PROGRESS REPORT/THE VIEW AHEAD
This section of the website will be updated throughout the project to provide users with an approximate two-week preview of upcoming construction and changes to the way in which drivers experience moving through the project area. Unforeseen emergencies or weather events may have an impact on the schedule. This brief video provides a general sense of how the project will be constructed. The timeline shown in the film should be considered to be approximate. A general timeline of the project is also provided to give users a sense of how the job will unfold between now and 2016.
Users are reminded that no construction activities that will have an impact on traffic or the operation of the MBTA commuter ferry are planned for the immediate future. Please check this website for future updates. You may also wish to join our stakeholder database to receive project information. A project hotline (617-504-2924) is available for members of the community with an immediate question or concern about a specific construction activity at the Fore River site. This telephone number is staffed whenever construction activities are in progress.
As of the week of April 22, 2013 construction is underway on the Fore River Bridge Replacement Project with installation of the permanent replacement bridge foundation components moving ahead. The project's current focus is on the installation of the drilled shafts associated with the new bridge's towers. Templates for the installation of drilled shafts on the Quincy and Weymouth sides of the Fore River have been completed. At the Fore River Shipyard, work on the reinforcing cages which will be placed inside the drilled shafts is underway. Permanent drilled shaft casings for both Quincy and Weymouth towers are being installed by vibratory methods.
Work is also underway on dolphin and fender construction. Dolphin and fender installation will
include repurposing crews already on the job and does not include
expansion of the forces on site. Area residents are reminded that
worker parking has been provided at 40 Cleverly Court, in the Fore
River shipyard or elsewhere within the MassDOT right-of-way or easements. As such, worker parking will not impact public
streets now or at any point during the project.
The current phase of work includes the installation of new drilled shafts for the replacement bridge. Anticipated work hours for the current phase are 7AM to 10PM. In addition to the information provided on this page, the project team has provided a 3-week schedule for the period from April 17 to May 10. Users are reminded that this schedule is meant to be a flexible planning document and is subject to change based on: job site conditions, delivery schedules, ongoing design efforts, and conditions beyond the control of the project team such as extreme weather.
As the job progresses, and larger permanent bridge components begin arriving at the site, the project team expects to take advantage of deliveries by water and rail to help minimize neighborhood and traffic impacts. However, some materials are arriving at the work site on trucks. These vehicles will travel via Route 3, and depending on the time of day Howard Street, East Howard Street, and South Street or Union Street, Quincy Avenue and East Howard Street to Route 3A. This is the only anticipated traffic impact associated with this phase of construction.
Motorists are reminded that partial closures of the temporary bridge associated with the structure's maintenance will continue throughout the construction period, but are independent of the construction process.
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