Following two-year closure, Fruit Street Bridge reopens


Following two-year closure, Fruit Street Bridge reopens
After being closed for two years, the Fruit Street Bridge off Flanders Road reopened on Dec. 15. (Photo/Maureen Sullivan)

WESTBOROUGH – The Fruit Street Bridge, off Flanders Road, has reopened after a two-year rebuilding project.

The state’s Department of Transportation (MassDOT) announced on Dec. 15 that the bridge over the CSX railroad tracks and the Sudbury River opened to traffic early that afternoon.

The bridge closure had been in place since November 2021 to allow construction operations to take place as part of the $12.5-million bridge replacement project.

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As construction will still be ongoing, lane closures will be required when work is taking place next construction season to bring the bridge to its final condition by next summer.

For information on traffic conditions, travelers are encouraged to:

Download the Mass511 mobile app or visit to view live cameras, travel times, real-time traffic conditions, and project information before setting out on the road. Users can subscribe to receive text and email alerts for traffic conditions. 

Dial 511 and select a route to hear real-time conditions. 

Follow @MassDOT on X (formerly known as Twitter) to receive regular updates on road and traffic conditions.

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