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Accelerated Bridge Program

Fixing Bridges, Doing Business Differently

The Commonwealth’s historic $3 billion Accelerated Bridge Program (ABP) represents a monumental investment in Massachusetts infrastructure. This program has 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, more projects are 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 432, a decline of 20%. As of March 1, 2017, the ABP has completed 186 bridge projects, with the remaining 12 bridge projects in construction. Over the course of the program, well over 270 bridges will be rehabilitated or replaced, with many more improved for safety and preserved for extended lifecycle.

Through March 1, 2017 the MassDOT Accelerated Bridge Program has advertised 200 construction contracts with a combined construction budget valued at $2.45 billion.

Of these 200 advertised construction contracts:

  • 161 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
  • 200 have been awarded to a contractor
  • 186 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 March 1, 2017

View a list of Highlighted Highway Projects

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