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MassDOT and Springfield DPW Issue Traffic Notice for Putts Bridge into Ludlow

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The City of Springfield Department of Public Works (DPW) has been notified by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) that emergency bridge repairs will be required on the Putts Bridge (Route 21) between Springfield and the Town of Ludlow.

Residents are advised that prior to work beginning, no later than April 2, 2024, the bridge will be posted for weight limits for various size vehicles by MassDOT.  Please note, there is no closure. 

Please take note of the weight restrictions.


Statutory Posting (OLD)

New Posting

2 Axle Trucks

20 tons

17 tons

3 Axle Trucks

25 tons

20 tons

5 Axle Trucks

36 tons

33 tons

MassDOT also states that due to the capacity of the structure, waivers for emergency vehicles cannot be issued.

MassDOT has prepared the attached detour plan that should be followed by vehicles that exceed the posted limit.

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