Construction Update: North Washington Street Bridge Construction Look-Ahead Through February 18

This is a brief overview of construction operations and impacts for the North Washington Street Bridge Replacement Project. MassDOT will provide additional notices as needed for high-impact work and changes to traffic configurations beyond those described below.

Scheduled Work

• Erection of steel begins on Feb. 14 (weather permitting)

• Installation of bridge deck formwork at North Abutment

• Installation of utility conduits on bridge structure

• Installation of steel support and bolting

• Installation of marine wooden fender

• Installation of sidewalk steel and formwork

Work Hours

• Most work will be done during weekday daytime hours (6:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.)

Contraflow Pilot

• The MassDOT-implemented contraflow pilot will continue to be in effect during evening peak traffic (3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.), Monday through Friday.

• Traffic monitoring will be in place to determine if the contraflow traffic setup is effective in improving traffic flow.

• Police details, lane markings, temporary barriers, traffic cones, signage, and other tools will be used to control traffic during set up and operation of the contraflow.

Travel Tips

For everyone using the temporary bridge, please help share the space: walk to the right, walk bikes, and be mindful of people coming from both directions, if walking in a large group.

Drivers should take care to pay attention to all signage and move carefully through the work zone. Police details, lane markings, temporary barriers, traffic cones, signage, and other tools will be used to control traffic and create safe work zones.

The Tudor Wharf Walkway (under the bridge next to the water in Paul Revere Park) will be intermittently closed for safety during construction operations, with access provided via the Water Street underpass. The Boston Harborwalk under the bridge and eastern/harborside bridge sidewalk remain closed until rebuilt.

The contractor is coordinating with the TD Garden and local police to provide awareness and manage traffic impacts during events. For your awareness, the following TD Garden events are scheduled during this look-ahead period:

• BRUINS: Feb. 11 at 3:30 p.m. and Feb. 18 at 5:00 p.m.

• CELTICS: Feb. 10 at 7:30 p.m., Feb. 12 at 2:00 p.m., and Feb. 15 at 7:30 p.m.

• ALL OTHER EVENTS: Feb. 9 at 3:00 p.m., Feb. 13 at 4:30 p.m., Feb. 17 at 7:30

Stay up-to-date and informed by following the @MassDOT twitter account and Mass 511 for real-time updates, visiting the project website, or emailing us with any questions.

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