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about the projectsPROGRESS 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.  A general timeline of the project is also provided to give users a sense of how the job will unfold between now and 2016.

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.  

Third Shift Status

The project is currently running on a normal, two shift schedule. To receive advance notice regarding additional shifts, please sign up for project emails. On the Saturdays of April 9th and 16th, work will take place within the Quincy and Weymouth towers such as the installation of electrical conduit and wall panels. This work will not generate significant noise or traffic impacts.

Construction Underway

Over the next several weeks, work will continue on the replacement of the Fore River Bridge concentrating on the installation of components within the bridge's towers and on the lifting span in the Fore River Shipyard.

At the Quincy Tower work will focus on installation of architectural panels, standpipes, electrical conduit, framing of the machine room, and control room equipment. On the Quincy shore, work will focus on construction of the approach spans. On the Weymouth side, work will focus on installation of machinery, conduit, platforms, and other operating elements. In the Fore River shipyard, elements to support the roadway of the lifting span are being installed on that structure. Lubrication and maintenance of the temporary bridge during off-peak hours will be ongoing as needed and appropriate.

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The photograph at right shows the the progress on the Quincy approach spans. In this image, the remaining columns for pier one are shown under construction. Concrete for these columns was placed on April 1st and work placing the approach girders, already begun, will be ongoing over the next few weeks. In the foreground and slightly to the right, the bridge's emergency generator building, which will power the lifting machinery in case of power failure can be seen.

 

Quincy Approach 4-6-16

 

This image shows current progress on the Weymouth tower with the Quincy tower in the background. Electrical, mechanical, and enclosure work are all ongoing for both towers at this time.

 

Weymouth Tower 4-6-16

 

In addition to the information provided on this page, the project team has provided a 3-week schedule for the period from March 30th to April 22nd.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 continues, and larger permanent bridge components continue arriving at the site, the project team has and will continue 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.  If you believe that you have seen an off-route truck, please call the project hotline at 617-504-2924. We ask that you have the truck's license number so that we may identify if it is associated with this job. Parking for workers is provided at 40 Cleverly Court, in the Fore River Shipyard, or elsewhere within the MassDOT right-of-way. As such, worker parking will not impact public streets during the project.

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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