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Welcome and thank you for coming to the project website for the Kenneth F. Burns Memorial Bridge Replacement Project. The project's design is now complete and construction is ongoing. Between summer 2012 and early 2016, a design/build team led by The Middlesex Corporation under the direction of MassDOT, will replace the current Burns Bridge with a new steel deck arch bridge. Construction of the new bridge will cost approximately $89 million.

The replacement of the Kenneth F. Burns Memorial Bridge is a signature initiative of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts' historic Accelerated Bridge Program. The replacement bridge will carry Route 9, known as Belmont Street in Worcester and Turnpike Road in Shrewsbury, over Lake Quinsigamond. The project team invites you to look through the website, learn more about the project, browse the materials developed to support the public involvement process, or ask the project's public involvement specialist a question.

The View Ahead: As of the week of April 14, 2014, traffic has been traveling over the first half of the new Kenneth F. Burns Memorial Bridge for several weeks. Demolition of the 1916 structure is underway and rapidly approaching completion. Pedestrians are reminded to use the south sidewalk on the new bridge to cross between Worcester and Shrewsbury.

Public Safety Announcement: The first of priority of MassDOT and its Kenneth F. Burns Memorial Bridge project team is public safety.  With the Lake now free of ice, boaters are encouraged to familiarize themselves with our boating safety flyer. Please also see our pedestrian safety flyer to learn more about how to safely navigate the work zone on foot.

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For the very latest views of construction progress, please visit our Bird's Eye View camera.  Please note that to view this camera, your browser will require a reasonably up-to-date version of Java.  Users without Java can still access our still images on the progress reporting page.

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