Pittsfield Economic Development Authority and the city of Pittsfield will host a community dedication ceremony to celebrate the opening of the new Woodlawn Bridge at 9:30 a.m. Monday, June 27, at the William Stanley Business Park.
State and local officials are expected to attend the dedication which will take place under a tent adjacent to the PEDA office, on the corner of Kellogg Street and Woodlawn Avenue. The ribbon cutting is scheduled for 10 a.m.
Closed to traffic since 2006, the reconstructed bridge bisects the William Stanley Business Park and reconnects the Morningside neighborhood with East Street.
In addition to being a valuable neighborhood connector, the bridge also completes the new 2.5 mile Morningside Walking Loop, an initiative of Be Well Berkshires and Healthy Pittsfield, with sponsorship from the Tyler Street Business Group, Berkshire Health Systems and the city.
Guests will be able to participate in a ceremonial first walk of the loop, following the ceremony.
The extension of Woodlawn Avenue to East Street will open to traffic following the dedication.