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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 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:On or about July 22nd, 2015 eastbound traffic will be removed from the northern span of the new Kenneth F. Burns Bridge and placed on its permanent alignment on the southern span. Once traffic is placed on the southern span, sidewalks will be open to pedestrians on both sides of the new structure. Following the traffic shift, work will continue project wide. For more information, please see the progress reporting page.

Public Safety Announcement: The first of priority of MassDOT and its Kenneth F. Burns Memorial Bridge project team is public safety.  With the ice melted and boating season underway, users are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the boating 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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