Main Street bridge repairs begins Sept. 19 in Hudson

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Main Street bridge repairs begins Sept. 19 in Hudson
The brook runs under Main Street in Hudson. Now the bridge will be repaired. (Photo/Caroline Gordon)

HUDSON – The bridge on Main Street will be under repair starting on Sept 19.

While westbound traffic will be allowed through the construction site between Main and Houghton streets, eastbound traffic will be detoured.

The repair of the bridge is estimated to take 90 days. 

Main St. bridge beams deemed deficient

About five years ago, a bridge inspection conducted by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation, and it found that a couple of the beams that support the bridge were deficient.

In response, the Hudson Department of Public Works applied twice for the Small Bridge Program, which provides funding for municipalities to repair and replace small bridges.


However, the town was not approved for the program.


The contract for the project, which is to Aetna Bridge Company, will be funded by the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding. Hudson has been allocated a total of $5.9 million in ARPA funds.


During a Select Board meeting held in August, the board approved a $477,470 contract for superstructure repairs for the bridge.


According to a detour map presented to the Select Board, eastbound traffic will be detoured to either Church Street or South Street.


Parking will also not be allowed in the block between Main and Houghton.

Main Street bridge repairs begins Sept. 19 in Hudson
This map shows the planned detour route during the bridge repair. (Photo/Town of Hudson)

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