The Kenneth F. Burns Memorial Bridge replacement project continues to move forward in spring 2013. Roadway construction related to the project will result in some changes for motorists on North Lake Avenue and Belmont Street (Route 9) in Worcester beginning Monday, May 6.
Reconstruction of North Lake Avenue will begin between Belmont Street (Route 9) and South Road. The first phase of work will address the southbound lanes. During this period all traffic will be shifted to the northbound lanes, creating two-way traffic. This phase of the project is expected to last approximately eight weeks. During this phase, the existing U-Turn for motorists seeking to go south on Lake Avenue will be closed. Motorists going south should proceed to the next U-Turn approximately 1,000 feet farther north.
During North Lake Avenue work, access will be maintained to UMass Medical Center, the National Guard facility and the Shaw Building. The DCR main entrance at Regatta Point will remain open during all work.
Work on Belmont Street between Lake Avenue and Alvarado Avenue will also move to major reconstruction. This work will be completed with traffic shifted around the work zone as needed. Shifts will take place during off-peak hours to minimize disruptions to traffic. Two lanes of traffic will be maintained in each direction.
The Burns Memorial Bridge project is funded as part of the Patrick-Murray Administration’s historic Accelerated Bridge Program to repair or replace structurally deficient bridges throughout the Commonwealth. To learn more visit the project website: www.mass.gov/massdot/kenburnsbridge.
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