The Fleury Bridge Project in Charlemont is one of just 15 projects in 13 states to receive a Federal Highway Administration grant award for using innovative construction technologies. The $285,000 award will support the $971,000 project, part of the Patrick-Murray Administration's historic Accelerated Bridge Program to repair structurally deficient bridges across the Commonwealth.
The Fleury Bridge carries Mountain Road over Hartwell Brook in Charlemont. The project now in design will replace the structurally-deficient bridge by using three precast concrete beams, reducing construction time by two-thirds to approximately six months. Construction is expected to begin in fall 2011.
U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced a total of $9.5 million for 15 projects that employ innovative construction technologies that more quickly and efficiently improve safety, reduce congestion and create high-quality, long-lasting highways and bridges.
MassDOT also received a $1 million grant toward the Medford I-93 Bridges project, replacing 14 bridge decks on I-93 in Medford during the summer 2011 construction season.
Lexington: Route 2 Bridges Project Update posted on Aug 21
MassDOT next week will begin preparations to replace the Route 2 Bridges over I-95 in Lexington by implementing a traffic shift on Route 2 east and westbound. The work to prepare for the shift requires lane closures from 8:00 PM each night to 5:00 AM …Continue Reading Lexington: Route 2 Bridges Project Update
Governor Patrick Announces Knowledge Corridor Line Purchase posted on Aug 20
Governor Deval Patrick today announced an agreement in principle allowing the Commonwealth to purchase the Knowledge Corridor rail line between East Northfield and Springfield from Pan Am Southern, a joint venture of Pan Am and Norfolk Southern. The 49-mile segment of rail is currently undergoing …Continue Reading Governor Patrick Announces Knowledge Corridor Line Purchase
Morton Street Bridge Opens Ahead of Schedule posted on Aug 19
MassDOT announced the successful opening of the new Morton Street Bridge in Mattapan more than a full day ahead of the already accelerated schedule. The original structurally deficient bridge carrying Morton Street over the MBTA commuter rail tracks closed on Friday, August 8 for final …Continue Reading Morton Street Bridge Opens Ahead of Schedule