Post Content

Springfield Viaduct I-91 Map-page-0MassDOT announced that the project to rehabilitate the bridge deck on the elevated portion of Interstate 91 in Springfield is moving forward and being advertised for bids.

The I-91 Viaduct Rehabilitation Project will replace the existing deck of the bridge, which is in poor condition. The elevated viaduct carries I-91 through Springfield, with the I-291 Interchange to the north and State Street to the south. On an average day, I-91 carries approximately 75,000 vehicles, with 90,000 vehicles using the I-91/291 Interchange. The viaduct is the primary north-south route between Connecticut, Massachusetts and Vermont, and it experiences extensive vacation traffic during the weekends in the summer and winter.

“It is important that we rebuild our infrastructure to keep up with the growing needs of the region, rather than delaying much needed repairs for the next generation,” said Governor Deval Patrick. “This project allows for connections to neighboring states and will help to continue the restoration of economic vitality in Western Massachusetts.”

The I-91 viaduct deck replacement project will reduce annual maintenance costs, increase safety and accessibility on this busy interstate, and ensure long-term serviceability.

“MassDOT will employ accelerated bridge construction techniques in order to expedite construction and reduce traffic-related impacts to the public,” said MassDOT Secretary and CEO Richard A. Davey. “Our goal is to reduce the number of traffic stages and keep construction to a minimum.”

The proposed bridge cross section will be similar to the existing bridge width, with a wider left shoulder, three travel lanes and a wider right shoulder. Two travel lanes in each direction will be open during construction for the length of the project.

Work is expected to begin in early 2015 with completion in fall 2017.

For more information on the I-91 Viaduct Rehabilitation Project, visit http://www.massdot.state.ma.us/highway/HighlightedProjects/I91ViaductRehabilitation.aspx

Written By:

Recent Posts

MassDOT Underscores Importance of Avoiding Distracted Driving posted on Jun 16

MassDOT Underscores Importance of Avoiding Distracted Driving

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) is underscoring the importance of removing distractions while driving, urging drivers as summer vehicle travel increases to please pay attention to the road, reduce speed and drive hands-free of devices. The Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) has recorded 53,638 motor vehicle citations which includes 40,181 warnings for distracted driving since the Baker-Polito Administration’s “hands-free” law took effect on February 23, 2020.

Transportation and Wildlife Officials Band Peregrine Falcon Chicks at the Gillis Bridge Nest Box posted on Jun 16

Transportation and Wildlife Officials Band Peregrine Falcon Chicks at the Gillis Bridge Nest Box

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation, (MassDOT) in collaboration with the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife’s Natural Heritage and Endangered Species Program (NHESP), is announcing the successful banding of two male peregrine falcon chicks from a nesting box on the Gillis Bridge in Newburyport.

Registry Announces Appointments for In-person Transactions are Continuing as State of Emergency is Lifted Today posted on Jun 15

Registry Announces Appointments for In-person Transactions are Continuing as State of Emergency is Lifted Today

The Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) is announcing that many of the new initiatives that were put in place to provide additional flexibility for its customers during the COVID-19 pandemic, will continue as the State of Emergency in Massachusetts is lifted as of today, Tuesday, June 15.