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2010_April 073 Posted by Matt Hopkinson, Project Manager

If you live in Mattapan or Hyde Park, you’ve probably heard about the upcoming replacement of the bridges that carry Morton Street and River Street across the MBTA tracks.  At both locations, Governor Patrick’s Accelerated Bridge Program (ABP) will use revolutionary accelerated bridge construction techniques in order to minimize disruptions to traffic and other community impacts.  The replacement bridges will be built in nearby staging locations, eliminating the need for months of lane closures (and the resulting traffic bottleneck). Once the replacement bridges are complete, they will be moved into place using specialized equipment during a ten-day period in which each bridge will be closed.  Overall, the accelerated techniques the ABP is using will eliminate years of traffic delays for each project.

MassDOT will hold public meetings for both of these projects this month. Public meetings are a valuable opportunity for people to learn about a project; ask and get answers to questions; and provide feedback to MassDOT.

Mortonstreet

Public meeting times and locations are as follows:

Morton Street over MBTA RR (Mattapan/Dorchester)
Mildred Avenue Community Center
5 Mildred Avenue, Mattapan
June 21, 2010 at 6:30pm

River Street over MBTA RR (Hyde Park)
Boston Police Station
Area E-18 Community Room
1249 Hyde Park Avenue, Boston
June 28, 2010 at 6:30pm

Go to MassDOT's website and use the calendar feature to see the meeting notices for these and other projects.

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