The Fore River Bridge Replacement Project construction continues into fall 2013 with installation of the permanent bridge foundation components moving ahead. At the Quincy tower location, drilled shafts have been completed and concrete pier caps set in place. Work continues on drilled shaft production for the Weymouth tower, sent at left, with 6 of the 12 drilled shafts placed and crews advancing the remaining 6.
A third shift added to the project in late July putting the worksite into 24-hour operation enhanced the production time line for Weymouth tower drilled shafts. The third shift should conclude during the last week of September and project work hours will return to 7:00 am-11:00 pm.
Area residents are reminded that worker parking has been provided at 40 Cleverly Court, in the Fore River shipyard or elsewhere within the MassDOT right-of-way or easements and will not impact public streets at any point during the project.
Motorists should expect partial, offpeak lane closures later this fall for the excavation of test pits to locate subsurface utilities. This work is a required step to prepare for work in spring 2014. Road approach wall renovations will begin late this year or in early 2014 but will not impact traffic on Route 3A. There may be minor impacts on the frontage roads to either side of existing approach walls.
The Fore River Bridge Replacement Project is taking place under the Patrick Administration’s historic Accelerated Bridge Program to repair or replace structurally deficient bridges across Massachusetts. To view Fore River Bridge Replacement Project updates, visit the project website.
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