Hanover Street Bridge repairs to begin this spring

Posted at 7:56 AM, Feb 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-27 07:57:45-05

The 102-year-old Hanover Street Bridge is going to have some much-needed work done to it beginning this spring.

The goal is to do a complete renovation of the bridge, but that's going to take time and cost a lot of money. This has been a priority for Councilman Eric Costello, who sent the department of transportation a letter requesting upgrades to the Hanover Street Bridge.

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Costello tweeted a letter he received from the DOT's Director Michelle Pourciau which acknowledges the repairs needed.

The two met Monday afternoon to discuss what needs to be done to the bridge, which if you have ever driven on it you know what a bumpy ride it is.

Pourciau says there is an interim plan in place to make immediate repairs and extend the life of the bridge. Construction will begin this spring once the temperatures warm up, and she says in the letter the long-term renovation plan comes with a hefty price tag of $100 million and will take six to nine years to complete.