hgazette.com, Haverhill, MA


November 1, 2012

Opening in 2014 -- weather permitting

State: Severe winter would push timetable back


D’Amore said the progress has become more visually apparent since May, when workers started working on what he called the “super structure.’’

“People have seen the addition of some large beams and it makes it seem as if the project is rapidly accelerating,” D’Amore said. “It’s caused a lot of excitement.”

D’Amore said a new bridge is long overdue.

“It’s a safety issue,” he said. “The current bridge is very small and not that wide. If there is ever a backup, it’s hard for emergency vehicles to cross. It becomes a dangerous situation.”

In addition to the new bridge, the project also calls for traffic signal improvements at the intersection of Groveland Street with Lincoln Avenue in Haverhill and on Main Street near Elm Park in Groveland. The project is being paid entirely by the state and federal governments.

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