North Washington St. Bridge Construction Update February 17 – March 2

North Washington Street Bridge Replacement with Temporary Bridge

Below is the construction look ahead for the North Washington Street Bridge Replacement Project as provided by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT).

Note: No daytime work will be done on February 18, 2019 in observance of the Presidents’ Day holiday.

Demolition and Site Preparation:
Continued protection of electrical lines and utilities as well as demolition of the western sidewalk (Charles River side) using barge-mounted cranes and other equipment stationed in the water. Installation of bridge bents and construction of pier supports for temporary utility bridge.

Work Hours: Daytime (7 a.m. to 6 p.m.) and nighttime (11 p.m. to 6 a.m.) on weekdays.

Travel Impacts: On weekdays, during off-peak daytime hours (10 a.m. to 2 p.m.) and nighttime hours (11 p.m. to 6 a.m.), inbound traffic will be reduced to one lane on the bridge to create a work zone for sidewalk demolition.

Utility Installation and Upgrades:
Installation of water line and MBTA conduit at the south end of the bridge at Keany Square on weekdays by J.F. White. Utility relocation and upgrades on the north end of the bridge at City Square on weekdays and Saturdays by Eversource.

Work Hours: Daytime (7 a. m. to 2 p.m.) on weekdays and Saturdays (7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.).

Travel Impacts: During off-peak hours, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on weekdays, inbound traffic will be reduced to one lane at the Keany Square intersection to allow for water line and MBTA conduit installation. During off-peak hours, from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. on weekdays and 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturdays, outbound traffic will be reduced to one lane at the Eversource work zone approaching the City Square intersection. All turn movements will be maintained, with two inbound lanes available during the morning peak hours.

Read more from MassDOT here and follow coverage of the bridge project by searching the tag N. Washington St. Bridge.