Flooded Route 119 in Littleton, Mass. Reopens - NECN

Flooded Route 119 in Littleton, Mass. Reopens



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    LITTLETON, Mass. (AP) - State transportation officials say Route
    119 in Littleton has reopened for the first time since the massive
    flooding of last month.


    The state road that runs just west of Interstate 495 was closedwhen a culvert collapsed about 20 feet under the roadway. The
    closure had forced detours for motorists in Littleton and
    neighboring Groton.
    The Massachusetts Department of Transportation says a contractor
    was hired and crews worked around the clock to install a new
    culvert and rebuild the roadway, which reopened late Tuesday
    MassDOT spokesman Colin Durrant says the total cost of the
    repairs isn't known. The state is expected to seek federal disaster
    assistance to pay for damage caused by record rainfall in March.
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