Post Content

Fore River Bridge, Quincy, June 4, 2013Beginning during the week of June 24, a third shift will be added to the Fore River Bridge replacement project running from 11:00 PM to 7:00 AM, putting the project into 24-hour operation. The third shift is expected to last for approximately two weeks.

A third shift will address slower-than expected drilled shaft production combined with engineering requirements. To maintain shaft integrity and safely complete this important phase of construction, the third shift to allow work to continue uninterrupted. As has been noted during the outreach for the project to date, certain critical aspects of the bridge replacement project require 24-hour operation.

Work during the third shift will consist of 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 trestles extending from the Weymouth and Quincy banks of the river. No other work is scheduled for the third shift and as such, 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 trestles; therefore motorists moving through the area will experience no traffic impacts. No additional trucks are required for the operation of the recirculating drill.

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

Replacement of the Fore River Bridge is taking place under the Patrick-Murray Administration’s historic Accelerated Bridge Program to replace structurally deficient bridges throughout the Commonwealth. For more information, please contact Donald Dailey, donny.dailey@state.ma.us or 857-368-8902.  Visit the Fore River Bridge Replacement Project on the web: www.mass.gov/massdot/foreriverbridge.

Written By:

Recent Posts

Martha’s Vineyard Drawbridge Nationally Recognized as Top 10 Project posted on Sep 28

Martha’s Vineyard Drawbridge Nationally Recognized as Top 10 Project

MassDOT announced that ROADS & BRIDGES magazine has named the Lagoon Pond Drawbridge on Martha’s Vineyard to its list of Top 10 Bridge Projects for 2016. A $43.7 million project, the Lagoon Pond Drawbridge is a 350-foot bascule bridge that it is opened and closed   …Continue Reading Martha’s Vineyard Drawbridge Nationally Recognized as Top 10 Project

MassDOT Activates Real Time Traffic Displays on Interstate 195 posted on Sep 27

MassDOT Activates Real Time Traffic Displays on Interstate 195

MassDOT announced the expansion of its Real Time Traffic System (Go-Time) with additional displays along 40 miles of Interstate 195, from Seekonk to Wareham. This expansion will include 10 signs, providing travel times to 20 destinations, (12 of these 20 destinations will be displaying travel   …Continue Reading MassDOT Activates Real Time Traffic Displays on Interstate 195

Governor Baker Appoints Tim King to MassDOT Board of Directors posted on Sep 27

Governor Baker Appoints Tim King to MassDOT Board of Directors

Governor Charlie Baker today announced the appointment of Timothy King of Waltham to the MassDOT Board of Directors.  King currently serves as a Detective Sergeant for the Waltham Police Department and President of the Massachusetts Police Association. “Detective Sergeant Tim King has devoted much of his career to   …Continue Reading Governor Baker Appoints Tim King to MassDOT Board of Directors