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Accelerated Bridge Program

Fixing Bridges, Doing Business Differently

The historic $3 billion Accelerated Bridge Program (ABP) represents a monumental investment in Massachusetts infrastructure. This program will greatly reduce the number of structurally deficient bridges in the state system, while creating thousands of construction jobs.

To complete this program, MassDOT and the Dept. of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) are using innovative and accelerated project development and construction techniques. As a result, projects will be completed on-time, on-budget and with minimum disruption to people and commerce.

ABP Update

Since 2008, the number of former MassHighway and DCR structurally deficient bridges has dropped from 543 to 408, a decline of 25%. As of September 1, 2015, the ABP has completed 170 bridge projects, with another 23 bridge projects in construction, and an additional 5 bridge projects scheduled to start construction within the next calendar year. Over the course of the eight year program, well over 270 bridges are planned to be repaired or replaced.

Through September 1, 2015 the MassDOT Accelerated Bridge Program has advertised 198 construction contracts with a combined construction budget valued at $2.46 billion.

Of these 198 advertised construction contracts:

  • 159 have already, or will, repair/replace over 270 bridges throughout the Commonwealth
  • 39 are maintenance/preservation projects which perform work to improve the safety of many additional bridges throughout the Commonwealth
  • 195 have been awarded to a contractor
  • 170 have been declared complete by MassDOT (or DCR) with two additional contracts terminated and the remaining scope transferred to other contracts.

Active Project Listing - as of September, 2015

View a list of Highlighted Highway Projects

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