MassDOT Secretary and CEO Richard A. Davey today joined Congressman Mike Capuano and Highway Administrator Frank DePaola along with federal, state and city officials to celebrate the kick off for the Longfellow Bridge Project.
The $255.5 million project funded from the Patrick Administration’s Accelerated Bridge Program will preserve the iconic bridge that connects Boston and Cambridge over the Charles River. The project includes rehabilitation of the structural steel elements and the preservation or restoration of the bridge’s architectural features, including the granite towers that prompted the nickname, the “Salt and Pepper Bridge.”
Throughout construction, the bridge will be configured with two bicycle lanes, one sidewalk, and one vehicular travel lane in the Boston-bound direction. Red Line service will be maintained throughout with the exception of up to 25 weekends over the three and a half year project.
After construction the bridge will be configured with two travel lanes in the Boston-bound direction, and one heading to Cambridge. The bridge will also have two sidewalks and two bicycle lanes in addition to Red Line service.
The project’s contractor is joint venture JF White-Skanska-Consigli. Preliminary work began in April 2013. Construction is expected to be complete in September 2016.
Lexington: Route 2 Bridges Project Update posted on Aug 21
MassDOT next week will begin preparations to replace the Route 2 Bridges over I-95 in Lexington by implementing a traffic shift on Route 2 east and westbound. The work to prepare for the shift requires lane closures from 8:00 PM each night to 5:00 AM …Continue Reading Lexington: Route 2 Bridges Project Update
Governor Patrick Announces Knowledge Corridor Line Purchase posted on Aug 20
Governor Deval Patrick today announced an agreement in principle allowing the Commonwealth to purchase the Knowledge Corridor rail line between East Northfield and Springfield from Pan Am Southern, a joint venture of Pan Am and Norfolk Southern. The 49-mile segment of rail is currently undergoing …Continue Reading Governor Patrick Announces Knowledge Corridor Line Purchase
Morton Street Bridge Opens Ahead of Schedule posted on Aug 19
MassDOT announced the successful opening of the new Morton Street Bridge in Mattapan more than a full day ahead of the already accelerated schedule. The original structurally deficient bridge carrying Morton Street over the MBTA commuter rail tracks closed on Friday, August 8 for final …Continue Reading Morton Street Bridge Opens Ahead of Schedule