Post Content

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOne 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 ahead of schedule. All traffic is riding on the new bridge’s concrete deck. A permanent asphalt surface will be installed prior to project completion.

Demolition of the old Burns Bridge is currently underway and anticipated to last approximately four months. Pedestrians are reminded that the old bridge is now part of the project work zone and no longer provides a safe crossing between Worcester and Shrewsbury. Pedestirans should use the south sidewalk on the new bridge.

Once the old bridge has been demolished, the second half of the new one will be built in the same approximate location. When complete, the new Kenneth F. Burns Bridge will offer three lanes in both directions and dedicated turning lanes, along with improved bicycle and pedestrian accommodations.

The Kenneth F. Burns Memorial Bridge is one of the Accelerated Bridge Program projects in the eight-year, $3 billion effort to reduce the number of structurally deficient bridges in Massachusetts.  For more information, please visit the project website, www.mass.gov/massdot/kenburnsbridge.

Written By:

Recent Posts

MassDOT: Federal Emergency Management Agency Reimbursements posted on Feb 18

MassDOT: Federal Emergency Management Agency Reimbursements

MassDOT has succeeded in recovering more than $21 million dollars from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in 2016 for past disaster events. These are reimbursements for MassDOT operations and logistics during past federal government disaster declarations and the reimbursements have been deposited into the   …Continue Reading MassDOT: Federal Emergency Management Agency Reimbursements

MassDOT to Expand Pothole Tracking Program posted on Feb 17

MassDOT to Expand Pothole Tracking Program

MassDOT has announced that it is in the process of expanding its new, innovative pothole information program which was piloted in areas of Central and Western Massachusetts over the past year and includes an online MassDOT Potholes Dashboard that provides data to the public. This   …Continue Reading MassDOT to Expand Pothole Tracking Program

Baker-Polito Administration Announces First Municipal Small Bridge Program Awards posted on Feb 16

Baker-Polito Administration Announces First Municipal Small Bridge Program Awards

Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito, municipal leaders, and MassDOT officials today announced the first two awards through the Baker-Polito Administration’s Municipal Small Bridge Program. A ceremony was held in Lenox to award a total of $750,000 to the towns of Washington and Blandford for small bridge   …Continue Reading Baker-Polito Administration Announces First Municipal Small Bridge Program Awards