Curious About Roadwork Delays

By Ken Tucci, WBZ-TV

Why is it taking so long to repair the Neponset River Bridge when it is a very major route to Boston from the South Shore?  Is it politics, revenue?  It has been a very, very long time (2 yrs plus??) and although I see workers there, not much has changed.  – Kerry, Hingham

I asked the state’s Dept. of Transportation about this project.  And even though it might seem like work has been going on for more than 2 years, it’s actually been a little over 1 year.  It just seems like forever for drivers who have to navigate the area.   And….the bad news….it’s a three and a half year project.

Why does it take so long?  Well the DOT says it’s a major project, a full rehab of the old Neponset River Bridge, and they’re doing the work while keeping some of the lanes open.

The only good news I can give you is that the project is on-schedule and on-budget so far.

It always seems like thesse things take ages to finish.  What’s the worst construction project you have to navigate right now?

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