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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERARoadway and bridge construction continues in fall 2013 and a Winter Advisory has been issued for Lake Quinsigamond as part of the $89 million Kenneth F. Burns Memorial Bridge Replacement Project on Route 9 over the lake in Worcester and Shrewsbury.

The Burns Bridge Replacement Project will replace the current Burns Bridge with a new steel deck arch bridge, with completion in 2016. The project is a signature initiative of the Patrick Administration’s’ historic Accelerated Bridge Program.

Roadway construction continues in November, with North Lake Avenue traffic shifted to southbound lanes creating two-way opposing traffic. Roadway work over the next few weeks will include completion of the 2nd stage of roadway reconstruction on Lake Avenue along with curb and sidewalk installation for Belmont Street and Lake Avenue.

Work on the bridge itself includes installation of deck rebar and pouring deck slabs along with forming and reinforcing bridge sidewalks and overlooks. The overlooks with seating will offer a public vantage point to view boating events or simply enjoy the Lake.

Similar to last winter, a Winter Safety Advisory for Lake Quinsigamond has been issued:

Winter construction operations at the Route 9 Bridge over Lake Quinsigamond will result in changes from normal winter conditions on the lake. The bridge work will be performed from the lake using heavy equipment on barges. The materials, equipment, and workers are transported back and forth on a daily basis between the bridge site and the off-site ‘staging area’ that has been in operation at the old Worcester “Italian-American Civic Club” property, approximately 1000 yards south of the bridge. In anticipation of a typical winter with a frozen lake surface, the project team will be maintaining an OPEN WATER NAVIGATION PASSAGE between the two sites. This area must be avoided by all snowmobilers, cross-country skiers, skaters, ice fishermen, or anyone else on the ice.

Visit the Burns Bridge Project website for the latest information.

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