MassDOT will close the Longfellow Bridge overnight to all vehicular traffic through Thursday, April 19, from 11:00 p.m. each night to 5:00 a.m. the following morning. The closures are necessary to perform work on the joints of the bridge.
Emergency responder, bicyclist, and pedestrian travel, and MBTA Red Line service will be maintained across the bridge at all times. Bicyclists, both inbound and outbound, should share the upstream sidewalk with pedestrians during this timeframe. Boston-bound vehicles should use the inbound detour routes described below. These closures are in addition to the previously announced weekend closure for the Red Line Diversion from 11:00 p.m. on Friday, April 20, to 5:00 a.m. on Monday, April 23.
Inbound Detour Routes: Height restrictions are in place for Memorial Drive, so all buses and trucks must use the Third Street to Binney Street detour described below.
From Main Street, turn right onto Memorial Drive westbound, and make a U-turn at Ames Street to access Memorial Drive eastbound. Follow Memorial Drive eastbound to Land Boulevard and turn right onto Charles River Dam Road (Monsignor O’Brien Highway/Route 28) to reach Leverett Circle.
For more information on the project, visit the website at www.mass.gov/massdot/longfellowbridge. View construction progress photos on MassDOT’s Longfellow Bridge Flickr Album. For questions or to report issues related to construction, please call the project hotline at 617-519-9892 or email [email protected]s.