Goals and Objectives
- Improve the Condition of the Commonwealth's Bridges
- Reduce the number of Structurally Deficient Bridges.
- Improve the overall Bridge Health Index of Massachusetts Bridges.
- Stimulate Economic Development and Job Creation
- The Accelerated Bridge Program will create thousands of jobs across the Commonwealth.
- Save Money By Completing Projects Sooner
- Repair bridges now before further costly deterioration can occur.
- Hedge against construction cost inflation.
- Complete Projects Efficiently and Innovatively
- Complete projects on-time and on-budget.
- Complete projects with minimum disruption to people and commerce.
- Use Design-Build and other innovative contracting techniques.
- Focus on preservation and other strategies to improve the long-term condition of all Massachusetts bridges.
- Access and Opportunity
- To ensure access and opportunity on the part of women and minority individuals and businesses by establishing specific goals for each aspect of the program.
- WBE/MBE Overall 14% utilization goal with a 10% race conscious goal and a 4% race neutral goal;
- Women: contractor labor participation goal of 6.9%; and
- Minorities: contractor labor participation goal of 15.3%
- Women workforce participation goal of 24% in technical positions and 47.40% in non-technical positions; and
- Minority workforce participation goal of 10.48% in technical positions and 19.40% in non-technical positions
- Transparency and Accountability
- Provide frequent and detailed reports to the public on the progress of the ABP.
- Develop overall project controls to ensure adherence to project schedules and budgets.
- Measure agency performance in streamlining design and construction schedules.
In the Spotlight
Active Project List [PDF - 231KB]
ABP UpdateThrough April 1, 2014 the MassDOT Accelerated Bridge Program has advertised 191 construction contracts with a combined construction budget valued at $2.26 Billion.
Of these 191 advertised construction contracts:
- 152 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.
- 187 have been awarded to a contractor.
- 155 have been declared complete by MassDOT (or DCR) with two additional contracts terminated and the remaining scope transferred to other contracts.