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Holyoke Lyman Street Bridge, September 27, 2010 The Lyman Street Bridge over the Second Level Canal in Holyoke reopened to traffic Monday, on budget and nearly two years earlier than originally scheduled. 

The $4.8 million project by MassDOT-hired contractor Daniel O'Connell & Sons of Holyoke began in spring 2009.  The work included a new reinforced concrete deck and steel beam superstructure, along with new sidewalks, guardrail, traffic signals, and approaching roadway. 

The original completion date of June 2012 was set to allow for bridge reconstruction in two phases to maintain pedestrian access.  However, MassDOT working with the City of Holyoke, contractors, and other partners designed a plan to use an already-planned utility bridge for pedestrian access.  This allowed the bridge to close during construction, speeding the work.  The Lyman Street Bridge opened this week, 21 months ahead of schedule.

The Holyoke bridge is another example of MassDOT completing more road and bridge projects safely and faster than ever.  The number of projects completed on time this year is up 53%, while the average time for advertising a project to the Notice to proceed from 422 days in 2007 to just 124 days this year.

The positive outcomes are happening even as at least 385 separate projects representing $1.085 billion in investment are repairing roads and deficient bridges and putting thousands of people to work across the Commonwealth in 2010. 

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