Progress Report - Construction Underway
As of the week of November 11th, roadway construction related to the Burns Memorial Bridge replacement project and work on the bridge itself is underway. On North Lake Avenue, traffic has been shifted to southbound lanes creating two-way opposing traffic. Motorists are reminded that as part of this phase of work, the U-turn nearest to Belmont Street is closed and that to access South Lake Avenue, they should continue approximately 1,000 feet further north to the next U-turn lane. Access for abutters on North Lake Avenue is being maintained throughout this work. Over the next few weeks, roadway work will include:
Work is also ongoing on the bridge itself. Over the next few weeks, work will include:
Notice About Lake Quinsigamond Recreational Safety
Construction operations for the Burns Bridge will continue throughout the fall and into the winter. With colder weather approaching, the project team wants to remind all recreational users of the Lake that wintertime conditions while the bridge is under construction are different from what they are familiar with from years past. Snowmobilers, ice fishers, skaters and cross-country skiers are reminded that a channel of open water will be maintained between the project staging area adjacent to the Italian American Civic Club and the bridge work site. This channel will be marked with floating message boards reading "DANGER - OPEN WATER." For your safety, please do not trespass into this area. For more information see our winter safety flyer or feel free to contact us.
With the Lake surface still ice-free, boaters are reminded that ongoing construction will result in a change from normal boating conditions on the Lake in that certain arches of the existing bridge will be closed to all boat traffic. A safe passage will be maintained beneath the existing bridge, and the new one as it begins to take shape, but the navigation channel will be more restricted than what was available during the first boating season with construction underway. For the safety of boaters, please note:
These changes have been developed with the concurrence of the Lake
Quinsigamond Commission with safety as the paramount concern. For
more information please see our Boating Advisory or feel free to contact us. Once boating season ends, and we begin to head towards colder weather, a winter recreation safety advisory will be made available on this website.
Current Work Area
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