General Pierce Bridge to be reduced to one lane over next 2 weeks

Franklin County

MONTAGUE, Mass. (WWLP) – The General Pierce Bridge, connecting Greenfield and Montague, will be down to one lane over the next two weeks due to scheduled construction work.

According to Montague police, the bridge will be reduced to one lane in alternating directions Tuesday through Friday, and again next week Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

An $18 million construction project on the bridge is still in its early phases. Crews will be conducting an inspection, but they have already determined the bridge is structurally deficient and the decking needs work.

“I’ve been traveling that bridge for at least 18, 19 years and I used to go that way on the way to work and it really needs it,” Greenfield resident Kathy Cloutier told 22News. “Some people are going over it and they’re afraid they’re going to fall right through it.”

The MassDOT project will be funded through the 2019 Transportation Improvement Program for the Franklin Regional Council of Governments.

Construction on the bridge begins in the spring of 2020.Related:

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