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Route 2, Florida-Savoy Bridge, October 20, 2011As expedited work to reconstruct Route 2 east of North Adams continues, seen at left, two important local roads in that area are now open.  Route 8A in Hawley is open to through traffic, and River Road in Florida is now open to two-way traffic.  Temporary signals at the two locations have been removed.

MassDOT Secretary Richard A. Davey at the end of September announced that work to reconstruct the six-mile section of Route 2 linking North Adams, Florida, Savoy, and Charlemont would proceed quickly and safely under an accelerated bidding process.

The roadway is expected to re-open to traffic by mid-December. 

MassDOT has assembled a map showing the closed portion of Route 2 that suffered significant damage due to flooding from Tropical Storm Irene and outlining the current posted detour.

Route 2 is closed from Mile Marker 21.6 in Florida to Mile Marker 27.5 in Charlemont.

Because of the combination of roadway washout and substantial damage to retaining walls and man-made slopes, MassDOT is using an innovative approach by separating the repairs into multiple jobs that can proceed simultaneously to safely reduce the work timeline.

 

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