Gleasondale Bridge to be closed morning of Sunday, October 28

Here’s a message from Nate Lash, of Howard Stein Hudson, the contractor working on the Gleasondale Bridge for the Massachusetts Department of Transportation:

Notification from MassDOT engineering contractor

What we’re doing:         

On Sunday morning, October 28, 2018, the Gleasondale Road Bridge will be closed to vehicular traffic 4 to 6 hours as MassDOT conducts bridge inspections on and around the bridge. To maintain and monitor the structure while its replacement is designed, MassDOT has placed the bridge on a six-month inspection cycle. This operation has been coordinated with Stow Police and Fire.

What you’ll see:

A snooper truck, similar to a cherry picker, will be parked on the bridge to allow the MassDOT team to view the bridge from all required angles for inspection. A detour route using Main Street, Hudson Road, and Sudbury Road, will be posted for the duration of the closure. All work will take place within the right-of-way and will not cross private property.

Project overview:

The bridge carrying Gleasondale Road (Rt. 62) over the Assabet River in Stow needs to be replaced due to significant beam deterioration identified during safety inspections. Beginning in 2017, MassDOT assembled a team to address design, permitting, and public outreach for the replacement effort with the goal of starting construction in 2021.

If you have any questions about the project, or this work, please contact Jeff Dietrich at

Thank you for your patience.

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