Plantation St. Bridge Will be One-Way for Up to 12 Weeks

by | Oct 13, 2020 | Headlines, News

WORCESTER – The Plantation St. Bridge will only serving one-way traffic for three months beginning next month, as crews continue construction on a new bridge.

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation [MassDOT] will be shifting the work zone for the bridge beginning at 5 PM on Monday, November 2.

The bridge will only serve one-way traffic going northbound towards Belmont Street [Route 9] for up to 12 weeks. Two-way traffic will be restored on the bridge once construction is complete.

Drivers are asked to take the southbound detour [see image below]:

  • Take Belmont Street (Route 9) to Lake Avenue;
  • Turn right on Lake Avenue;
  • Travel along Lake Avenue to Bigelow Davis Parkway/ Hamilton Street;
  • Turn right on Bigelow Davis Parkway/Hamilton Street;
  • Turn right on Water Street;
  • Turn right on Franklin Street; and
  • Turn left on Plantation Street.


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Southbound Plantation St. Detour/Graphic courtesy: MassDOT


Two public information virtual meetings have been scheduled to address the one-way traffic condition as follows:

  • Wednesday, October 14 — 6:30 PM to 8 PM

Register here: 

  • Thursday, October 22 — 6:30 PM to 8 PM

Register here:


Image: Artist rendering of Plantation St. Bridge project one-way/MassDOT

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