Bartlett Road Bridge Replacement Project


The Town of Plymouth has entered into a construction contract with Lawrence-Lynch Corp. of Falmouth, MA to complete the Bartlett Road Bridge Construction project. The project involves replacing the existing bridge on Bartlett Road adjacent to Tidmarsh Farms. 

The existing bridge/culvert on Bartlett Road is in poor condition, with posted weight limits, and limits stream flow from Fresh Pond to Beaver Dam Brook. The new bridge/culvert will eliminate public safety hazards and enhance the river function. In addition to the bridge replacement, water main and drainage will be installed in the project area. 

Construction is anticipated to begin the week of December 18, 2023, with an anticipated completion date of May 2024. Please be aware that BARTLETT ROAD BRIDGE WILL BE CLOSED TO ALL TRAFFIC beginning the week of January 2, 2024. Detour routes will be signed and posted in the area. 

Normal working hours are 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday – Friday, during which time various equipment, machinery, and materials will be in the roadway. No work is anticipated to occur on weekends or holidays. 

The Town has retained the services of an Engineering Representative, SLR International Corporation, to observe the work of the Contractor and to act as the DPW’s liaison.  Personnel will be onsite throughout the construction activities. 

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact any of the following:

James Downey, Acting Town Engineer  – 508-747-1620 x 10199

Engineering Department – 508-747-1620 x 10120

Design & Permitting

The Bartlett Road Bridge Replacement Project design is complete. In 2021, the Engineering Division received a $100,000 grant from the Massachusetts Division of Ecological Restoration toward the design of the new bridge. Additional design funds were approved at Fiscal Year 2022 Annual Fall Town Meeting. The Engineering Division submitted a $3,250,000 Capital Request (PDF) for consideration at the 2023 Spring Special Town Meeting (PDF). View the Bartlett Road Bridge Replacement Project Informational Video.