The Nash’s Mill Road Bridge in Greenfield will be closed for over a year starting Wednesday morning.
According to MassDOT Spokesperson Patrick Marvin, the bridge that carries Nash’s Mill Road over the Green River will be closed through December 2019 as part of an ongoing $2.6 million bridge replacement project.
Marvin said during the year-long closure crews will work to build a wider, 105-foot bridge that will be made of steel beams.
The project will also consist of a new sidewalk on the South side of the bridge, as well as new pavement and markings for the bridge.
Throughout the closures drivers will be detoured to a route that uses Colrain Road, Colrain Street, Elm Street, Conway Street, and Leyden Road.
MassDOT is encouraging drivers to reduce speed, use caution, and allow for extra time when traveling through the area