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State to begin reconstruction of Southeast Expressway

BOSTON -- The state is moving ahead with a massive reconstruction project along the Southeast Expressway.
/ Source: WHDH-TV

BOSTON -- The state is moving ahead with a massive reconstruction project along the Southeast Expressway.

The nearly $13 million undertaking calls for the resurfacing and reconstruction of a 6.5 mile segment of I-93 from the Braintree split to Savin Hill Road in Boston.

Transportation officials say the work will be done in stages and at night to minimize disruptions on the already traffic-choked roadway.

Transportation Secretary Bernard Cohen says the project is a significant investment in one of greater Boston's most critical roadways.

Both the northbound and southbound lanes will be reconstructed, as will the ramp system and guardrails.

Some of the initial work will begin this fall, with the bulk of the project kicking off in spring 2008.

Completion is set for the fall of 2009.

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