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Fore River Bridge, July 10, 2013.jpglMassDOT Fore River Bridge replacement project contractors will add a third overnight work shift beginning next week, July 29, from 11:00 PM to 7:00 AM. As described during public outreach for the project, certain critical aspects of the bridge replacement require 24-hour operation. It is anticipated that the current third shift will last until approximately the end of September 2013.

Work during the third shift will include operating the recirculating drill in the drilled shafts set in the bed of the Fore River. The drill will be situated on the temporary work trestle extending from the Weymouth bank of the river. No other work is scheduled for the third shift.  Noise levels will be below what abutters experience during the first and second shifts in accordance with the project’s noise control plan. The recirculating drill is a stationary piece of equipment and will be isolated to the temporary trestle. Motorists moving through the area will not experience traffic impacts. No deliveries will be scheduled during the third shift and no additional trucks are required for the operation of the recirculating drill.

For any immediate questions or concerns regarding third shift or any other construction activities at the Fore River Bridge site, please call 617-504-2924. This telephone number is operated by a member of the White-Skanska design/build team and is live at all times when construction activities are underway.

Motorists are reminded that during this phase of construction, bridge openings associated with the passage of ships and maintenance of the temporary span will continue as normal. Replacement of the Fore River Bridge is taking place under the Commonwealth’s historic Accelerated Bridge Program, an eight-year, $3 billion effort to repair or replace structurally deficient bridges across Massachusetts. For more information about this job, please contact Donald Dailey at donny.dailey@state.ma.us or 857-368-8902. Visit the Fore River Bridge Replacement Project website to learn more.

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