Route 112 in Colrain closed for 8 weeks for bridge repairs

  • The Route 112 bridges over the North River in Colrain will be closed to traffic for four weeks each for resurfacing. The first one to close, pictured, is the southern one near the intersection with Charlemont Road. STAFF PHOTO/PAUL FRANZ

Staff Writer
Published: 9/19/2023 2:04:45 PM

COLRAIN — Route 112 will be closed to through traffic for approximately eight weeks for bridge repair work.

According to the state Department of Transportation (MassDOT), the work will entail removing the concrete surface on two bridges over the North River and replacing the surface with a polymer-modified concrete overlay.

“It’s a planned maintenance for the decks,” Town Administrator Kevin Fox said. “It has been on the plans for about a year now.”

According to Fox, the town received notice that construction would commence about a week prior to the Monday, Sept. 18, start date.

Work will start on the first bridge, located just south of the intersection of Route 112 and Charlemont Road, and will take approximately four weeks to complete, according to MassDOT. Work on the second bridge, located just south of the intersection of Route 112 and Call Road, will start after that and will take another four weeks to complete.

A detour will be in place for through traffic using Route 2, Colrain Shelburne Road and Greenfield Road. Message boards are being used to notify the public. Drivers may also detour by way of Call Road and Frankton Road.

Drivers traveling through the affected areas are advised to expect delays, reduce speed and use caution. All work is weather dependent and subject to change without notice.

Bella Levavi can be reached at 413-930-4579 or


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