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Burns Bridge, January 28, 2014The Kenneth F. Burns Memorial Bridge Replacement Project reached a milestone in late January as work is ahead of schedule.

The first half of the new Burns Bridge is now open.  The structure is currently carrying two lanes of eastbound traffic and two lanes of westbound traffic between Worcester and Shrewsbury.  For pedestrians, the sidewalk on the south side of the new span is open for safe crossings of the Lake.  This important milestone in the Burns project was achieved four months ahead of schedule. 

The 1916 Burns Bridge is now closed to all traffic and under demolition, a process which is currently anticipated to take approximately four months.  Once the old bridge has been demolished, the second half of the new one will be built in the same approximate location. When complete, the new Kenneth F. Burns Bridge will offer three lanes in both directions and dedicated turning lanes, along with improved bicycle and pedestrian accommodations.

The Kenneth F. Burns Memorial Bridge is one of the “mega” projects now in progress as part of the Patrick Administration’s Accelerated Bridge Program, an eight-year, $3 billion effort to reduce the number of structurally deficient bridges in Massachusetts.  For more information, please visit the project website, www.mass.gov/massdot/kenburnsbridge.

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