Photos & Videos

Neighborhood Photo: Temporary Freedom Trail Over Charlestown Bridge

The shift to the N. Washington St. temporary bridge was completed last weekend, diverting vehicular traffic, cyclists, and pedestrians onto the temporary bridge while the old bridge is demolished and a new one constructed. The shift occurred in phases, with the third and final phase moving pedestrians, and the Freedom Trail, onto the temporary bridge’s Read More…

Transportation

N. Washington St. Bridge Project Update: Temporary Bridge Activated, Marine Navigational Channel Closed 7/20 – 8/11

Below is the construction look ahead for the North Washington Street Bridge Replacement Project as provided by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) for activation of the temporary bridge. Temporary Bridge Activation Begins 7/17 Vehicle and foot traffic will be moved off the existing North Washington Street Bridge and onto the temporary bridge beginning on the evening Read More…

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N. Washington St. Bridge Project Update: Traffic Shift Starts July 17, Demolition of Bridge to Follow

Below is the construction look ahead for the North Washington Street Bridge Replacement Project as provided by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) for the week of July 12 – July 25, 2020. Traffic Shifting onto Temporary Bridge (7/17 – 7/19) Starting July 17, traffic will be shifted onto the new temporary North Washington Street Bridge. We Read More…

Featured Meetings

Neighborhood Council Hears Updates on Phase III in Boston, Discusses N. Washington St. Bridge Progress

The North End/ Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) July 2020 meeting started with a series of notable reports and updates, summarized below. Brett Roman, NEWNC President’s Report: Members were reminded that the North End/ Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) and NEWNC will host a joint meeting on Wednesday, July 22nd at 6pm with local elected officials. Councilor Read More…

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Traffic Pattern Changes as Shift to N. Washington St. Temporary Bridge Begins

The North Washington Street Bridge will be entering a new stage where traffic will be shifting onto the temporary bridge during the weekend of July 17–19. The replacement project for the North Washington Street Bridge (also known as the Charlestown Bridge) was approved back in March 2018 and is estimated to be completed in 2023 Read More…

Event Notices Transportation

Public Meetings Regarding Shift to Temporary N. Washington St. Bridge

The North Washington Street Bridge will be entering a new stage where traffic will be shifting onto the temporary bridge. The traffic shift is currently slated to occur during the weekend of July 17–18, with all traffic shifted to the temporary bridge by July 19th. The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) and the City of Boston will Read More…

Photos & Videos

Neighborhood Photo: Equipment for the N. Washington St. Bridge Project Arrives Via Tugboat

A lunch bucket tug is used to haul large steel girders for the replacement of the old North Washington St. Bridge. In the background is the Bunker Hill Monument. Photo and caption by Elizabeth Norton. Traffic will soon be shifted to the temporary bridge as work begins to dismantle the old bridge. Three public meetings Read More…

Transportation

N. Washington St. Bridge Project Update: Temporary Bridge Fender System Work 6AM – 1AM; Lane Reductions Continue

Below is the construction look ahead for the North Washington Street Bridge Replacement Project as provided by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) for the week of May 31 – June 13, 2020. 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 Read More…

Transportation

N. Washington St. Bridge Project Update: Lane Reductions Continue, Temporary Bridge Fender Installation

Below is the construction look ahead for the North Washington Street Bridge Replacement Project as provided by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) for the week of May 17–30, 2020. Travel Impacts Overnight lane reductions: Overnight lane reductions in both directions will continue during weekdays from 9:00 p.m. – 5:00 a.m. At least one lane across the Read More…

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N. Washington St. Bridge Project Update: One Lane Bridge Both Directions; 24-Hour Work to Begin on Temporary Bridge May 14

Below is the construction look ahead for the North Washington Street Bridge Replacement Project as provided by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) for the week of May 3–16, 2020. Travel Impacts Overnight lane reductions: Overnight lane reductions in both directions will continue during weeknights from 9 p.m. – 5 a.m. At least one lane across the 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…

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Overnight Lane Reductions Begin Mar. 11 for N. Washington St. Bridge Project

Below is the construction look ahead for the North Washington Street Bridge Replacement Project as provided by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) for the week of March 8-21, 2020. 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 Read More…