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For Immediate Release: 05/28/2014
CONTACT: MassDOT Press Office: 857-368-8500

MassDOT To Detail Upcoming Closure Of Berkley’s Padelford Street Bridge Over Route 24

Bridge Replacement Requires 6-Week Detour Beginning June 28

BOSTON – May 28, 2014-- The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) today announced a public meeting for Tuesday, June 3, 2014 to provide an update on construction progress on the Hollis E. Jennings Bridge replacement, Padelford Street, in Berkley over Route 24. The presentation will detail upcoming construction activities scheduled for July and August and include a question and answer session.

The purpose of the Padelford Street Bridge project over Route 24 is to replace the existing structurally deficient bridge, bringing it up to current standards.   MassDOT is removing the existing 4 span bridge and constructing a new 2 span bridge and enhancing pedestrian and bicycle accommodations.  The span length and overall height will also be increased to accommodate future expansion of Route 24.

The project requires a six-week closure of the bridge to all users from June 26 to August 18. During this timeframe, the contractor will be working double-shifts, 7 days per week. The project has been scheduled over the summer as not to impact school transportation during the academic year. In addition, precast bridge elements are being used to reduce the impact this construction will have on the public. The detour will be explained in detail at the meeting to be held on Tuesday, June 3 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm at the Berkley Middle School, 21 North Main Street, Berkley, MA.

Work will also require temporary overnight closures of Route 24 in this area.

A project hotline has been established 508-520-2277 or for questions/concerns during construction.

This meeting is accessible to people with disabilities and those with limited English proficiency. Accessibility accommodations and language services will be provided free of charge, upon request, as available. Such services include documents in alternate formats, translated documents, assistive listening devices, and interpreters (including American Sign Language). For more information or to request reasonable accommodation and/or language services, please contact MassDOT’s Director of Civil Rights by phone at (857) 368-8580, TTD/TTY at (857) 368-0603, fax (857) 368-0602 or by email to



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