About the Route 18 Weymouth-Abington Improvements project

This project is reconstructing and widening Route 18 (Main Street/Bedford Street) in Weymouth and Abington.

Project Details

This project is reconstructing and widening Route 18 (Main Street/Bedford Street) in Weymouth and Abington. It will widen the roadway to two lanes and a shoulder in each direction throughout the project corridor. The corridor is a four-mile stretch of Route 18 from Middle Street/West Street (just west of Route 3) in Weymouth to Route 139 in Abington. The project also includes:

  • replacing the bridge that carries Route 18 over the MBTA Kingston/Plymouth Commuter Rail line in Weymouth
  • reconstructing existing intersections with traffic signal updates and safety improvements
  • installing new emergency traffic control signals at the Abington Fire Station
  • new sidewalks for pedestrians and accessibility improvement
  • bicycle accommodations
  • stormwater management updates

The project is using accelerated construction techniques to minimize traffic impacts. The contract incorporates incentives and disincentives to ensure timely completion of project milestones.

Anticipated Project & Work Schedule

Work is began in late fall 2017. Anticipated project completion is spring 2022

  • 2017-2019: Utility relocations and enabling work for construction.
  • 2018-2021: Construction and widening of Route 18
  • 2018-2019: Route 18 bridge reconstruction, temporary and permanent alignment, over MBTA Kingston/Plymouth Commuter Rail line
  • 2020-2022: Final paving of Route 18 and final restoration

Project Team

  • MassDOT - Owner
  • Gioioso-D&R, Joint Venture - General Contractor
    • Subcontractors:
      • Vegetation Control Service, Inc.
      • J. R. Vinagro Corporation
      • Bell Traffic Signal Maintenance, Inc.
      • Liddell Brothers, Inc.
      • United Stone and Site, Inc.
      • H&A Steel LLC
      • Brighter Horizons Environmental, Inc.
      • Northern Tree Service, Inc.
      • EDM Construction, Inc.
  • Regina Villa Associates, Inc. - Public Outreach

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