Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) has awarded Skanska the contract for the Maffa Way and Mystic Avenue Bridges, which are located in Boston and Somerville. The project is designed to improve two of the most highly trafficked roads in the region and provide a multi-modal link between the two cities.
The design-build project consists of replacing two steel stringers and the concrete decks, rehabilitating the substructures of the existing bridges, and reconstructing and resurfacing a length of approximately 550m along Maffa Way and Mystic Avenue.
“The Maffa Way and Mystic Avenue Bridges are vital roadways within Massachusetts’s local and regional transportation network,” said Paul Pedini, senior vice president for Skanska USA Civil’s New England region. “Not only will the planned improvements increase traffic capacity, but they will in tandem better accommodate pedestrians, cyclists, and transit commuters, enhancing the overall functionality of the bridges upon completion.”
The newly reconstructed Maffa Way Bridge will include a 3m-wide, two-way bike lane separated from traffic with a raised median, in addition to a footpath approximately 3.6m wide that will be added on the south side of the bridge. The new Mystic Avenue bridge will also include a 3.6m-wide, shared-use path on the north side of the roadway for pedestrians and bicycles. Both bridges include dedicated bus lanes.
The project is expected to reach completion in December 2026.