Northampton’s Clement Street bridge closing for six more weeks

  • The Clement Street Bridge over the Mill River will close for about six weeks starting Monday. Creative Commons

Staff Writer
Published: 7/20/2019 2:07:58 PM

NORTHAMPTON — The Clement Street Bridge will be closed for about six weeks starting Monday as the structure undergoes construction work.

The bridge work will finish up a project that closed the bridge for nearly a year beginning in December 2017, when the Massachusetts Department of Transportation deemed the bridge structurally deficient. Repairs began in June 2018, and the bridge reopened to traffic last October, although the project was not yet completed. 

The final phase will consist of removing and replacing the bridge deck protective surfacing and repaving 30 feet at the bridge’s deck approaches, according to a notice issued by the mayor’s office. 

The bridge, which crosses the Mill River, is over a century old, and about 3,000 cars cross it each day. Alternative access points across the Mill River are on Bliss Street, Pine Street, West Street and South Street. 

Jacquelyn Voghel can be reached at jvoghel@gazettenet.com. 


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