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Saturday, October 14, 2006

Allen Street bridge to close

NORTHBOROUGH

The Allen Street bridge that spans the Assabet River and leads motorists to downtown Northborough is expected to be closed Monday and it won't re-open until spring as the state installs a new deck.

While the bridge is closed, drivers can take Hudson Street to Route 20, acting DPW director Kara Buzanoski said.

Tractor-trailers, however, cannot fit under the Wachusett Aqueduct on Hudson Street. Signs will be posted on Route 290 and the Mass Pike to alert truck drivers of the change and suggest detours.

The repairs come nearly five years after Mass Highway first found cracks in the concrete understructure of the bridge, which was built in 1985, Buzanoski said.

-- Jennifer Rosinski

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