Bowker Overpass Closure to Continue this Week

The Storrow Drive eastbound offramp for the Fenway, Boylston Street, and the Longwood Medical and Academic Area, across the the Bowker Overpass will be closed between the hours of 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. through October 24.

 The closure will also be on Saturday, Oct. 25, the closure will be in effect between the hours of 7 a.m. and 11 p.m.  The closure is required for ongoing demolition of the concrete bridge deck.

 Associated lane restrictions will also be in effect on Beacon Street and Commonwealth Avenue in both directions under the bridge on an as-needed basis during these times.

 The lane restrictions are part of a $12.3 million project to make steel repairs and replace the bridge deck on the Bowker Overpass.  The project is expected to be complete in the summer of 2016.

 In 2009, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) was created to unify the state’s various transportation agencies. MassDOT now includes the Highway Division, the MBTA and Rail Transit Division, the Aeronautics Division, and the Registry of Motor Vehicles. MassDOT is committed to providing a safe and reliable transportation system to all those who travel in the Commonwealth and works to deliver excellent customer service. MassDOT has been nationally recognized for its innovative approach to transportation, including the Accelerated Bridge Program, the “Where’s My Bus and Train?” apps and “Fast 14” work. For more information, visit MassDOT at our website: blog:, or follow MassDOT on twitter at and Facebook at


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