In the Summer of 2011, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) began constructing the realignment of Pawtucket Boulevard. Additionally, the ongoing rehabilitation of the Tyngsborough Bridge is nearing its final phase. The Town of Tyngsborough has maintained ongoing discussion with MassDOT and their contractors, S & R Corporation and D.W. White, over the past few months.
As has been clearly visible, much progress has been made on both projects in recent weeks, however with the end of the summer approaching, the beginning of the school year in the next two weeks, and the corresponding increase in traffic volume, the public should expect delays when traversing the bridge and the intersections at Middlesex and Kendall Roads, Pawtucket Boulevard at Frost Road, and Sherburne Avenue at Frost Road.
The public is advised to plan accordingly and allow extra time when traversing these areas. Travelers who wish to avoid traffic and associated delays are encouraged to seek alternate Merrimack River crossings in Hudson, NH or Lowell.
In consultation with the Town of Tyngsbroough, MassDOT has erected variable message signs at key locations advising travelers to seek alternate routes. These locations include Westford and Kendall Roads near Route 3, Frost Road near Lakeview Avenue, Colburn Road near Sherburne Avenue, and Pawtucket Boulevard near Vesper Country Club. Additionally, police details will be present during high volume times as needed.
As construction progresses, notices and signs will be updated to reflect any associated road closings or detours. The public’s attention to signage and notices at www.tyngsboroughma.gov is greatly appreciated. The Town is also in communication with, and will be forwarding notice to parents/students in, Tyngsborough public schools, Greater Lowell Technical High School, Innovation Academy, and the Academy of Notre Dame School.
The Latest from MassDOT
Bridge Project Update:
The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDoT) is preparing the Tyngsborough Bridge for re-opening during the week of September 10th.
MassDoT has scheduled a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Monday, September 10th at 10:00 AM on the east side of the bridge. State and local officials are expected to be in attendance. The public is invited and should travel to the east side of the bridge (near National Carpet), from which point uniformed police officers will direct traffic to designated parking locations.
The bridge was re-opened to general traffic in the Fall of 2012.
Adjacent Road project: (Relocated Pawtucket Blvd.):
No updates at this time.
To see a status report of the project on the MassDOT website see links below:
BRIDGE REHABILITATION [click here]
RELOCATION OF PAWTUCKET BLVD/Route 113 [click here]
Full Plans are available for viewing in the Selectmen’s Office at Town Hall during normal business hours.
- For a copy of the MassDOT plans, [Click Here].
Note: Because of the large size of this file, please save it locally to your computer before opening. You can do so by right-clicking on download and choosing “Save Link As.”
- For a copy of the Verizon pole petitions, please [click here].
- For a copy of the Verizon conduit petitions, please [click here].
- For a copy of the National Grid request for easement, please [click here].