Worcester, MA – Overnight on the night of Monday, November 7, the project team for the Belmont Street Bridge Rehabilitation will set the remaining deck beams for the second half of the new Belmont Street Bridge. To ensure the safety of the traveling public, the section of I-290 below the bridge will be closed and traffic detoured between 9 p.m., and 5 a.m., the following morning.
On the night of Monday, November 7, I-290 westbound will be closed and detoured at Exit 18. Motorists will proceed on Lincoln Street, to Major Taylor Boulevard, and re-enter I-290 at the MLK Boulevard/East Central Street on-ramp.
During this period, beams over westbound I-290 will be set and the 170 bolts which splice these beams to those already placed earlier this month will be installed.
Traffic will continue to flow over the open section of the Belmont Street Bridge throughout this operation.
All motorists should allow extra time for their trip and observe all traffic control signage and police details to ensure their own safety and that of project team members at work. All work is weather dependent.