In the Spotlight
December 2012 ABP Quarterly Update
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Active Project List [PDF - 329KB]
ABP UpdateThrough January 1, 2013 the MassDOT Accelerated Bridge Program has advertised 177 construction projects with a combined construction budget valued at $2.09 Billion.
Of these 177 advertised construction projects:
- 138 have already, or will, repair/replace 256 bridges throughout the Commonwealth.
- 39 are maintenance/preservation projects which provide work to improve the safety of many additional bridges in the Commonwealth.
- 172 have been awarded to a contractor.
- 121 have been declared complete by MassDOT (or DCR) with two additional contracts terminated and the remaining scope transferred to other contracts.
Fixing Bridges, Doing Business Differently
The historic $3 billion Patrick-Murray Accelerated Bridge Program represents a monumental investment in Massachusetts bridges. This program will greatly reduce the number of structurally deficient bridges in the state system, while creating thousands of construction jobs on bridge projects.
To complete this program MassDOT and DCR will rely on the use of 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 to commerce.
Since 2008, the number of former MassHighway and Dept. of Conservation and Recreation structurally deficient bridges has dropped from 543 to 436, a decline of 19.7%. As of January 1, 2013 the ABP Program has completed 121 bridge projects, with another 48 bridge projects currently in construction, and an additional 20 bridge projects scheduled to start construction within the next year. Over the course of the eight year program, well over 200 bridges are planned to be replaced or repaired.