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 July 4
No work will take place on Thursday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day. Additionally, no lane closures will take place from Wednesday, July 3 – Friday, July 5 to accommodate increased holiday traffic.
Temporary Bridge Construction
Description: Continued construction of the temporary pedestrian and utility bridge base, bents, and abutments. Work on the temporary bridge above the Tudor Wharf walkway requires some daytime closures of the walkway.
Work Hours: Daytime (6 a.m.– 6 p.m.) on weekdays and Saturday, July 13.
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 safe work zone. During the Tudor Wharf walkway closures, pedestrian access will be provided via the Water Street underpass and guidance signage will be provided.
Utility Installations & 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: Inbound traffic will be reduced to one lane on weekdays during off-peak hours (10 a.m. – 2 p.m.). Outbound traffic will be reduced to one lane on weekdays during off-peak hours (7 a.m. – 2 p.m.) at Keany Square. All turn movements will be maintained, with two inbound lanes available during the morning peak hours.