Transportation

North Washington Street Bridge (Charlestown Bridge) Construction Look-Ahead June 2, 2019 – June 15, 2019

Below is the construction look ahead for the North Washington Street Bridge Replacement Project as provided by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT). TEMPORARY BRIDGE CONSTRUCTION DESCRIPTION: Continued demolition of the western (Charles River side) sidewalk on the bridge and construction of the temporary bridge bents and abutments. Work on the temporary bridge above the Tudor Wharf walkway Read More…

Transportation

North Washington St. Bridge Construction Update: May 26, 2019 – June 8, 2019

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 MAY 27 No daytime work or lane closures will take place on Monday, May 27, 2019 in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. Typical work hours and conditions will continue Tuesday, Read More…

Transportation

North Washington St. Bridge Construction Update May 12 – May 25

Below is the construction look ahead for the North Washington Street Bridge Replacement Project as provided by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT). Temporary Bridge Construction:Driving of bent supports for the temporary roadway bridge continues along with demolition of the western (Charles River side) sidewalk on the bridge near City Square, construction of supports for the temporary Read More…

Transportation

North Washington St. Bridge Construction Update April 28 – May 11

Below is the construction look ahead for the North Washington Street Bridge Replacement Project as provided by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT). Temporary Bridge Construction:Driving of bent supports for the temporary roadway bridge continues along with demolition of the western (Charles River side) sidewalk on the bridge near City Square and construction of supports for the Read More…

Transportation

North Washington St. Bridge Construction Update March 31 – April 13

Below is the construction look ahead for the North Washington Street Bridge Replacement Project as provided by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT). Temporary Bridge Construction:Driving of bent supports for the temporary roadway bridge continues along with construction of supports to carry utilities over a temporary utility bridge. One of the bridge bent supports is being installed Read More…

Transportation

North Washington Street Bridge Construction Schedule Through March 30

North Washington Street Bridge (Charlestown Bridge)Construction Look-Ahead to March 30, 2019 This document provides a brief overview of construction operations and impacts for the North Washington Street Bridge Replacement Project. It will be supplemented by additional notices as needed for high-impact work and changes to traffic configurations beyond those described below. DEMOLITION AND SITE PREPARATION: Read More…

Transportation

North Washington St. Bridge Construction Update Beginning March 14

Below is the construction update for the North Washington Street Bridge Replacement Project as provided by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT). To help construct the temporary bridge, the Paul Revere Park Playground and Tudor Wharf Walkway will be closed from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. for about two weeks. Beginning Thursday March 14, MassDOT’s contractor for Read More…

Transportation

North Washington St. Bridge Construction Update February 17 – March 2

Below is the construction look ahead for the North Washington Street Bridge Replacement Project as provided by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT). Note: No daytime work will be done on February 18, 2019 in observance of the Presidents’ Day holiday. Demolition and Site Preparation:Continued protection of electrical lines and utilities as well as demolition of the western sidewalk (Charles Read More…

Featured Transportation

North Washington St. Bridge Construction Update February 3 – 16

Below is the construction look ahead for the North Washington Street Bridge Replacement Project as provided by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT). Demolition and Site Preparation:Continued removal of the center lane median, protection of electrical lines and utilities, and demolition of the western sidewalk (Charles River side) and adjacent Harborwalk underpass using barge-mounted cranes and other equipment Read More…

Featured Transportation

Demolitions and Utility Relocations for the N. Washington St. Bridge Project

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) has provided a construction look ahead of the North Washington Street Bridge project for January 20 through February 1, 2019. The western sidewalk and Harborwalk underpass (both already closed to pedestrians and cyclists) will be demolished. Inbound traffic will be reduced to one lane to allow for a work 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

Mayor’s Column: How We’re Working to Replace the North Washington Street Bridge

By Mayor Martin J. Walsh The North Washington Street Bridge, also known as the Charlestown Bridge, has been an important connector between the North End and Charlestown for more than a century. I’m proud that now, it’s getting the upgrade it deserves. We recently began construction to replace the bridge with a new one that Read More…