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State will update public on the next Fore River bridge

Rendering of the proposed architectural design for the new Fore River Bridge.

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Rendering of the proposed architectural design for the new Fore River Bridge.

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation will hold a meeting in Quincy on March 26 to update the public on the replacement of the Fore River Bridge.

The bridge carries Route 3A between Quincy and Weymouth, and approximately 32,000 motorists use it every weekday.

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The existing temporary bridge, known to locals as the “Erector Set,” will be removed and replaced by a new span. Work is now underway, and is scheduled to continue until 2016.

Area residents and people who use the bridge are invited to attend the meeting to learn more about the construction plans and impact on traffic. The meeting will take place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at The Fore River Club at 16 Nevada St. in Quincy.

“This meeting is an opportunity for MassDOT and our contractor to communicate directly with neighbors of the project and officials from Weymouth and Quincy,” said MassDOT spokesman Michael Verseckes, in an e-mail. “At the meeting, we’ll be able to convey details of our progress to date, and next steps in the project. It’s also a chance for us to get feedback from folks, which helps us to improve upon what we’ve been doing well, and to make improvements in areas that are needed. We look forward to the opportunity to sit down with neighbors and we hope the meeting is well attended.”

For more information about the bridge replacement project, visit www.mass.gov/massdot/foreriverbridge. To be added to the e-mail list, contact Donny Dailey, Office of Public Affairs, at 857-368-8902 or donny.dailey@state.ma.us.

Emily Sweeney can be reached at esweeney@globe.com.
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