This project will repair the Salem End Road Bridge over the Stearns Reservoir. This bridge was identified in the 2013 Framingham Town-Wide Bridge Inspection Master Plan as a replacement priority. The bridge was originally built in 1870 and rebuilt in 1927. The structure exhibits severe deterioration of the concrete requiring closure of the west sidewalk in 2006. It has been determined that moderate repairs will extend the useful life of the bridge at least twenty years, therefore delaying the need for a full bridge replacement.
The project went to bid in January 2019 and was awarded to SW Construction Enterprises LLC
Work is currently anticipated to begin in late May and finish by late fall.
A neighborhood meeting regarding the Salem End Road Bridge Rehabilitation is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 29, 2019 at Framingham City Hall , Blumer Room, 150 Concord Street, Framingham 01702
City staff and consultants will present plans for the rehabilitation of the Salem End Road Bridge. The presentation will cover the planned improvements, traffic management plans, and other aspects of the project.