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lincoln-crosbys-corner-june-16-2017The Baker-Polito Administration’s Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) today celebrated the completion of the $48 million Route 2/Crosby’s Corner Reconstruction Project.

Acting Highway Administrator Jonathan Gulliver joined members of the Massachusetts Legislature, municipal officials, and civic leaders to cut the ribbon on significant roadway improvements and realignments to a 1.75 mile section of Route 2 from Sandy Pond Road in Concord to Bedford Road in Lincoln, including improvements to the intersection known as Crosby’s Corner.

“Our administration is proud to see this project completed and pleased with the collaboration with the local municipal officials and elected leaders throughout the construction process,” said Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito. “Through infrastructure investments and roadway improvements to this thoroughfare, we can continue to promote reliable and safe travel that allows people to safely and efficiently reach their jobs, homes, families, businesses and all the places they need to go.”

“We are pleased that residents and people traveling throughout these local communities can now enjoy the benefits of this project including improved traffic flow and more controlled turning lanes, exits and entrances,” said Acting Highway Administrator Gulliver. “We have appreciated the support from public officials and the cooperation of the traveling public during the construction of a new four lane bridge and ramp system and during work activities along this section of Route 2 in Concord and Lincoln.”

This construction project, which was honored with a Bronze Award by the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC), created a divided, limited access highway with a new grade separated interchange, helping to improve traffic flow and safety conditions for travelers and residents in the area.

“The Route 2/Crosby’s Corner Reconstruction Project is a prime example of effective partnerships across all levels of government, working together to solve critical infrastructure challenges,” said Congresswoman Niki Tsongas. “The public safety and transportation benefits of this project for this significant transportation corridor will be enjoyed well into the future. Federally supported projects such as this are crucial for our local communities and I will continue to support efforts that ensure the safety and modernization of our region’s infrastructure.”

“The completion of the Route 2/Crosby’s Corner Reconstruction Project marks the end of a true grassroots citizen movement that had direct input in all phases of the project,” said State Representative Tom Stanley. “For over twenty years, many Lincoln residents engaged with stakeholders, at all levels, on the need for the project, design phases, and construction.  I am very proud to represent such an involved community on Beacon Hill and look forward to seeing my constituents benefit from the traffic and safety improvements along this section of Route 2 in Concord and Lincoln.”

“The success of this project is a wonderful story about what can be accomplished when state and local officials come together in a genuine partnership, and when citizens are involved at the grass roots level to help shape the solution,” said Lincoln Town Administrator Timothy S. Higgins.

The project was designed by MassDOT consultant Louis Berger and constructed by D.W. White Construction. The project began in 2012 and reached beneficial use in fall 2016. Travel through the area was maintained during the construction phases.

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