Below is the construction look ahead for the North Washington Street Bridge Replacement Project as provided by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT).
Temporary Bridge Construction:
Driving of bent supports for the temporary roadway bridge continues along with demolition of the western (Charles River side) sidewalk on the bridge near City Square and construction of supports for the temporary utility bridge. One of the bridge bent supports is being installed in Paul Revere Park behind the Tudor Wharf walkway and requires daily 7 a.m. – 3 p.m. closures of the walkway and playground.
Work Hours: Daytime (7 a.m. – 6 p.m.) on weekdays and on Saturday, May 11.
Travel Impacts: On weekdays during off-peak daytime hours (10 a.m. – 2 p.m.) and on Saturday, May 11, the inbound right lane will be closed to create a work zone to support pile driving and sidewalk demolition. During the Tudor Wharf walkway closures, pedestrian access will be provided via the Water Street underpass and guidance signage will be provided.
Utility Installation and Upgrades:
At the south end of the bridge at Keany Square, installation of a waterline and hydrant at the south end of the bridge at Keany Square by J.F. White and installation of a gas pipe by National Grid.
Work Hours: Daytime (7 a.m. to 2 p.m.) on weekdays.
Travel Impacts: During off-peak hours (10 a.m. – 2 p.m.) on weekdays, inbound traffic will be reduced to one lane at the Keany Square intersection. During off-peak hours (7 a.m. – 2 p.m.) on weekdays, outbound traffic will be reduced to one lane at the Keany Square. All turn movements will be maintained, with two inbound lanes available during the morning peak hours.