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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 416, a decline of 23%. As of October 1, 2014, the ABP has completed 160 bridge projects, with another 29 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 250 bridges are planned to be repaired or replaced.

Through October 1, 2014 the MassDOT Accelerated Bridge Program has advertised 196 construction contracts with a combined construction budget valued at $2.43 billion.

Of these 196 advertised construction contracts:

  • 155 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
  • 191 have been awarded to a contractor
  • 160 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 October, 2014

View a list of Highlighted Highway Projects

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