28, 2010

Governor Deval Patrick has signed a bill into law designating the Nashua Road Bridge on Route 4 over the Concord River in Billerica as the John F. Leary Bridge.

The designation honors Leary, a Billerica resident who served for nearly 47 years as legal counsel for the Massachusetts Highway Department.  Leary joined the Highway Department in 1958 and passed away in 2005.  Leary's work included legal and right of way issues related to construction and expansion of such major transportation projects as I-95, Route 128, and I-495.  He is credited with drafting a significant portion of the state's transportation laws, many of which exist to this day.

"John Leary was a hard worker who devoted his life to public service," said Governor Patrick. "This designation pays fitting tribute to his life and his legacy."

"John Leary's work is stamped on transportation law and important projects all across the Commonwealth," said MassDOT Secretary and CEO Jeff Mullan.  "I had the privilege of working with and learning from John as a young lawyer.  In dedicating 47 years of his life to public service, he was a role model for hundreds of co-workers while leaving a fabulous legacy.  It is a tribute to the many contributions he left us and to the person he was that we honor him in this permanent way."
 
MassDOT will post a marker and sign on the Route 4 Bridge noting the designation as the John F. LearyBridge.

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