Construction Update: North Washington Street Bridge Construction Look-Ahead Through May 1

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.

Commercial Street Lane Reduction

•On Wednesday, 4/28, there will be a lane closure on Commercial Street to make room for a work zone near the Keany Square section of the project site. The lane closure will occur to prepare for concrete work on piers. Closure begins at 4:00 a.m. and will end at 2:00 p.m.

Description of Scheduled Work 

•Building the piers:

*Pier 1 (closest to the North End): Footing formwork, rebar installation, and concrete placement

*Pier 2: Footing formwork, rebar installation, and concrete placement

*Pier 3: Column formwork, rebar installation, and concrete placement

*Pier 4: V arms formwork, rebar installation, and concrete placement

*Pier 5 (closest to Charlestown): V arm formwork installation, rebar installation, and concrete placement

•Installing, moving, and maintaining silt curtains in the water

Work Hours

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

Work That Has Been Completed

•Prior to 4/18/21, completed work includes:

*Pier 1 (closest to the North End): sealing and dewatering cofferdam

*Pier 2: sealing and dewatering cofferdam

Travel Tips

The Westerly sidewalk, Lovejoy Wharf stairs, near Converse are open to the public with the opening of the temporary bridge, the adjacent section of the Harborwalk passing under the bridge remains closed.

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. For more information and project background please visit the project website.

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