accelerated bridge replacement http://wamc.org en Gov. Patrick Announces $200M For I-91 Project http://wamc.org/post/gov-patrick-announces-200m-i-91-project <p>Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick announced funding today for a massive transportation project in western Massachusetts.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>&nbsp;&nbsp; Governor Deval Patrick announced $200 million will be spent to replace deteriorating concrete decks on the elevated section of Interstate 91 in downtown Springfield while simultaneously studying the possibility of depressing a portion of the highway to street level or below.</p><p>&nbsp;&nbsp; Patrick announced the project during a speech at a lunch hosted by the Affiliated Chambers of Commerce of Greater Springfield.</p> Tue, 19 Nov 2013 23:08:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 78151 at http://wamc.org Gov. Patrick Announces $200M For I-91 Project New Construction Techniques, Incentives Speed Bridge Replacement http://wamc.org/post/new-construction-techniques-incentives-speed-bridge-replacement <p>A new state program has been successful in reducing the backlog of urgently needed repairs to Massachusetts bridges.&nbsp; Innovative construction methods have reduced the amount of time it once took to make repairs.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>&nbsp;&nbsp; The Manhan River Bridge in Easthampton is one of the current projects in the&nbsp; state’s 5-year- old $3 billion Accelerated Bridge Program.&nbsp;&nbsp; MassDOT&nbsp; Highway Administrator Frank DePaola said the program prioritizes repairing structurally deficient bridges.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 20 Aug 2013 22:27:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 71816 at http://wamc.org New Construction Techniques, Incentives Speed Bridge Replacement