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Lieutenant Governor Tim Murray and MassDOT Secretary & CEO Jeff Mullan joined state and local officials in Worcester at St. Matthew’s Church today for the ribbon-cutting to celebrate completion of the $346 million reconstruction of Route 146 from I-290 in Worcester to Route 122A in Worcester and Millbury.

The reconstruction of four miles of Route 146 covered 13 years of construction and 10 major construction contracts awarded by the former MassHighway totaling approximately $300 million, along with the $46.5 million former Massachusetts Turnpike Authority project to build the new I-90 interchange Exit 10A.  Even given the magnitude of the project, it was completed on time and within the original budget.

The project relocated, widened and divided more than four miles of Route 146 from I-290 in Worcester to Route 122A in Millbury.  The project included reconstruction of the Route 146 interchange with I-290 in Worcester, Brosnihan Square, and three new Route 146 interchanges at Route 122A, I-90/Route 20, and McKeon Road/Providence Street in Worcester.

The Route 146 project began in the 1980’s with planning, environmental permitting and preliminary design.   The first construction project began in early 1995.  With the completion of the final part of the project, Brosnihan Square, in total the project was in construction for 13 years.  Check MassDOT Highway Division project information here.

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