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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.

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