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Bridgewater Bypass Location Study

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Project at a Glance
Begin Date
February 2007

Est Completion Date
October 2009

An EA is being prepared for the project in accordance with the NEPA.

Lengths and Limits
Begins at Route 257 and Don Litten Parkway and ends at Route 257/42 in the vicinity of Herring Lane. The length of the corridor is about 2.3 miles.



Nicholas Nies

What's Being Done

The study is complete.

Project Updates

  • The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) issued a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI), Oct. 20, 2009.
  • A revised Environmental Assessment (EA) has been prepared to document the actions of the Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) and respond to substantive comments received from the public hearing Oct 20, 2009.
  • Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) approves location for Bridgewater Bypass (April 16, 2009)
  • CTB Bridgewater Bypass resolution (April 16, 2009)

Preferred Alignment Selected

Findings from the EA and input from the public hearing, local government, as well as comments received on the EA were presented to the CTB for their consideration during their April 2009 meeting. On April 16th, 2009, the CTB approved Candidate Build A as the location of the Bridgewater Bypass.

Candidate Build A 

Candidate Build A begins at route 257 and Don Litten Parkway, follows the alignment of Don Litten Parkway and then proceeds in a northeasterly direction to cross Cooks Creek perpendicularly then turns northwestward, crossing route 704, skirting the edge of Turner Ashby High School complex and joining route 257/42 in the vicinity of Herring Lane. The length of the corridor is about 2.3 miles.

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A public hearing was held Jan. 16, 2008, at Turner Ashby High School in Bridgewater.

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