Post Content

Turner Falls Gill Montague Bridge2, June 25, 2010 Governor Deval Patrick today joined Congressman John Olver and local leaders at Unity Park to highlight the state's $40.1 million rehabilitation of the Gill-Montague Bridge. The project is funded by the Governor's statewide road and bridge program and is one of hundreds of road and bridge repair projects underway in the Commonwealth.

The project now underway will rehabilitate the existing structurally-deficient steel truss structure carrying Avenue A over the Connecticut River connecting Gill and Montague. The project also includes minor repairs to the General Pierce Bridge, which will be in use during construction of the Gill-Montague Bridge. The project is scheduled for completion in 2014 and is partially funded by a $3 million appropriation by Congressman Olver.

The Gill-Montague Bridge project is one of several hundred underway or scheduled to break ground this year as part of the Patrick-Murray Administration's Massachusetts Works initiative.   MassDOT's road and bridge investment has grown from $515 million in FY 2007 to a projected $1.1 billion in FY 2010. The road and bridge construction program will support more than 10,000 jobs on 385 separate projects across the Commonwealth.

Learn more about Massachusetts Works.

Written By:

Recent Posts

MassDOT Announces Bicycle Safety Pilot on the Massachusetts Avenue Bridge posted on Nov 19

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) is announcing a bicycle safety pilot on the Massachusetts Avenue Bridge over the Charles River (the Harvard Bridge). This pilot is the result of a strong partnership with the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR), City of Cambridge, City of Boston, and various advocacy groups including Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP), LivableStreets Alliance, TransitMatters, MassBike, Cambridge Bike Safety, and WalkBoston.

MassDOT Seeking Bids for Pre-Apprentice Training Program posted on Nov 18

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) Office of Diversity and Civil Rights (ODCR) is seeking proposals from qualified bidders able to provide Pre-Apprentice Training, with a concentration in transportation and/or highway construction to low-income, minority, youth, or young adult populations. The purpose of this Request for Response (RFR) is to secure the services of multiple organizations including public schools that can assist MassDOT by providing pre-apprenticeship training to eligible participants. The approval of the federal infrastructure bill will increase the need for jobs, especially in the construction and maintenance sectors.

MassDOT Advisory: Thanksgiving Holiday Travel posted on Nov 18

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) is reminding members of the public to plan ahead for the upcoming Thanksgiving Holiday week, use available technology tools and resources to make informed decisions, and pack essential items such as face coverings that may be required for certain travel. During this holiday season, individuals should be aware that there may be a higher number of travelers on Commonwealth roadways and on public transportation as post-pandemic travel increases.