Longfellow Bridge Closure and Shuttle Buses Replace Red Line Trains from May 12-13

May 4, 2018
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Due to the Longfellow Bridge Rehabilitation Project, shuttle buses will replace Red Line trains in both directions between Park Street and Kendall/MIT Stations, with a stop at Charles/MGH Station, on Saturday, May 12, and Sunday, May 13.

The bus route and stops are shown on this map. The Longfellow Bridge will also be closed to all private and commercial vehicular traffic with access maintained for bus shuttles, emergency vehicles, bicyclists, and pedestrians.

Bus shuttles will be used from the start of service Saturday, May 12, to the end of service Sunday, May 13, and the Longfellow Bridge will be closed to all vehicular traffic from 11:00 PM Friday, May 11, until 5:00 AM Monday, May 14.

Bus shuttles and emergency responders will be the only motor vehicles permitted on the bridge. Bicyclists, both inbound and outbound, and pedestrians will use the shared downstream sidewalk during the work. All other motor vehicles, including passenger vehicles and trucks, will need to use one of two Boston-bound detour routes to reach Charles River Dam Road (Monsignor O’Brien Highway/Route 28) and Leverett Circle.

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.

From Broadway, turn left onto Third Street, turn right on Binney Street, turn left onto Land Boulevard, and then turn right onto Charles River Dam Road (Monsignor O’Brien Highway/Route 28) to reach Leverett Circle.

The closure is needed for the contractor to perform work on the MBTA tracks.

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]

MassDOT encourages drivers to avoid the area and seek alternate routes.

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