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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.

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 Boston Turnpike 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:the project achieved full beneficial use with all traffic in its permanent configuration. For more information, please see the progress reporting page.For more information, please see the progress reporting page.

Project Milestone Announcement:

On Sunday, November 1st, at 5:00PM, a dedication and bridge lighting ceremony will be held to mark the successful completion of the Burns Bridge Replacement. At the close of this ceremony, fireworks will be set off from a barge moored in Lake Quinsigamond. A 350 foot radius around the barge will be closed to all vessels to ensure public safety. Any boaters are welcome to view the fireworks outside the 350 foot zone.

The bridge lighting and fireworks can be viewed from the western shore of the Lake at Regatta Point or from the northern sidewalk of the Burns Bridge. To accommodate the anticipated crowd of viewers, the right lane of the westbound barrel of the Burns Bridge will be closed to traffic. If you will be driving over this portion of the bridge during the ceremony, please reduce speed, exercise caution, and allow additional time for your trip. For more information, please see our safety flyer.

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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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