MassDOT today announced the reopening of the Harvard Street Bridge over Interstate 90 in Newton.
The $2.1 million MassDOT project included full bridge deck replacement and was substantially completed in six months, ahead of schedule. The bridge was closed to traffic during construction with detours posted.
The Commonwealth's investment in roads and bridges has grown from $515 million in FY2007 to a projected $1.085 in FY2010.The road and bridge construction program will support more than 10,000 jobs on 385 separate projects across the Commonwealth.
At the same time, MassDOT reduced the time from construction contract advertisement to construction start by more than 43 percent – a drop from 218 days in 2008 to 124 days in 2009. For federal stimulus-funded projects, the timeline from construction contract advertisement to notice to proceed was reduced to 48 days, allowing MassDOT to put people to work on construction projects faster than ever before.
The road and bridge projects are a part of the more than $4 billion infrastructure investments being made as part of the Administration's Massachusetts Works initiative putting nearly 20,000 people to work across the Commonwealth this construction season.
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