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.
Construction on the east side of the bridge continues. Upon completion of the east portion, crews will begin to rehabilitate the west side. Bridge rehabilitation is expected to be complete by Fall 2019. Anticipated traffic impacts are minimal.
City staff and consultants presented plans for the rehabilitation of the Salem End Road Bridge at a neighborhood meeting held on April 29, 2019. The presentation outlined the planned improvements, traffic management plans, and other aspects of the project.