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Gill-Montague Bridge to reopen in Nov.

  • Recorder/Paul Franz<br/>Reinforcing bar waits for concrete in one of the last sections of the Turners Falls- Gill Bridge decking to be finished.

    Recorder/Paul Franz
    Reinforcing bar waits for concrete in one of the last sections of the Turners Falls- Gill Bridge decking to be finished.

  • Recorder/Paul Fran<br/>TurnersFalls-Gill Bridge

    Recorder/Paul Fran
    TurnersFalls-Gill Bridge

  • Recorder/Paul Franz<br/>Reinforcing bar waits for concrete in one of the last sections of the Turners Falls- Gill Bridge decking to be finished.
  • Recorder/Paul Fran<br/>TurnersFalls-Gill Bridge

TURNERS FALLS — The Gill-Montague Bridge, the downtown’s main connection to points elsewhere, should reopen to two-way traffic in November, according to Massachusetts Department of Transportation spokesman Michael Verseckes.

The multi-million dollar renovation project has limited traffic on the Gill-Montague Bridge to one-way for nearly three years, and periodically closes the bridge entirely.

“In a nutshell, we’re looking at restoration of two-way travel on the bridge by November. The original completion date was April 2014, we’re still on track for that, but the restoration of two-way travel by November would be new,” Verseckes said.

Verseckes said it is possible there will be periods this summer when both lanes are open, but made no promises.

The $40.7 million state project began in 2010 and will provide wider travel lanes, reconstructed approaches, increased bicycle accessibility and a new traffic signal at Route 2.

You can reach Chris Curtis at:
ccurtis@recorder.com
or 413-772-0261, ext. 257

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