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SPS Completes Successful Rapid Bridge Replacement of Mass Ave over Comm Ave

SPS successfully replaced the Mass Ave Bridge over Commonwealth Ave in Boston’s Back Bay using Rapid Bridge Replacement techniques, 30 hours ahead of schedule. The operation began on Thursday night, May 10th and was slated for completion by Tuesday morning, May 15th. Due to excellent pre-planning and hard work by SPS crews, subcontractors, and the cooperation of MassDOT and the City of Boston, (more…)

SPS Selected to Replace the I-495 Bridges over Merrimack River in Haverhill, MA

SPS New England, Inc. has been selected by MassDOT to complete the Design Build contract to replace the existing bridges carrying I-495 traffic northbound and southbound over the Merrimack River in Haverhill, MA.  Accelerated Bridge Construction Techniques will be used to minimize disruption and reduce construction duration.  This project marks SPS’s 11th Design Build contract for MassDOT.  View all Design Build Projects

SPS Work at Conley Terminal Featured at Dedication of Butler Memorial Park

SPS successfully helped to create the dedicated freight corridor that enables Massport to remove container trucks serving Conley Terminal from residential streets, while improving the operational efficiency of the terminal and the economic strength of the Port of Boston. SPS constructed the paved access road;  a new bridge over an inlet of the Boston Harbor Reserved Channel; (more…)

SPS Marine Division Supports Sail Boston 2017 With Temporary Dock Systems

The City of Boston hosted ships from around the world in July 2017, and the SPS Marine Division was contracted by Sail Boston organizers as one of the firms entrusted to construct temporary docks from which visitors could safely view the ships.  The SPS Team drove temporary steel piles and placed flexifloats and shugart floats set with access ramps and handrails for the successful week-long event.  (more…)

SPS Earns 2017 ACEC Silver Award for Historic Chatham Drawbridge Restoration

SPS New England was awarded the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) 2017 Silver Award, for the recently-completed replacement of the historic Mitchell River Wooden Drawbridge in Chatham, Massachusetts.

The SPS team is honored to be recognized for our work on this historic bridge. For more information, view this project.

SPS Completes Lexington Rte. 2/I-95 Design-Build Bridge Replacement

SPS New England has successfully completed the replacement of bridges carrying Route 2 East and Westbound over I-95 in Lexington, also called the Concord Turnpike.  Accelerated Bridge Construction (ABC) techniques were used to minimize disruption and reduce construction duration, including the first-time use in Massachusetts of precast, modular concrete abutments instead of a deep foundation system using numerous drilled shafts. (more…)

SPS Maintains Commitment to Safety through “Mission to Zero” Initiative

As part of SPS New England’s deep commitment to safety, the firm continues to maintain the “Mission to Zero” Safety initiative.  Initially launched in 2011, the program includes several components that consistently reinforce the SPS culture of safety.  Every member of the SPS Team, from the office to every field/project location throughout New England, is encouraged to be aware of how their actions can contribute to a safe working environment.
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SPS Design-Build Project Named one of Top 10 in the Country by AASHTO

SPS New England’s “Heavy Lift” Design Build project in Phillipston, MA was selected as one of the top ten projects in the country by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) as part of the 2011 American Transportation Awards competition.

SPS is honored to be recognized for its work using accelerated and innovative construction techniques. For more, view this pioneering-project’s profile.
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