Weekend road repair atop the crumbling Casey Overpass went so well the elevated road won't need to be shut for further repairs, the state Department of Transportation says. According to MassDOT spokesman Michael Verseckes:
The work on Saturday made full repairs to 15 spans and partial repairs to five more.
The overpass, slated to be torn down and replaced with surface roads, has 40 spans, he said. He added:
The original closure was scheduled to go from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. But we extended the work hours on Saturday and were able to finish all the work, including the paving.
Considering the bridge is at the end of its serviceable life, they really did a great job.