They're coming baaaack.
Those lane closures on the A. Piatt Andrew Bridge that have become a regular part of Gloucester's and Cape Ann's traffic landscape over the Annisquam River since 2007 will be resuming tomorrow morning — and will continue for more than two months.
The Massachusetts Department of Transportation has announced that a series of "permanent travel lane restrictions" — usually marked by concrete barriers — will be put in place for drivers heading in both directions over the Route 128 bridge starting Friday at 9 a.m. and continuing through May 24 — the Thursday leading into Memorial Day weekend.
But that work is being preceded by "temporary lane closures" affecting one lane in each direction between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m., beginning Monday morning and running through Thursday.
The closures will once again be necessary to "allow crews to perform work associated with the rehabilitation of the bridge," the DOT statement indicated.
All of the work is part of what is now pegged at a $27.5 million bridge rehabilitation project. The latest phase of work will, however, end by Memorial Day, the DOT assured.
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