Welcome and thank you for visiting the project website for the Fore River Bridge Replacement Project. The project is now underway and in final design. Between fall 2012 and 2016, a design/build team White-Skanska-Koch, Joint Venture, under the direction of MassDOT will replace the current temporary Fore River Bridge with a new, permanent, steel vertical lift bridge. The new structure will cost approximately $244 million.
Third Shift Status
The third shift begun at the end of July to speed up drilled shaft production for the Weymouth tower has achieved its intended result and has been shut down. For more information about the third shift, please see the progress reporting page of this website.
Please Come Join Us
The MassDOT team will hold a public information meeting to provide information about the project's progress and details about upcoming operations on November 21, 2013 at the Abigail Adams Middle School in Weymouth. The meeting will begin at 6:30PM. The Abigail Adams School is located at 89 Middle Street in Weymouth. For more information please see our meeting flyer.
As of the week of November 11, 2013 construction for the new Fore River Bridge is ongoing. With fall fully underway, the project team wants to provide the community with a general preview of what to expect over the next several months. Learn more on our progress reporting page or see our update flyer.
Replacement of the Fore River Bridge is a signature project of the Commonwealth's historic Accelerated Bridge Program. The replacement bridge will carry Route 3A, known as Washington Street in Quincy and Bridge Street in Weymouth, over the Fore River.
The project team invites you to peruse the website, discover more about the project; browse the materials developed to support the public involvement process or contact the project's public involvement specialist.
Accommodating All Users During Construction
MassDOT understands the importance of the Fore River Bridge to the Route 3A corridor. During much of construction, the temporary bridge can be kept open at full capacity, limiting impacts to commuters and abutters. Any reductions in capacity will take place with significant advanced notice through the methods outlined above and in coordination with the City of Quincy, Town of Weymouth, and MBTA which operates a bus route over the bridge and ferry service beneath it. Access to adjacent businesses will be maintained throughout construction. We urge you to visit the websites of the Quincy Chamber of Commerce and South Shore Chamber of Commerce to learn more about the many businesses near the bridge that will remain open throughout construction.
The agency and its design/build team are also well aware of the Fore River's important role as a working river and will coordinate with the United States Coast Guard and the marine units of Quincy and Weymouth to ensure that waterborne traffic continues to move smoothly throughout the construction process.
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