Featured Transportation

Potential North Washington St. Bus Lane Aims to Improve Traffic Flow

A meeting to discuss potential bus lane improvements to North Washington St. was recently held by Boston Transportation Department (BTD) Transit Team Director Matthew Moran and MBTA Director of Transit Priority Eric Burkman. Known for its significant congestion, North Washington St. has seen several initiatives over the years attempt to solve traffic and safety concerns. Read More…

Photos & Videos Transportation

Neighborhood Photo: Non-Existent Rush Hour

Nonno Jerry and grandson “Jackie Cannoli” crossed the Charlestown Bridge on the way back to their home in the North End at 5 p.m. on Tuesday. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the stay at home advisory, not a car was in sight during this normally high-traffic time. “Neighborhood Photo” is a regular feature on NorthEndWaterfront.com. Read More…

Community Transportation

Reader Poll: How is the North Washington Street Bridge Project Progressing?

The North Washington Street Bridge replacement project is now underway. Preparation work and relocating of utilities is being done at Keany Square, and the western sidewalk over the bridge has been closed. The Lovejoy Wharf stairs near the Converse building as well as the HarborWalk underpass are also closed to pedestrians and cyclists. Most recently, 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…

Featured Transportation

Bracing for Summer Start of Charlestown Bridge Work

Community members packed into the North End’s Nazzaro Center to hear updates from the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) on the North Washington Street Bridge (i.e., Charlestown Bridge) replacement project. The $177 million project has been approved to replace the current bridge between the North End and Charlestown. The existing bridge is in a dire state with Read More…

Featured Transportation

North Washington Street Bridge Project Approved

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) Board of Directors have approved a $177 million contract to replace the North Washington Street Bridge between the North End and Charlestown. Work-related activities including utility work are expected to begin this Spring and construction operations in the Fall. The bridge, including widened sidewalks, separated bike lanes, bus rapid Read More…

Transportation

North Washington Street Bridge Overnight Lane Closures

The Boston Transportation Department is advising drivers that lane reductions will be in effect on the North Washington Street Bridge from 7 PM, Wednesday, October 25, through 5 AM, Thursday, October 26, to allow for necessary bridge repairs. Inbound travel lanes will be closed to all traffic, and inbound and outbound traffic will both be maintained using Read More…

Daily Briefs

Wednesday’s Brief: Ward 3 Candidates Night, Charlestown Bridge Closure, North End Lights

Things to know for Wednesday Events for Wednesday, October 25: 3:00PM Italian Heritage Month Movie at West End Library “Marriage Italian Style”. Celebrate Italian Heritage Month with the West End Library’s October Italian Film Series every Wednesday at 151 Cambridge Street. Featured films include Big Deal on Madonna Street, Cinema Paradiso and Marriage Italian Style. 6:00PM Read More…

Daily Briefs

Thursday’s Brief: NEWRA, Charlestown Bridge Construction, Cooking Classes

Things to know for Thursday! Events for Thursday, September 14th: Author Talk: Richard Mancuso, The Good Don. Located at I AM Books, 189 North St, Boston, view the post. 3:45pm Tryouts for Children’s Choir at St. Stephen’s Church. Is your child a student in grades 3, 4 or 5 in any North End School?  We are entering our third year with 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…

Featured Transportation

Project Video: North Washington Street Bridge Reconstruction is Coming

At the June 2017 North End Waterfront Residents’ Association meeting, Nathaniel Curtis spoke about the upcoming North Washington Street Bridge Replacement Project. The project, which could start construction later this year or in early 2018, is expected to last 4 years. As it stands, the current bridge is over a century old and will be replaced with Read More…