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New bridges, state announces

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Personally I think it will be a lot longer than that. If any abutter, persons losing land, envirmentalists or utility decides to fight this project in the courts it could drag out a lot longer than 5 years

 

I still beleive that this project is a politicians fantasy, billions of dollars in both State and Federal monies (tax dollars) to benifit no one except the Cape Cod tourist industry that is already dying.

 

Want to spend money, repair the existing infarstucture that is in place already.................

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Work on the Berkley Dighton bridge across the Taunton river was supposed to start when I was in High School around 1988.

it took them about a year to put in the temporary bridge in 2010.

The bridge was finally done in 2015, while my daughter was in High School, almost 30 years later.

 

I think the only "fight" was that some groups wanted to make a bigger bridge or another moving bridge to allow for sailboats to go up the river.

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19 mins ago, Kones1 said:

Means tens ofmillions over budget. They are priming the pump so the taxpayers have time to lube

Now is the time to vote EVERY incumbent out of office and start fresh ................. 

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48 mins ago, b-ware said:

Now is the time to vote EVERY incumbent out of office and start fresh ................. 

…...and start fresh with term limits.

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4 hours ago, Eagles Dare said:

News said "No tolls are planned at this time".  :point:

The key part of that sentence being "at this time." That's classic MassSpeak. :laugh:

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Out here in Western Mass., the State DOT is rebuilding a section of Rt. 32, a major state road.  They are redoing drainage, guard rails, swales and signage.  The road surface will be milled and profiled and then repaved to the highest standards.  Right in the middle of this 7 mi. project is a bridge going over the Ware River, this structure has been deemed defective by the same DOT several years ago and is posted to less than 60% capacity.  The trucks and equipment used in this project will have to detour (about 6 mi.) commercial trucks have been detouring since the posting and even the towns Fire Dept. has to detour.  This bridge is one of hundred or maybe thousands in the state and yet we need to spend billions for the Cape Cod Tourist industry....................

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1 hour ago, b-ware said:

Out here in Western Mass., the State DOT is rebuilding a section of Rt. 32, a major state road.  They are redoing drainage, guard rails, swales and signage.  The road surface will be milled and profiled and then repaved to the highest standards.  Right in the middle of this 7 mi. project is a bridge going over the Ware River, this structure has been deemed defective by the same DOT several years ago and is posted to less than 60% capacity.  The trucks and equipment used in this project will have to detour (about 6 mi.) commercial trucks have been detouring since the posting and even the towns Fire Dept. has to detour.  This bridge is one of hundred or maybe thousands in the state and yet we need to spend billions for the Cape Cod Tourist industry....................

Is that the bridge in Gilbertville or the covered bridge?

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41 mins ago, bob_G said:

Is that the bridge in Gilbertville or the covered bridge?

No, this bridge is on the Ware/Palmer line just west of Wal Mart...................

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2 mins ago, b-ware said:

No, this bridge is on the Ware/Palmer line just west of Wal Mart...................

By the old hatchery?

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27 mins ago, bob_G said:

By the old hatchery?

No, go past WalMart heading west, maybe 300 yds..................  Coming from the west heading east it is about 100 yds. after the railroad underpass................

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Just now, b-ware said:

No, go past WalMart heading west, maybe 300 yds..................  Coming from the west heading east it is about 100 yds. after the railroad underpass................

Ok, I know where it is.

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