Why risk one of the most heavily-trafficked roads in the South Shore and the new Fore River Bridge?
Haven't We Had Enough Bridge Traffic?!
The South Shore knows what 3A traffic looks like– we continue to deal with delays from the Fore River Bridge replacement project.
What would happen to your commute if Route 3A was shutdown for 1.5 hours, as happened in Pennsylvania when a Compressor blowdown occurred unexpectedly?
Why would anyone put this bridge project at risk of further delays and damage? The construction timeline of this Compressor conflicts with the completion of the bridge - meaning heavy trucks crossing the temporary bridge and turning across 3A traffic.
"Melting Guardrails" and "Cooked Pavement"
Then there's the risk of an accident wiping out the entire bridge! When natural gas infrastructure does ignite, it burns very hot and very fast due to the pressurized and highly flammable gas in the pipeline. When a pipeline along Interstate 77 in Sissonville, W.V. ruptured and ignited in 2012, the resulting inferno "melted guardrails and pavement" and "cooked a stretch of Interstate 77". Local media reports referred to the chaotic scene as "an assault on the senses". The accident shut down the highway for days, as well as destroying four homes and damaging five more.