BAD NEWS: Butters Row Bridge Not Expected To Reopen Until December 13 (was Nov. 10, then Dec. 8)

WILMINGTON, MA — The Town of Wilmington announced earlier this week that the closure of the Butters Row Bridge is anticipated to last until December 13.  This pushes MassDOT’s most recent estimate of December 8 back five days.

The bridge is closed for repairs, including the installation of new timber members after the discovery of unanticipated deterioration.

The bridge first closed on October 23 and was originally scheduled to reopen on November 10.

The daily work hours will continue to be 7am to 7pm.

Affected traffic will be detoured as follows:

  • Traffic on the east side of the bridge destined to areas on the west side of the bridge will be directed to follow Route 38 North; turn left onto Route 62 West; and turn left onto Chestnut Street South.
  • Traffic on the west side of the bridge destined to areas on the east side of the bridge will be directed to follow Chestnut Street North; turn right onto Route 62 East; and turn right onto Route 38 South.

Drivers are encouraged to seek alternate routes, if possible, to avoid delays. Drivers who must travel through the affected area should expect delays, reduce speed and use caution while traveling through the work zone and along detour routes.

(NOTE: The above announcement is from the Town of Wilmington/MassDOT.)

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