The sidewalk demolition as of this week is approximately 1/3 complete and expected to be finished later this month. Full removal of the south sidewalk will allow the relocation of Verizon conduits to begin, followed by construction of the piers that will support the new eastbound bridge.
MassDOT recommends that drivers plan ahead and allow extra time through the work zone. Drivers are reminded to reduce speed and exercise caution when traveling through the site.
The $89.9 million Kenneth F. Burns Memorial Bridge Replacement Project is taking place as part of the Patrick-Murray Administration’s historic Accelerated Bridge Program to repair or replace structurally deficient bridges throughout the Commonwealth.
The project will widen the bridge from two to three travel lanes in each direction and include accessible sidewalks and dedicated bicycle lanes on both sides of the bridge. To learn more, visit www.mass.gov/massdot/kenburnsbridge.
MassDOT: Fourth Annual Safe Streets Smart Trips High School Video Contest posted on May 19
MassDOT today announced the fourth annual statewide high school video contest – Safe Streets Smart Trips. The contest serves as an initiative within the Massachusetts Strategic Highway Safety Plan (SHSP) to promote safe walking, bicycling, and driving behaviors within the Commonwealth. The contest began three …Continue Reading MassDOT: Fourth Annual Safe Streets Smart Trips High School Video Contest
New Bedford: Massachusetts Freight Plan Open House posted on May 19
MassDOT is hosting the fourth Open House for the Massachusetts Freight Plan as follows: Wednesday, May 24, 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM, New Bedford Free Public Library, Meeting Room (3rd floor), 613 Pleasant Street, New Bedford MassDOT’s Freight Plan is a strategic planning document that …Continue Reading New Bedford: Massachusetts Freight Plan Open House
MassDOT Environmental Priority: Endangered Species Habitat Preservation posted on May 19
Today, May 19, is Endangered Species Day, a day when many environmental organizations and government agencies recognize conservation efforts to protect endangered species and their habitats. The MassDOT Highway Division works hard to ensure compliance with State and Federal endangered species regulations to avoid, minimize …Continue Reading MassDOT Environmental Priority: Endangered Species Habitat Preservation