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Welcome and thank you for visiting the project website for the Fore River Bridge Replacement Project. The project is now underway with final design complete. Between fall 2012 and 2018, a design/build team White-Skanska-Koch, Joint Venture, under the direction of MassDOT will replace the current temporary Fore River Bridge with a new, permanent, steel vertical lift bridge. The new structure will cost approximately $244 million.

Third Shift Status

The project is currently running on a normal, two shift schedule.To receive advance notice regarding extra shifts, please sign up for project emails or contact our public involvement specialist.

Construction Underway

As of the week of March 27th, construction for the new Fore River Bridge is ongoing. Learn more on our progress reporting page.

Replacement of the Fore River Bridge is a signature project of the Commonwealth's historic Accelerated Bridge Program. The replacement bridge will carry Route 3A, known as Washington Street in Quincy and Bridge Street in Weymouth, over the Fore River.

The project team invites you to peruse the website, discover more about the project; browse the materials developed to support the public involvement process or contact the project's public involvement specialist.

If you have immediate questions or concerns regarding a specific construction activity at the Fore River Bridge site please follow this link for contact information.

Accommodating All Users During Construction

MassDOT understands the importance of the Fore River Bridge to the Route 3A corridor. During much of construction, the temporary bridge can be kept open at full capacity, limiting impacts to commuters and abutters. Any reductions in capacity will take place with significant advanced notice through the methods outlined above and in coordination with the City of Quincy, Town of Weymouth, and MBTA which operates a bus route over the bridge and ferry service beneath it. Access to adjacent businesses will be maintained throughout construction. We urge you to visit the websites of the Quincy Chamber of Commerce and South Shore Chamber of Commerce to learn more about the many businesses near the bridge that will remain open throughout construction.

The agency and its design/build team are also well aware of the Fore River's important role as a working river and will coordinate with the United States Coast Guard and the marine units of Quincy and Weymouth to ensure that waterborne traffic continues to move smoothly throughout the construction process.

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