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MassDOT To Replace I93 Bridges This Summer

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Crews will be repairing deteriorated bridges along I93 beginning Monday.

Crews will be repairing deteriorated bridges along I93 beginning Monday.

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MEDFORD (CBS) – MassDOT is preparing a project to replace 14 deteriorated bridges on I93 in Medford and other areas.

Crews began their preparatory work on Monday night in Medford. They will be building temporary median crossovers at the northern and southern limits of the project.

WBZ-TV’s Jim Smith reports.

Major construction on the bridges is planned for weekends between June through August. Crews plan to restore one bridge per weekend during the stretch, except for July 4th.

The crossovers will be used during the majority of those weekends to allow the bridge replacement activities to occur.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Karen Twomey reports.

The Patrick-Murray Administration’s historic Accelerated Bridge Program is funding the $98.1 million project.

MassDOT is encouraging drivers to allow extra time for their trips.

Closures from MassDOT for prep work:

Route I93 Northbound -

• Monday evening, March 14th through Thursday morning, March 17th – The left lane will be closed between 8:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m. in the area beyond Exit 29 (Routes 28/38) near the Somerville/Medford line.

• Thursday evening, March 17th through Saturday morning, March 19th – The left lane will be closed between 8:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m. in the area beyond Exit 33 (Route 28) near the Medford/Stoneham line.

Route I-93 Southbound -

• Monday evening, March 14 through Wednesday morning, March 16 – The left lane will be closed between 8:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m. in the area beyond Exit 30 (Route 38) near the Medford/Somerville line.

• Wednesday evening, March 16 through Saturday morning, March 19 – The left lane will be closed between 8:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m. in the area near Exit 30 (Route 38) near the Medford/Somerville line. A second left lane will be closed on these evenings in this same area between 9:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m.

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