MassDOT crews have worked around the clock since last Wednesday to replace a collapsed culvert under Route 119 in Littleton. The road is closed. The culvert drains Spectacle Pond. The collapse blocked water flow from the Pond, causing the water to rise.
MassDOT estimates Route 119 will remain closed until at least mid-next week while crews work to replace the culvert, which is 20 feet under the roadway.
As of Monday morning, MassDOT was pumping approximately 20,000 gallons per minute, left, with five pumps to alleviate flooding conditions and prevent the road from being undermined. By the end of today, with two additional pumps from Michigan expected to arrive, MassDOT will be pumping 64,000 gallons per minute.
The flooding is having the most impact on the Town of Ayer’s water supply, with one of its wells located next to Spectacle Pond and impacted by the flooding. Voluntary evacuations were ordered in Littleton on Sunday for 12 houses in the area due to flooding.
MassDOT has been coordinating very closely with town officials since Wednesday. MassDOT Highway Administrator Luisa Paiewonsky was on-site Monday morning meeting with town emergency officials to assess the situation and check on the hard work ongoing by MassDOT crews.
Cementing the Future of the Braga Bridge posted on Oct 25
When MassDOT undertakes a bridge and highway restoration project, such as the Route 79/Braga Bridge Improvements Project, it aims to make efficient and long-lasting choices of materials. Materials are meticulously evaluated and chosen to ensure lower maintenance costs and an improved service life. For the …Continue Reading Cementing the Future of the Braga Bridge
All Electronic Tolling Activated October 28, Toll Plaza Demolitions Begin This Weekend posted on Oct 24
MassDOT today hosted a news conference and media tour in Weston to inform the public that plans are on schedule to activate All Electronic Tolling (AET) in the state on Friday, October 28, at 10 p.m., and to immediately deploy equipment to begin the process …Continue Reading All Electronic Tolling Activated October 28, Toll Plaza Demolitions Begin This Weekend
Danvers: Route 128/Route 62 Interchange Crash Reduction posted on Oct 21
MassDOT has announced that due to several recent improvements, there has been a sharp reduction in the number of traffic crashes at the interchange of Route 128 with Route 62 in Danvers. MassDOT worked collaboratively for several months with elected and local officials, the Danvers …Continue Reading Danvers: Route 128/Route 62 Interchange Crash Reduction