Post Content

massdot_highway_logoMassDOT’s Board of Directors has approved an approximately $29.4 million contract for work to replace bridges which carry vehicles traveling on Route 3 over roads in Hanover and Norwell.

This project, which involves replacing the bridge carrying Route 3 northbound and southbound over High Street in Norwell and the bridge carrying Route 3 northbound and southbound over Route 123, (Webster Street) in Hanover, is expected to begin this summer and be completed by 2020.

No long-term lane closures are proposed for this project as construction operations will be completed using short-term overnight lane closures for certain activities such as paving, bridge demolition and beam setting. The contract work will be done in such a way as to have as minimal impact as possible on drivers who travel on Route 3 and the surrounding roads.

The scope of work for this comprehensive project involves replacing existing steel bridges, increasing the vertical clearance under the bridges, constructing conventional concrete abutments, realigning Route 3 at each location, and paving areas as appropriate. Additionally, crews and contractors will install new guardrail, relocate utilities and conduct slope work at each location.

Construction operations will be completed in four primary stages in order to minimize the impact on the traveling public throughout the three-year project. During these stages, new bridges will be constructed in the median area at each location to accommodate traffic flow while the existing bridge superstructures and roadway approaches on the mainline are demolished and then reconstructed.

MassDOT encourages drivers to utilize the appropriate travel resources throughout the duration of this project and make informed decisions regarding travel plans. Those traveling through the area should be mindful of delays and potential traffic impacts, reduce speed, and use caution.   MassDOT appreciates the patience of the public as this important project progresses through the construction phases.

Written By:

Tags:

Recent Posts

MassDOT Announces Purchase of New Remote-Operated Rail Ballast Cars posted on Apr 20

MassDOT Announces Purchase of New Remote-Operated Rail Ballast Cars

MassDOT today announced the purchase of 20 steel ballast cars – hopper cars with gates used to dispense ballast onto train tracks – that will be used by MassDOT for projects which maintain and repair crucial rail infrastructure. “MassDOT is pleased to now have its   …Continue Reading MassDOT Announces Purchase of New Remote-Operated Rail Ballast Cars

New Bedford: Baker-Polito Administration Celebrate Opening of New CoveWalk posted on Apr 20

New Bedford: Baker-Polito Administration Celebrate Opening of New CoveWalk

Governor Charlie Baker, Transportation Secretary and CEO Stephanie Pollack, New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell, elected leaders, and local officials celebrated the official opening of the CoveWalk, New Bedford’s newest recreational waterfront path located atop the Hurricane Barrier overlooking Clark’s Cove. The 5,500 foot project was   …Continue Reading New Bedford: Baker-Polito Administration Celebrate Opening of New CoveWalk

Holyoke, South Hadley: “Roll and Stroll” Festival May 7 posted on Apr 20

Holyoke, South Hadley: "Roll and Stroll" Festival May 7

MassDOT is pleased to announce that the first ever Connecticut River Roll and Stroll Street Festival will take place on Sunday, May 7, marking the official kickoff of Bay State Bike Week 2017. The Connecticut River Roll and Stroll Street Festival will showcase the health,   …Continue Reading Holyoke, South Hadley: “Roll and Stroll” Festival May 7