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.
Orange Line Shutdown
As part of the Orange Line Transformation Program, the MBTA will suspend Orange Line service for 30-days, from August 19 through September 18. This shutdown will impact local and regional traffic. In preparation for the shutdown, the North Washington Street Bridge project team is monitoring traffic at both City and Keaney Square. Traffic signal timing will be adjusted to mitigate this anticipated congestion. Please plan for extra travel time. To learn more about the Orange Line shutdown visit the MBTA website.
• Install drainage pipe on piers in the Warehouse spans adjacent to Charles River Ave
• Most work will be done during weekday daytime hours (6:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.)
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:
• TD Garden Hiring Fair: 8/31 at 3:00 p.m.