Boston – Skanska announced it has been awarded two design-build contracts totaling $66 million by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT). The contracts encompass the $29 million reconstruction of the Route 3 Bridge (Pilgrims Highway), located over Franklin Street in the town of Duxbury, as well as the $37 million replacement of eight bridge decks across six locations in the towns of Duxbury, Mansfield, Plymouth and Wareham.
“We’re honored to be rehabilitating the infrastructure of several critical bridges in Southeast Massachusetts,” said Paul Pedini, senior vice president for Skanska USA Civil’s New England region. “In addition to the structural and operational upgrades being made to the bridges, the project will additionally bring numerous safety enhancements to the structures.”
The Route 3 Bridge project consists of the demolition of the current northbound bridge and approach roadway removal, the construction of a new northbound bridge in the existing median, and the reconstruction of the existing southbound bridge that will remain situated in its current location. The approach roadway work on Route 3 northbound will extend approximately 2,050 feet north of the northbound bridge and approximately 2,700 feet to the south. The approach roadway work on Route 3 southbound will extend 2,000 feet north and 1,940 feet south of the southbound bridge. Additional project elements include pavement replacements for Route 3, both northbound and southbound as well as along a portion of Franklin Street.
Work will take place in the towns of Duxbury, Lakeville, Mansfield, Plymouth, and Wareham, and will involve the replacement of eight bridge decks. The finished surface treatment for each bridge deck and accompanying local roadway approaches will consist of full bridge-deck reconstruction, with limited areas of full-depth pavement, micro milling, and super pave overlay sections, as well as improvements made to several safety components. The existing steel beams on all bridges will be retained, with repairs to be made to any deterioration found.
Both projects commenced in September of 2023, with completions projected in December of 2026.