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July 16, 2014

Highway lanes to be closed tomorrow night

AMESBURY — The Massachusetts Department of Transportation will implement overnight lane closures on I-95 north and southbound on Wednesday in Newburyport and Amesbury as part of the Whittier Bridge/I-95 Improvement Project.

The right lane of I-95 northbound from Route 113 to Route 110 will be closed from 7 PM to midnight and the right lane of I-95 southbound from Route 110 to the Whittier Bridge will be closed from 3 PM to 9 PM. The closures are necessary to facilitate delivery of steel beams for construction of the new bridge.

In addition to the closures, “rolling roadblocks” will be implemented on I-95 north and southbound between 9 PM and midnight where State Police travel at reduced speed behind the trucks to allow them to travel across the bridge without other traffic present.

For more information, questions or concerns about the work, please contact Daniel Fielding, MassDOT Legislative Liaison, at 857-368-8959 or daniel.fielding@dot.state.ma.us.

For more information about the project, visit the website at www.mass.gov/massdot/whittierbridge.

The schedule for this major infrastructure project is subject to change without notice.

The $292 million project is one of five “mega” projects in the historic Accelerated Bridge Program to repair or replace structurally deficient bridges. The design-build project will replace the existing six-lane bridge over the Merrimack River, built in 1951, with a new structure that includes eight vehicle lanes and a shared use path for bicycle and pedestrian use.

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