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Video: Traffic Flow Changes for Temporary North Washington Street Bridge

Two months into the construction for the replacement of the North Washington Street Bridge (i.e., the Charlestown Bridge), the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) held a community meeting on Tuesday night in the North End to highlight recent project changes. Most notably, the decision to build a temporary bridge will allow three lanes of traffic Read More…

Government Transportation

Elected Officials Object to Blocking Turns from N. Washington Street Bridge to North End’s Commercial Street

Local elected officials are objecting to plans that will block left turns from Charlestown to the North End’s Commercial Street during construction of a replacement North Washington Street Bridge. Instead, North End traffic is expected to be redirected down Thacher Street, Hanover Street and Atlantic Ave. and to loop back around. This traffic change is expected to bring Read More…

Transportation

Federal Funding Awarded for North Washington Bridge Replacement

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation has announced that it has received federal funding for the replacement of the North Washington Street Bridge, the bridge that carries traffic between Charlestown and the North End in Boston. The $50.5 million award will also fund replacing a bridge that carries Route 44 over Route 24 in Raynham. “These Read More…

Transportation

North Washington Street Bridge Construction Targeted for Summer 2017 [Video]

The design to replace the North Washington Street Bridge is currently 75% complete as officials continue their community meetings to show the design plans.  A Public Information meeting was held at the Nazzaro Center on October 20, 2016, providing an in-depth discussion on the plan to replace the 1,100 foot section of the bridge. The goal of the project is to Read More…

Transportation

Was That Really a Bridge Floating in Boston Harbor?

We received several inquires as to the floating bridge that came through Boston Harbor this morning. While it would be nice to think this might be an accelerated attempt to rebuild the Old Northern Avenue or Charlestown Bridge, it intended to be part of a new Long Island bridge, currently being dismantled.   The city closed the Read More…

Commentaries Transportation

Downtown View: The Bridges of Suffolk County

Everyone knows the Longfellow Bridge is being rebuilt. It is scheduled for completion in late 2016. But other bridges across the Charles and other waterways are also undergoing changes. Here’s an update of what is happening, starting with the bridge farthest away from the downtown and moving east. Prepare yourself for lots of new lights. Read More…