Monday, April 12, 2021
Scheduled Overnight Test Openings of the Plum Island Drawbridge over Plum Island River
Test openings will occur through April 11, through 4:30 a.m. on Monday, April 12
The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) is announcing that it will be conducting multiple test openings of the Plum Island Drawbridge located on the Plum Island Turnpike over the Plum Island River in Newbury. The test openings will take place from 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 11, through 4:30 a.m. on Monday, April 12.
The purpose of the test openings is to ensure that the drawbridge is ready to operate for the upcoming boating season and to train new drawbridge operators. The drawbridge testing operations are part of a $4.19 million District 4 drawbridge operation, maintenance and repair contract awarded to SPS New England. Drivers who are traveling through the area should reduce speed and use caution.