Florida Road Bridge Project

Closure Notice

Florida Road will be closed at the bridge site beginning December 13th for the duration of the construction project (approximately two years). Abutter access will be maintained throughout construction.

Water Shut-off – June 12, 2022

The Department of Public Works will be shutting off Water Utilities in the area of Florida Court, Florida Road (From Bridge to Main Street) Main Street (from Florida Road to Walnut Street), and Railroad Street in coordination with the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) & Tully Construction as part of the Florida Road Bridge replacement project. Water Utility shut off & replacement work will commence at 7am on Sunday June 12th, 2022 and last until completion, same day. We thank you in advance for your patience while this project continues to progress.

The Florida Road Bridge Replacement is a collaboration between the Town of Maynard, MassDOT’s Highway Division and the Federal Highway Administration. The existing bridge, constructed in 1915, has several structural issues including:

  • Deficient Concrete Arch
  • Barriers on Bridge Unsafe for Vehicular Impact
  • Deteriorated Sidewalks with Small Curb Reveals
  • Narrow Roadway/Shoulders
  • Horizontal and Vertical Curves
  • Poor Sight Distance

The new bridge will be a replacement of the entire structure with crash-tested railings and end posts, new sidewalks improved drainage, replacement of sections of water and sewer mains in the bridge area and the relocation of utility poles and overhead wires.

 

Traffic Impacts

  • Florida Road will be closed at the bridge site during construction
  • Traffic detour will include Main Street Summer Street and Nason Street
  • Bicycle & pedestrian Access will be maintained during construction on the Assabet River Rail Trail and Summer Street.
  • Abutter access maintained throughout construction
  • The Florida Court municipal parking lot will be unavailable to the public during the construction period.
 

Key Documents