Massachusetts undertakes Route 2 road, bridge construction projects

2 September 2010

Construction of road and bridge improvement projects worth $27 million along Route 2 in Orange, Erving, Gill, Athol, Wendell, and Phillipston towns in Massachusetts, is underway as a part of Patrick-Murray Administration's Massachusetts Works program.

The $11.7 million Route 2 project in Orange is reconstructing and making safety improvements along 5 miles of Route 2, including rehabilitating and widening the Route 2 Bridge over Route 122. The project is funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).

The Patrick-Murray Administration's MassDOT is extending the existing climbing lanes, and improving the acceleration and deceleration lanes and the alignments at various on/off ramps. Also, the Route 2 Bridge over Route 122 will be widened and the superstructure replaced to accommodate the proposed widened climbing lane.

The Route 2 project in Orange, scheduled for completion in 2012, is among six projects in MassDOT's Route 2 Safety Improvement Initiative.