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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…

Featured Transportation

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…

Featured Transportation

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…

Transportation

N. Washington St. Bridge Project Update: DCR Locks Closed Mar. 5–6

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 1-7, 2020. Project Advisory: Charles River Dam Pedestrian Walkway Temporary Closure  Beginning on Thursday, March 5, 2020 at 6 a.m. and continuing through Friday, March 6, 2020 at 6 Read More…

Transportation

N. Washington St. Bridge Project: Lane Reductions; Construction of Temporary Bridge

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 29 – January 11. 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 Read More…

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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 Read More…

Transportation

N. Washington St. Bridge Project Update: Lane Reductions, Temporary Bridge Construction

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 1 – December 14. Travel Impacts N. Washington Street 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 Read More…