Posted by: iBerkshires | October 17, 2008

In the Beginning

As in the beginning of the long-awaited renovation work on the Hadley Overpass in North Adams.

Rather than try to write the standard story on the repairs every three to six months, iBerkshires will blog the three-year project as a way to keep residents up to date on what’s happening. So check back here to find out about traffic delays, construction and progress as we look forward to the project’s completion in June 2012.


The bridge is owned by the state and the project is being overseen by MassHighway. The contractor is Maxymillian Construction.

The Hadley is the longest span in the Berkshires at 940 feet and is 68 years old.

The last significant work on the bridge was done nearly 30 years ago.

The groundbreaking for the project was held on Oct. 2.

Which brings us up to today: A parking lot is being created at the south end of the bridge on a vacant lot where two apartment buildings once stood. The lot, and a sidewalk that will lead under the bridge, are being created to ensure access to Western Gateway Heritage State Park once construction begins in earnest.

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  1. why is there a cop on duty when they are off the road ? and “if” they need one why isn’t a flag person doing it. that law went into effect on 10/1/08. my whole complaint is that they (cops) already have a job why not give someone else a chance.

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