Massachusetts Department of Transportation
The Route 9 Kenneth F. Burns Memorial Bridge is a vital transportation link for the central Massachusetts region, carrying 47,700 vehicles each weekday as well as substantial pedestrian traffic. The surrounding area is home to a variety of businesses and residences that depend on Route 9 to carry deliveries and provide customer access. Through MassDOT’s Accelerated Bridge Program, the Burns Bridge is being replaced with a new span to meet current and future traffic demands.
HSH developed a traffic management plan to ensure that construction of the new span has the least possible impact on commuters, pedestrians, and local businesses. We also developed a public involvement plan that included early coordination with public officials and key constituents in the project area to gain public trust in the project. This was achieved through face-to-face public information meetings and a dedicated project website designed and maintained by HSH. Construction of the new Burns Bridge is currently underway.