I-495 Haverhill Bridge Work Requires Lane Closures May 28-30

Work is completed on the I-495 Haverhill bridge trestle in this January 2019 photograph. (Courtesy of MassDOT.)

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation plans to resume overnight lane closures on the Haverhill stretch of Interstate 495 North and South from Tuesday, May 28 through Thursday, May 30 to install steel beams on the new bridge over the city’s Merrimack River.

Lane closures run from 8 p.m. through 5 a.m. each night, with short-term “rolling roadblocks” running intermittently from 10 p.m. until 5 a.m.

The closures are the latest action taken during the state’s $90 million replacement of the highway bridges crossing the river near Ward Hill.

SPS New England is overseeing construction, which is expected to run through spring 2022. When the project is complete, the new northbound bridge is expected to allow for up to three though lanes, one future use lane and an auxiliary lane, officials said.

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