Shirley’s Longley Road Bridge to temporarily close for reconstruction

MassDOT to begin Longley Road Bridge Replacement Project this month

The Pawtucket Street bridge over the Pawtucket Canal is in the process of being replaced, with only one-way traffic allowed as each lane is replaced. It has been on a national list of bridges in poor condition.  (SUN/Julia Malakie)
The Pawtucket Street bridge over the Pawtucket Canal is in the process of being replaced, with only one-way traffic allowed as each lane is replaced. It has been on a national list of bridges in poor condition. (SUN/Julia Malakie)
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SHIRLEY – Motorists will need to find an alternate means of travel to and from West Groton for the next six months as a major reconstruction project gets underway.

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation announced that it will close the Longley Road Bridge, located over a section of Mulpus Brook, starting March 15 at 7 a.m.

The closure will be in place for six months while workers carry out bridge construction as part of the $1.8 million Longley Road Bridge Replacement Project.

Drivers will be redirected to use Groton Road, Townsend Road, and Great Road instead of Longley while work in underway.

The bridge is located behind Bull Run Restaurant while the road itself runs between there and the West Groton entrance of Groton Road.

Motorists are advised to expect delays and use caution in the area.