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Haverhill-West Newbury Rocks Village BridgeThe Rocks Village Bridge project at the Haverhill/West Newbury line is moving forward with the bridge to be closed for approximately 15 months. 

The bridge will be closed beginning on Monday, June 18th at 7:00 AM and continuing through August, 2013.

The historic Rocks Village Bridge carrying Main Street over the Merrimack River is being rehabilitated, including repair or replacement of the moveable bridge components and replacement of the bridge deck and portions of the steel superstructure. 

The $14.1 million project is funded through the Patrick-Murray Administration’s Accelerated Bridge Program to repair structurally-deficient bridges across the Commonwealth.  The project is expected to be completed by fall 2013. 

Traffic detours for the bridge closing are listed after the break.



Westbound traffic destined to Haverhill will be directed to follow Church Street; turn right onto Main Street (Route 113) and follow to Groveland center; turn right onto Routes 97/113 to cross the Bates Bridge; bear right onto Groveland Street; turn right onto East Broadway; turn left onto Kenoza Street; turn left onto Middle Road; turn right onto Amesbury Road; turn right onto Amesbury Line Road rejoining Main Street on the Haverhill side of the bridge.

Eastbound regional traffic destined to West Newbury will be directed to follow Amesbury Road; turn left onto Middle Road; turn right onto Kenoza Street; turn right onto East Broadway; turn left onto Groveland Street joining Routes 97/113 and crossing the Bates Bridge to Groveland center; turn left onto Main Street (Route 113); turn left onto Church Street rejoining Bridge Street on the West Newbury side of the bridge.

Eastbound localized traffic destined to West Newbury will be directed to follow East Broadway; turn left onto Groveland Street joining Routes 97/113 and crossing the Bates Bridge to Groveland center; turn left onto Main Street (Route 113); turn left onto Church Street rejoining Bridge Street on the West Newbury side of the bridge. 

Appropriate signs, channelizing devices and traffic control measures will be used to guide drivers along the detour routes. 

MassDOT encourages drivers to allow extra time for their trips and to reduce speed and use caution when travelling near the work zone and along the detour routes.

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