Williamsburg Construction July 2019

Cars drive across the Williamsburg Way bridge on Wednesday, July 10. Drivers could not access Williamsburg Way from the northbound Verona Road lanes for three months prior during construction of the bridge.

As one road closes, another opens.

The Williamsburg Way bridge at Verona Road opened Tuesday, July 9, after nearly three months of construction. That’s one day before another heavily traveled Fitchburg intersection, at Fitchrona and Nesbitt roads, closed for its own three-month construction process.

The bridge over Williamsburg will allow Verona Road construction to continue unimpeded on three lanes each direction below Williamsburg after that segment is complete later this year. It’s the opposite configuration to what is being done at the McKee Road intersection, which will travel under Verona Road.

All turning movements are open at Williamsburg, but the state Department of Transportation, which is leading the $200 million Verona Road upgrade, advised motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians to watch out for crews and equipment around the bridge while construction continues, and to plan increased travel times when commuting on and around Verona Road.

The 207 foot long Williamsburg bridge features 22 girders and nearly 600 cubic yards of concrete, according to a DOT release.

For information and updates on the Verona Road construction project, visit the project’s Facebook page by searching Verona Road Project.

Email Verona Press editor Jim Ferolie at veronapress@wcinet.com.