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Long-stalled Route 109 bridge project set to resume soon

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As frustration mounts among residents and motorists affected by the delay, state officials said a more than year-long interruption to a bridge project on the Westwood-Dedham line will sooon come to an end.

Michael Verseckes, a state Department of Transportation spokesman, said that work on the project to replace the Route 109 bridges over Route 128 in both directions will resume by the end of this month.

The project began in the late winter of 2010, but work was abruptly halted in early 2012.

Area residents and officials complain that the result has been a prolonged period in which motorists have been subjected to unsafe conditions and delays, with traffic confined to one lane in each direction instead of the usual two. Adding to their frustration is what they contend has been a lack of communication from the state about the delay.

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