09 August 2012
White-Skanska Koch JV has won a US$244.6 million design and build contract to build the replacement of the Fore River Bridge in Massachussetts, USA.
The project for Massachussetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) is one of five ‘mega projects’ under the state’s accelerated bridge programme.
The new lifting bridge will carry Route 3A over the Fore River in Quincy-Weymouth. It will cater for two lanes of traffic in each direction and will incorporate 1.5m cycle 2m footpaths on each side.”
“The action taken by the board today allows MassDOT to continue delivering on the Patrick-Murray Administration’s pledge of job creation and infrastructure investment for the benefit of our current and future customers,” said MassDOT secretary and CEO Richard Davey.
Replacement of the Fore River Bridge is one of five MassDOT ‘mega projects’ in the accelerated bridge programme. The Kenneth F Burns Bridge replacement project in Worcester-Shrewsbury begins major construction next week.
Bid openings are scheduled within the next six months and construction begins in 2013 for three other schemes:
- Whittier Bridge over the Merrimack River
- Longfellow Bridge rehabilitation over the Charles River
- Route 79/I-195 improvement project, also known as ‘Spaghetti Ramps’.
As of 1 June 1 the accelerated bridge programme had completed 90 bridge projects, with another 72 currently in construction and an additional 25 scheduled to start construction within the next year.