The Massachusetts Department of Transportation has provided a construction look-ahead of the work to be done on the North Washington Street Bridge in the next two weeks.

Daytime work will include drilling of north and south pier borings in the median with no travel impacts. Overnight weekday work and daytime work on Saturdays will include electrical utility relocation that will result in one lane travel in each direction overnight on weekdays (10pm – 7am) and one lane travel northbound on Saturday mornings (5am – 1pm).

Further details from MassDOT are included below.

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SITE PREPARATION:
DESCRIPTION: Installation of variable messaging boards and traffic barrels, ongoing site surveys, and drilling of north and south pier borings in the median on both sides of the bridge.
WORK HOURS: Daytime (7am-6pm)
TRAVEL IMPACTS: None

UTILITY RELOCATION:
DESCRIPTION: Electrical utility relocation and upgrades on the south end of the bridge at Keany Square will continue overnight on weeknights by Eversource and on Saturday mornings by Comcast.
WORK HOURS: Overnight on weekdays (10pm-7am); Saturday daytime (5am-1pm)
TRAVEL IMPACTS: During overnight off-peak hours, traffic will be reduced to 1 lane in each direction at the Keany Square intersection; During Saturday morning off-peak hours, northbound traffic will be reduced to 1 lane at the Keany Square intersection.

TRAVEL TIPS:
Please take care to pay attention to all signage and police details and move carefully through the work zone. Police details, changes in lane markings, temporary controls such as barriers and traffic cones, signage, and other tools will be used throughout the project to control traffic and create safe work zones.

The contractor is coordinating with the TD Garden and local police to provide awareness and manage traffic impacts during events. For your awareness, during this look-ahead period, the following events are scheduled:

Bruins:     11/5 at 7pm, 11/8 at 7pm, 11/10 at 7pm
Celtics:     10/30 at 7:30pm, 11/1 at 8pm
Concerts:  11/3 at 8pm, 11/6 at 8pm, 11/9 at 7:30pm

More information and project background can be found on the project website.

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2 COMMENTS

  1. What has been decided about the proposed prohibition of left lane turns from N Washington St onto Commercial St? The idea of forcing left turn traffic onto Thacher St to wend thru the North End is really unworkable.

  2. I believe there was an updated pie e where officials agree to allow left turns onto Commercial during construction. I’d also like them to visit taking down the new “No Turn On Red” sign to prohibit right turns from Commercial St onto the bridge. That is now causing back-ups on Commercial St and especially problematic given that tour buses are constantly blocking that right turn lane.

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