Below is the construction look ahead for the North Washington Street Bridge Replacement Project as provided by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT).
NO WORK ON MAY 27
No daytime work or lane closures will take place on Monday, May 27, 2019 in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. Typical work hours and conditions will continue Tuesday, May 28.
TEMPORARY BRIDGE CONSTRUCTION
DESCRIPTION: Construction of the temporary bridge north abutment in Paul Revere Park and continued demolition of the western (Charles River side) sidewalk on the bridge near City Square. Work on the bridge above the Tudor Wharf walkway requires some daytime closures of the walkway with pedestrian detours in place.
WORK HOURS: Daytime (7 a.m.–6 p.m.) on weekdays.
TRAVEL IMPACTS: On weekdays during off-peak daytime hours (10 a.m.–2 p.m.), the inbound right lane will be closed to create a work zone to support temporary bridge construction 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
DESCRIPTION: At the south end of the bridge at Keany Square, installation of a waterline by J.F. White continues as well as installation of a gas pipe by National Grid.
WORK HOURS: Daytime (7 a.m.–3 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.
MassDOT has begun work on the Tobin Bridge/Chelsea Curves Rehabilitation Project which requires significant traffic impacts including 24/7 lane closures. For information or to sign up for project-specific construction look-aheads like this one, visit the project website.
PEDESTRIANS AND CYCLISTS: The bridge’s eastern sidewalk is open and available to all pedestrians and cyclists with crossings at both Keany and City Squares. Please be advised that the DCR-controlled Charlestown locks can provide another alternate route, but may close without warning and beyond control of this project. During the daytime Tudor Wharf walkway closures, pedestrian access will be provided via the Water Street underpass and guidance signage will be provided.
All users should 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:
Stanley Cup Finals: May 27 at 8 p.m., May 29 at 8 p.m., June 6 at 8 p.m. (if needed)
For more information and project background, visit: https://www.mass.gov/north-washington-street-bridge-replacement