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N. Washington St. Bridge Project Update: Lane Reductions Continue; No Work on Christmas

Below is the construction look ahead for the North Washington Street Bridge Replacement Project as provided by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) for December 15 – December 28.

Travel Impacts

  • N. Washington St. Inbound: Off-peak daytime lane reductions across the bridge and additional lane reductions at Keany Square will continue. One lane across the bridge and all turn movements will be available from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on weekdays and overnight from 12/15 to 12/20.
  • N. Washington St. Outbound: Off-peak daytime lane reductions will continue across the bridge to City Square. One lane across the bridge and all turn movements will be available from 7 a.m. – 2 p.m. on weekdays and weekends from 12/15 to 12/20.

Description of Scheduled Work

  • Construction of the temporary pedestrian and vehicle bridge and utility bridge continues including installation, assembly, and welding of bridge spans and supports.
  • Utility work by Eversource and National Grid includes running cables underground, transferring gas and electric lines to pipes and cables running on the temporary utility bridge, and testing utilities.

Work Hours

  • Daytime (6 a.m. – 4 p.m.) on weekdays and weekends and overnight (9 p.m. – 7 a.m.) from 12/15 to 12/21.
  • No work will take place on December 25 in observance of the Christmas holiday. Happy holidays!

Travel Tips

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 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, lane markings, temporary barriers, traffic cones, signage, and other tools will be used to control traffic and create safe work zones.

Read more from MassDOT here and follow NorthEndWaterfront.com coverage of the bridge project by searching the tag N. Washington St. Bridge. Contact NorthWashingtonStreet@dot.state.ma.us with any questions or concerns.


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