Town of Royalston announces temporary closure of Route 68 bridge in the South Royalston Village

Staff Report
Published: 5/12/2022 9:10:22 AM
Modified: 5/12/2022 9:10:22 AM

ROYALSTON — Tuesday, during discussions with MassDOT and Pan Am Railways, the Town of Royalston announced the temporary closure of the Rt. 68 bridge in the South Royalston Village, from May 24-26. This will enable Pan Am Railways to conduct rail replacement at the its intersection with Route 68. Plan accordingly and seek an alternate route for this period. Stakeholders have been notified directly via this press release.

This will be a benefit to residents and visitors alike to provide a smoother transition between pavement and rails. MassDOT has recently committed to upgrade and repair/reclaim sections of Route 68 in Royalston from the Phillipston town line up to Royalston Common, which will commence on Wednesday, May 11.

Please expect delays. The Town of Royalston DPW Superintendent working in tandem with all stakeholders, coordinated this rail repair to occur in tandem to cause the least amount of impact to day-to-day travel and commerce.

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