“MassDOT is pleased to inform the community we have met our milestone completion date of May 15 for replacing the structurally deficient bridge at Upper County Road,” said MassDOT Highway Administrator Frank DePaola. “MassDOT is attuned to the needs and economy of Cape Cod and we do our best to complete our work with both safety and the quality of life impacts in mind.”
MassDOT used rapid construction techniques and also accelerated the timetable for replacing the bridge structure by more than five months to lessen impacts on residents and visitors to the area. Residents and visitors have followed a detour since late November of 2012 to allow for the replacement. Prefabricated bridge units were used as part of the acceleration.
The replacement of Upper County Road is part a $9 million bridge replacement project that also includes the replacement of the Main Street Bridge (Route 28) in Dennis. Construction sequencing at Main Street allows for continuous traffic during construction and work will continue on this bridge through the summer months including construction of a temporary bridge. The completion date for the Main Street Bridge is mid-2014.
Plan Ahead: Holiday Weekend Travel posted on Apr 16
MassDOT encourages travelers to plan ahead, travel safely, and use public transportation where possible during the upcoming holiday weekend. Heavy traffic is expected due to Easter Sunday observances and Patriot’s Day/Marathon Monday, April 21. The heaviest traffic congestion on I-90 during busy holiday weekends is …Continue Reading Plan Ahead: Holiday Weekend Travel
Freight Rail Grants Announced posted on Apr 14
The Patrick Administration today announced the awarding of seven grants totaling $2.5 million for industrial rail projects as part of the 2014 Industrial Rail Access Program (IRAP). The IRAP funding for the seven projects is being matched by more than $1.9 million in private sector …Continue Reading Freight Rail Grants Announced
South Coast Rail: Bridge Replacement Public Hearings posted on Apr 14
MassDOT will host Design Public Hearings in Fall River and New Bedford on the 25% design of four bridge replacements along the future South Coast Rail route. The bridge replacements will provide fast and tangible benefits to help expanding freight service and will also be …Continue Reading South Coast Rail: Bridge Replacement Public Hearings