MassDOT hearing discusses proposed bridge replacement on Rt 20 over Quaboag River

Hampden County

MONSON, Mass. (WWLP) – MassDOT held a hearing Tuesday night to discuss replacing a bridge that connects the town to Palmer.

MassDOT members met at Town Hall to hear about the proposal to replace the bridge that carries Route 20 over the Quabog River near the town line.

The purpose of the meeting was to provide the public to become “fully acquainted” with the proposed project.

The project includes removing the existing bridge on Route 20, replacing it, improvements to the river channel in the immediate vicinity of the bridge, and improvements to the roadway approaching the bridge.

The construction would be completed in two phases to maintain vehicle and pedestrian traffic at all times. Mass.gov said construction is expected to be advertised in September of 2020 and be finished within two-and-a-half-years.

Currently, highway design and bridge sketch plans are 25 percent completed.

The project is estimated to cost $10 million.

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